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Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

Posted 5 days ago by

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 – A high-salt diet could raise your risk for a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots or other complications. It affects millions of people worldwide and puts them at higher risk for stroke and, in rare cases, can lead to heart failure. This study included 716 ...

Some Uncanny Facts About Canned Foods

Posted 7 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 – With so much emphasis on fresh, farm-to-table foods, it's easy to overlook the value of canned items. These are convenient, often cheaper alternatives to fresh and frozen. Use these tips to help you choose wisely. When shopping, look for cans in good shape. Don't buy – or keep – cans that are dented, rusted or swollen. Cans have a packing code for tracking them ...

Healthful Diet = Healthy Bones

Posted 20 Nov 2018 by

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 – Trying to eat a healthier diet? Don't forget that certain foods can help protect your bones, a nutrition expert says. "Bone disease is often preventable by getting enough calcium and vitamin D into your diet," said Kathryn Weatherford, a registered dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. "By eating the right combination of calcium- and vitamin D-rich ...

Health Tip: FDA Discusses Possible Risks of Bodybuilding Products

Posted 1 Nov 2018 by

-- Bodybuilding drugs may contain steroids or similar substances that could pose significant risks to users, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Steroids and similar drugs have been associated with severe acne, hair loss, altered mood, irritability, increased aggression and depression, the agency says. They've also been associated with life-threatening reactions such as kidney damage, ...

Health Tip: Get More Vitamin D

Posted 29 Oct 2018 by

-- Vitamin D helps build strong bones, regulate the immune system and ward off illness. It also helps maintain blood calcium levels and regulate calcium and phosphorous, which are crucial to keeping bones and teeth firm, the Arthritis Foundation says. People with arthritis who take oral corticosteroids are at greater risk of being vitamin D deficient, the foundation says. Here are its suggestions ...

AHA: This Halloween, Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Healthy Punch

Posted 25 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) – You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store's snack aisle, but your healthiest option may be the old-fashioned way: scooping them out of the stringy guts of that jack-o'-lantern you're carving. That's because store-bought pumpkin seeds – ever more popular because they're easy to eat and loaded with nutrients – may be loaded ...

Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 – U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, new research reveals. In nearly all cases (98 percent), the presence of such ingredients was not noted anywhere on supplement labeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found. From ...

The Skinny on Fats

Posted 11 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat – particularly plant-based fats – are good for you in moderation. Good-for-you fats: Olive, flaxseed oil and other plant-based oils. Fatty fish. Avocados. Walnuts, other nuts and their oils. Sunflower seeds and other ...

One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S. Are Not: Study

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests. The finding will be of particular concern to the 1 percent of Americans with the autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease. For them, even a minuscule amount of gluten – a protein in wheat and other ...

Banned Supplement, Higenamine, Remains a Concern in Weight-Loss Products

Posted 12 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 – Weight-loss and energy supplements sold in the United States may contain potentially harmful and inaccurately labeled levels of the banned stimulant higenamine, a new study finds. Higenamine is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of substances prohibited in sports, though it is legal for use in supplements in the United States, Canada and Europe. "We're urging ...

Want to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes? Eat More Whole Grains

Posted 11 Sep 2018 by

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 – It may seem counterintuitive, but eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains, new research suggests. The study found that each serving of whole-grain foods per day was linked to as much as an 11 percent drop in the risk of type 2 diabetes. "Whole grains appear to play an important role in ...

Health Tip: Your Toddler Can Be a Vegetarian

Posted 23 Aug 2018 by

-- A well-planned vegetarian diet is healthy for an infant or toddler, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. But it's crucial to make sure that the young child gets all necessary nutrients, the academy says. These nutrients include: Vitamin B12 – This vitamin can be obtained by consuming dairy products and eggs. Vegans may opt for a vitamin supplement or fortified foods, such as soy ...

Health Tip: Grapefruit May Interact With Medication

Posted 20 Aug 2018 by

-- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The FDA says these types of medication may become an issue when taken with grapefruit juice or grapefruit: Some statins to control cholesterol, such as Zocor (simvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin). Some drugs to treat high blood pressure, such as ...

Tap Into the Health Powers of Garlic

Posted 27 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 – As scientists look into the effects of diet on health, they're finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making dishes tastier. Garlic, an ingredient found in almost every cuisine, has emerged as one such superfood. Part of the allium family, which includes onions and leeks, garlic has a number of compounds that supply its ...

Health Tip: Get More Dietary Fiber

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by

-- Fiber – derived from plant-based foods – has a number of health benefits including aiding digestion, helping you feel fuller longer and helping to curb overeating, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. Depending on your age and gender, you should get between 21 grams and 38 grams of fiber daily. Here are the academy's suggestions for getting more fiber in your diet: Eat at least 2 ...

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