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Many a gardener has aimed his or her trowel at this humble weed, eager to free an otherwise pristine lawn of its unsightly green leaves and telltale yellow flowers. But there may be more to this pesky plant than meets the eye. Could those leaves be a nutritious addition to your salad? Will teas and tonics made from its roots help boost immunity, support your liver, or even protect against cancer? Might the plant – whose Latin name translates to “Official Remedy of Disorders” – even promote psychic powers? Here’s everything you need to decide whether to cultivate this weed, […]

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Top 10 Fat Burning Superfoods

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware that some foods make it really difficult to lose weight.  Why?  These foods create their own self-sustaining cravings, a fact all too well-known to anyone who’s ever found herself consuming six bowls of cereal while watching reruns of Friends. Processed carbs — like cereal, desserts, pasta and bread, potato chips — play havoc with your blood sugar, the appetite centers in the brain, and, ultimately, your waistline. But some foods do just the opposite, packing a ton of nutrition into a relatively small number of calories while filling you […]

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Eating Nuts Can Lead to Weight Loss

Researchers from the Institut Universitari d’Investigacio en Atencio Primaria Jordi Gol in Tarragona, Spain report that supplementing a healthy, balanced diet with a few nuts does not result in weight gain, but could lead to weight loss and a reduction in waist size. The report, which was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that nuts may be safely added or used to substitute other foods in the diet that are high in unsaturated fats and fiber. Gemma Flores-Mateo and her colleagues note that previous studies have linked nut-supplemented diets to a lower risk of diabetes, high […]

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Eating More Fiber Reduces Stroke Risk

Current dietary guidelines in the US recommend eating at least 21 grams of fiber per day for women and 30 grams for men. However, the average American consumes much less than these, as surveys show that most women eat an average of just 13 g for women and 17 g for men. Diane Threapleton, MSc, of the University of Leeds, England, and colleagues conducted a literature search that involved eight prospective cohort studies from different countries including the U.S., northern Europe, Australia, and Japan, which looked into the fiber intake of healthy individuals and the incidence of first stroke. They […]

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Debunking Nutrition Myths

March as regarded as National Nutrition Month, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” which encourages people to discover their own personal nutrition preferences. However, some misconceptions may stand in the way of people from realizing their goals, and Dr. Mao Ni clarifies these common myths. First, Dr. Ni emphasizes that not all carbohydrates are bad, and that while some of these, like added sugars and white flour can cause spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels, whole grains provide the body with a healthy source of energy […]

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