Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
I've done homemade trail mix: raw almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc mixed with some dried fruit and some dark chocolate M&Ms (for a little indulgence). I also like apples because they don't bruise or get squished easily (+ a bag for cores).... Read more
Studies are showing that the Omega 3 in fish is great for your health. If you eat a lot of fish, great! But if you are like me and don't care for fish you can take a fish oil supplement.
Here is a Spark article to learn more about the health ben... Read more
Walnuts have high levels of Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.They are good for the heart as well. Add to yogurt, salads, or just eat them plain in moderation...4 walnuts a day can keep your healthier...7 walnut halves are around 100 calories....... Read more
I grew up with a native black walnut tree in my back yard. Its ugly green corrugated round fruit would ripen and eventually fall in our yard each year serving as a routine lawn-mowing hazard. My brothers liked to use them to practice their baseball p... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
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