Mediterranean diet during pregnancy may lower risk of preeclampsia
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(Jessica Norris/ Medical News Today) — A new study suggests adhering to a Mediterranean diet during early pregnancy may lower the risk of adverse outcomes, especially for people over 35.

Dietary recommendations during pregnancy continue to evolve as researchers gain new insights into the best nutrition for a pregnant  …

Eating lots of ‘ultra-processed’ foods could harm your brain
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(Steven Reinberg/ US News) — Chips, pizza, cookies: Delicious, but a diet full of ultra-processed foods like these may contribute to brain deterioration, researchers report.

Ultra-processed foods have lots of added and unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, salt, fat, artificial colors and preservatives. Examples

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High protein breakfast may help prevent overeating and obesity
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(Annie Lennox/ Medical News Today) — Obesity is linked to some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Between 1999 and 2020, population obesity rates in the United States increased from 30.5% to 41.9%.

First proposed in 2005, the protein  …

7 side effects of going keto
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(Amanda MacMillan/ Health) — The ketogenic diet—also known as the “keto diet” or just “keto”—is a big thing in weight-loss plans, touted by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Jenna Jameson. The diet involves cutting way back on carbohydrates, to 50 grams a day or less, to help   …

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  …

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