Jul
10
2010
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What foods are definitely (probably) good for you?

healthy-saladSome foods go in and out of fashion as “health foods”, others have their status change as new research becomes available. Here are some foods that are almost certainly healthy. Frozen peas Peas are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, folate and vitamin B1. They are also good sources of dietary fiber and protein. [more...]

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Jul
04
2010
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Which foods are definitely (probably) healthy?

healthy-breakfastSome foods are regarded as “healthy” one year and “unhealthy” the next year, or the other way around. Sometimes this is due to food fashion, but sometimes (as in the case of eggs) it’s due to our increased understanding of nutrition. Here are some foods that are probably definitely healthy. Tomatoes An anti-oxidant called lycopene [more...]

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Jul
11
2009
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Is dark chocolate good for you?

The Word Lust, Chocolate-coatedLust, Chocolate-coated – Photographic Print Stiepel, Kai – Buy at AllPosters.com Yes, dark chocolate is good for you, but with a few reservations. The good news is that regular consumption of dark chocolate can decrease blood pressure and probably reduces the risk of heart disease, primarily due to the flavinols the chocolate contains. The reservations [more...]

Feb
09
2009
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Can proper diet and nutrition help prevent hair loss?

Hair (Photo by tico24 - CY-BB)Hair loss in both men and women can be caused by a variety of nutritional deficiencies. While genetics, illness, hormonal imbalances, and certain medications can contribute to hair loss,  and capsaicin and isoflavine may even promote hair growth, proper diet is the most significant factor in maintaining a healthy head of hair. If your hair [more...]

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Jan
29
2009
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What foods are rich in iron?

Eating iron, wartime satire (photo by Smabs Sputzer - CC-BY)Plenty of foods are high in iron, but there are some complications. Iron in foods comes in two forms, and one form is more easily absorbed than the other. Also, some foods can help or hinder the body’s absorption of iron. The two forms of iron in food are heme and non-heme iron. Heme iron [more...]

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Jan
10
2009
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What is the “five a day” fruit and vegetable campaign?

Eggplant Salad (photo by yomi955 - CC-BY)“Five a day” is a campaign being run by the UK Department of Health and backed by Cancer Research UK. It encourages people to eat more fruit and vegetables by reducing it to the simple slogan of “five a day”, i.e. eating five portions of fruit or vegetables per day. People who can manage that [more...]

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