Food & Nutrition

Butter Verses Margarine

Recent news about artery-clogging trans fats in margarine and many processed foods, has left spread lovers confused about the best choice for heat health. The winner is tub margarine. Studies now tell experts that margarine lowered LDL, or bad cholesterol, by an average of 10 percent in both adults and children. This is important, because …

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Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene

Bright orange carrots, dark green broccoli and yellow winter squash not only have eye appeal, they are also good for your health. Nutrition professionals long have recommended choosing fruits and vegetables with deep rich colors for their abundance of vitamins and other beneficial substances. More than 500 of these substances belong to a group of …

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Balance Diet: Why We Need It

For a long and healthy life, we all need well balanced diet, which provide all the nutrients (macronutrients and micronutrients) we need. There is increased awareness about food and health among individuals and there is availability of numerous food items, which is bound to confuse many. In the history of humankind, there never was so …

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Top Four Antioxidant Rich Foods

Antioxidants are highly essential nutrients. Antioxidants are very essential for prevention of cancer. Given the high rise in cancer incidences and cancer prevalence, the importance of antioxidants cannot be underestimated. Antioxidants are also essential for cellular level injury prevention. Antioxidants are scavengers of free radicals (free radicals are the highly reactive electrons that can react …

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Size up a Nutritious Plate

You may have learned to ignore wild claims about fad diets, but sometimes it’s hard to understand advice from reliable sources, too. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid, for example, can be confusing, especially if you forget it’s three dimensional – with height, width, and depth. The base of the pyramid represents a …

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