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Is Your Diet as Healthy as You Think It Is?

As people become more aware of the benefits of a healthy diet, finding ways to eat healthily has become increasingly popular. And so are the potential options for achieving diet-related health goals. But a new study suggests that people who are trying to eat healthily are substantially missing the mark. Only about a quarter of here to read more

Seasonal Superfoods to Stock Up On

There are a lot of nutrients kicking around this time of year, and a ton of flavor, too. Of course, there are apples, pumpkins, and the pies you make them with, but there is a lot more to take advantage of. And for the record, although they sound healthy, the pies aren’t doing much for here to read more

The Easiest Way to Get More Fiber in Your Day

Americans don’t get enough fiber. Some estimates suggest that, on average, Americans eat about half of what they should be. That can contribute to all types of problems. Fiber can help with digestion, gut health, immunity, metabolism, hunger, and blood sugar. Further, the foods that feature it often contribute to benefits like heart health, weight here to read more


Bananas Can Give a Healthful Boost to Your Heart

Bananas are known for their sweetness. If you ask me, they basically taste like candy. But don’t let that fool you: these long yellow fruits can offer important health benefits. New research is showing that bananas and other potassium-rich foods can boost heart health, particularly in women. Potassium-rich foods like bananas, avocado, and salmon can here to read more

Can You Have “Good” Fat?

There has been a lot of information about body fat in recent years, and some of it has been good. Is it possible you’re carrying around a bunch of “good” fat? It’s unlikely that anybody will carry all “good” fat, and if you’re carrying a lot of fat, it almost certainly isn’t “good.” But even here to read more

Consuming Animal Fat Increases Stroke Risk While Vegetable Fat May Decrease It

According to new preliminary research, consuming higher total amounts of animal fats could increase the risk of stroke, while consuming more vegetable fats may lower the risk. Researchers believe this new information could help with the prevention of cardiovascular disease, including stroke. The study analyzed 27 years of follow-up from a total of 117,136 participants here to read more

Study Finds Links between Fast Food Restaurants and Higher Rates of Type 2 Diabetes

Mounting evidence shows a direct correlation between people living in neighborhoods with higher availability of fast-food outlets and the likelihood of residents’ chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Findings have also suggested that the availability of more supermarkets impacts the amount of type 2 diabetes cases, particularly in rural and suburban neighborhoods. One study published here to read more