How a diet high in carotenoids can help women live longer, better
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(Nancy Schimelpfening/ Healthline) — Women tend to live longer than men but, paradoxically, tend to have more health issues as they age.

Scientists have speculated that it might be due to various factors, including hormonal and genetic differences between women and men.

However, new research from the University  …

A nutritionist shares the 35 best foods to boost mood and brain energy levels
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(Patricia Bannon/ CNBC News) — Food and mood are so intricately connected that they’ve inspired a new area of brain study: Nutritional psychiatry, which examines how what we eat impacts how we feel.

As a dietitian and nutritionist who has researched and experienced this connection firsthand,  …

Top 3 reasons to add plant-based proteins into your diet
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(Katherine Eckert, Jess Haines, Sarah Wedde/ The Conversation) — Fostering sustainable food systems is an urgent global priority. Sustainable diets are a part of food systems with important implications for human and environmental health.

While definitions of sustainable diets are still evolving, increasing plant-based  …

Intermittent fasting from a dietician’s perspective
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(Andy De Santis/ Healthing) — Intermittent fasting (IF), according to a survey of my fellow dieticians, is expected to continue to be the number one “diet trend” of 2022 — even ahead of the keto diet, which IF has kicked out of first place for the second consecutive year.
 
Certainly, given that IF does not require one
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Junk food and the brain: How modern diets may contribute to angry rhetoric
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(Bonnie Kaplan, Julia J. Rucklidge/ The Conversation) — Emotional, non-rational, even explosive remarks in public discourse have escalated in recent years. Politicians endure insults during legislative discussions; scientists receive emails and tweets containing verbal abuse and threats.

What’s going on? This  …

Most preschoolers eat too much sugar, new Guelph study shows
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(David Ma/ CBC News) — A new study from the University of Guelph has found many preschoolers in the city are eating more than the recommended amount of sugar on a daily basis.

Children should only get five to 10 per cent of daily energy from free sugar, or sugars added to food or drinks, as recommended by the World Health Organization,  …

Low-fat, plant-based diet may help reduce hot flashes
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(Carla Rosenbloom/ Very Well Fit) — A new study published in the journal Menopause found that a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet that includes soybeans was associated with fewer hot flashes in postmenopausal women. Menopause is diagnosed when menstrual periods have stopped for at least a year, and  …

7 lifestyle habits to prevent and treat peptic ulcers
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(Victoria Shanta Retelny/ Chicago Health) — Peptic ulcers come with some key telltale signs — and they’re not very pleasant. Upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, vomiting, heartburn, and back pain could all be signs of peptic ulcer disease (PUD). By far, upper abdominal pain ranks as the most common symptom, with almost  …

Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women
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(Science Daily) — In two separate studies analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, researchers found that both young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease when they ate more healthy plant foods.

The American Heart Association  …

Just say no to the post-pandemic diet
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(Cynthia M. Bulik/ Psychology Today) — Since March 2020, we have been deprived of so many things: seeing family and friends, touch, travel, smiles, even toilet paper. We have missed reunions, weddings, graduations, and funerals.

Many of us are unemployed, underemployed, or burned out from added responsibilities.  …