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The Incredibly Bountiful Benefits of Basil

Basil is a common, fragrant herb that may be growing in your garden or windowsill right now but did you know that it has also been used medicinally since ancient times? Used in Asian, Indian, African and Mediterranean cuisine as … Continue reading

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Pining for Pineapple: Great White Bromeliad

Pineapples are a part of the bromeliad family. You’ve probably seen their decorative cousins in peoples’

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6 Ways To Use Zucchini

Don’t let that late-summer zucchini go to waste! Rich in vitamins and minerals but not in carbohydrates, zucchini can be an important addition to a diabetic diet as well as any diet. Get your fill of B-vitamins, copper, vitamin C … Continue reading

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Fight Spring Allergies and Inflammation with Nettles

You may have noticed nettles growing alongside your hiking trails and avoided them because of their notorious stinging bite. But next time you’re out, think about bringing some gloves to collect them – nettles are a nutrition powerhouse! Stinging nettles … Continue reading

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What Foods and Vitamins Help Your Eyes?

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO Eyesight is a critical sense to protect, especially as a person ages. Macular degeneration, cataracts and other age-related deterioration of the eyes are real concerns. You may have heard suggestions such as “eat more … Continue reading

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VITAL Findings For Vitamin D and Omega-3

Analysis of data obtained in The VITamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL), which is the largest and most recent

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Nutrient Insufficiency Linked To Poor Sleep

A study reported on June 9, 2019 at Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition

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Zinc Deficiency Linked to Hypertension

An article appearing on January 16, 2019 in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology  reported that deficient zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure by promoting sodium re-absorption by the kidneys. Zinc deficiency is common in many chronic diseases and can worsen … Continue reading

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In This New Year, You Should Add A Little Zinc

Add a modest amount of zinc in your diet to reduce ‘wear and tear’ on DNA, suggests a study. The study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Research Institute … Continue reading

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Feeling Down? It May Not Be Just The Winter Blues…

If you are feeling blue, fatigued or having trouble remembering things and you think it’s just winter doldrums-think

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