Feeling anxious or blue? Ultra-processed foods may be to blame
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(Science Daily) — Do you love those sugary-sweet beverages, reconstituted meat products and packaged snacks? You may want to reconsider based on a new study that explored whether individuals who consume higher amounts of ultra-processed food have more adverse mental health symptoms.

Although ultra-processed foods  …

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  …

10 foods that boost your body’s keratin levels
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(Rachael Link/ Healthline) — Keratin is a type of structural protein found in your hair, skin, and nails.

It’s especially important for maintaining the structure of your skin, supporting wound healing, and keeping your hair and nails healthy and strong.

Keratin supplements are often said to help prevent hair loss, increase  …

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,  …

A high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of dementia
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(Matthew Solan/ Harvard Health) — Fiber is known for keeping your digestive system healthy and lowering cholesterol levels. Now, study findings suggest it also may protect the brain from dementia.

The study involved approximately 3,700 healthy adults, ages 40 to 64, who completed routine dietary surveys for 16 years.  …

10 anti-aging foods to support your 40s-and-beyond body
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(Nathalie Rhone/ Healthline) — When we pack our diet with vibrant foods loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and essential nutrients, our body will show its appreciation through its largest organ: our skin.

After all, the skin is often the first part of our body to show internal trouble, and there’s only so much  …

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  …

7 must-have superfoods for women’s health
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(Sn Rao/ NDTV Food) — Foods with a high nutritional density are known as superfoods. This implies they deliver a lot of nutrients for a small quantity.  Calories and minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants are abundant in them. The majority of us are unaware that many superfoods have been around for generations, and   …

7 foods your heart will love
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(Lisa Bendall/ Everything Zoomer) — Among the various lifestyle strategies that are known to be helpful for your heart, eating well is definitely a significant one. In fact, after studying the evidence, the American Heart Association has said that a healthy diet is as effective at lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease  …

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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