Fish and shellfish are a rich source of high-quality protein, are low in saturated fat and contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids. That's why the AHA encourages adults in the general population to consume fish two to three times per week.
However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury, which can harm unborn babies and young children. To address this concern, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and
Fortifying grain products with folic acid was originally intended to reduce the incidents of birth defects. Now a new study indicates that folic acid fortification may also have a considerable effect on cardiovascular disease, preventing an estimated 31,000 deaths from stoke and 17,000 deaths from heart disease each year.
Want to boost your brain power? Make sure to load up your grocery cart with these 14 “brain foods,” shown here in alphabetical order: beans
Source: Health (January–February 2004).
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According to a study in the December 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, children can reduce their body fat by 0.4% by simply adding one 8-ounce glass of skim milk or an 8-ounce serving of yogurt to their existing daily calcium intake. Doing so is also likely to decrease kids’ daily consumption of carbonated beverages. The researchers recommended that “attempts to increase dietary calcium focus on low-fat, calcium-rich foods.”a breakfast
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According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Dietitians of Canada, in the year 2000, 4 percent (%) of Canadian adults and 2.5% of the U.S. adult population consumed a vegetarian diet, defined as one that did not include meat, fish or fowl (ADA 2003). Slightly fewer than 1% said they followed an even stricter vegan diet, meaning they consumed no animal products at all (ADA 2003).
What’s red, green, black and sometimes white, but always healthy? The answer is “tea,” which is increasingly being hailed by scientists for its ability to ward off common diseases such as osteoporosis, heart attacks, Parkinson’s disease and gum disease. Although coffee remains the beverage of choice for many, Americans now consume more than 2 billion gallons of tea each year, according to the Tea Association of America.
Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in the United States every year since 1918? Fortunately, exercise, stress management and healthy eating can reduce the chance of getting CVD.
Does this sound familiar? You just got home from the grocery store and are about to put away a week’s worth of carefully selected fresh fruits and vegetables. Sure, these perishable products cost more than your first car, but your family’s health is worth the expense, right? The trouble is, before you can stash today’s groceries, you have to throw out all the rotten fruits and veggies from last week!