For years it has been common knowledge that dairy can play a positive role in supporting the health of your bones. Drinking milk for strong bones – with its high calcium and vitamin D content – has been a common fact preached throughout the years. But now, according to a new study, our understanding about particular types of dairy products and the link to bone health may have to be slightly revised.
Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS) collected data from a food-frequency questionnaire completed by 3,212 participants. They then compared participants’ dairy intake with their bone mineral density (BMD) measurement, which revealed the varying benefits of milk and yogurt versus cream in middle-aged men and women.
The kidneys literally do the dirty work in your body—they are responsible for removing waste and toxins from your system. One of the many jobs that kidneys perform is removing acid from you urine. However, western diets that are mostly based around animal and grain products are highly acidic, and can lead to further kidney-related concerns.
Therapy or Diet Modification?
Regular exercise is the corner-stone of building a healthy body and maintaining proper weight management. However, exercise puts your body to the test and getting the healthy energy needed to perform your best requires the proper pre-exercise nutrition. Whether you’re exercising to stay in shape or a top-level competitor, fueling your body with the proper nutrition before you exercise is vital in achieving any fitness goals.
Carbohydrate and Protein Importance
“Eat your green vegetables, they are good for you.”
This is a phrase that is echoed constantly throughout the health and nutrition world. We tout their value to our children while at the same time many of us neglect our own green vegetable intake. Now, as scientists revealed in recent research findings, leafy greens may have a deeper impact on our health – specifically digestive health – than was already thought.
Running is one of the best exercises you can do for heart health. Studies show that regular running workouts can help support blood pressure, cholesterol, and even blood sugar management. Running isn’t for everyone, however, especially if you have weak bones and joints because the impact can cause even more discomfort. The good news is that researchers have found that brisk walking can be equally effective.
Go for Distance
One of the more recent crazes pervasive in today’s society is the influence of over-the-counter energy drinks. As modern lifestyles get increasingly busy, people are turning to energy drinks in an attempt to get a quick boost.
The Sustainable Energy Problem
Marketing and advertising are an embedded part of our visual world. When it comes to making consumer choices you are bombarded with color choices and slogans that try to influence your decisions. In the world of nutrition, the colorful world of advertising may also have the tendency to fool you into making unhealthy food choices, according to a new study done by a researcher from the University of Cornell.
A Study in Green
Many people constantly tweak their diets and eating habits trying to find that right formula in order to better their heath and promote healthier weight management. The food you put in your body is, no doubt, of the utmost importance. But sometimes you can forget just how vital an impact—both positive and negative—the fluids you drink can have on your overall health. The right fluids can boost your nutrient intake while adding minimal calories, fats, and sugars to your daily diet.
The Element of Life
When it comes to buying produce and other foods, you probably think that “fresh” is the best way to go. But sometimes, what’s labeled fresh isn’t always the best choice, and what is frozen can sometimes contain more nutrients for a healthy and balanced diet. With many variables pertaining to fresh vs. frozen fruits and vegetables, it can often be difficult to know what the definitive healthy choice can be.
Frozen Fresh or Freshly Frozen?
Depending on where you live and the consistency of the climate, the notion of buying fresh produce can vary. Fresh produce shipped in from other areas can lose its nutrition while some frozen produce is picked fresh in peak season and immediately frozen; therefore, it is able to retain almost all of the healthy nutrients you are looking for in the first place.
Vitamin B12 plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Found in foods like fish, meat, and dairy, it is an important part of a balanced nutritional diet. However due to our modern methods of processing foods, we may not be getting the right amount of B12 through our daily food intake. This is cause for concern as a recent observational study, conducted at Tufts University, has linked B12 levels to cognitive health in older adults.
Effects of Low B12