Peanuts pack a powerful punch. According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, you may be able to duck cognitive decline with nuts – think walnuts, peanuts, or almonds. Resveratrol, a naturally occurring bioactive compound is believed to improve blood flow to brain and may also be responsible for cognitive improvement.
Winter means dropping temperatures outside but warming up with satisfying one pot dishes, holiday specialties and comfort foods inside! With the increased pace and endless opportunities to celebrate with confections and cocktails, winter is prime time for weight gain. The DNI’s registered dietitian, Melanie Dwornik, offers us some helpful advice to making this season a success.
Zinc is a mineral found in oysters, lentils, clams, cashews and pumpkin seeds! It’s an important nutrient, supporting immunity, healthy skin, cell structure, reproduction and new research suggests zinc levels may help the heart handle damage from free radicals.
A recent study says: Just one cup of blueberries a day could lower cardiovascular disease risk by 15%. Easy to eat and keeps your mind, body and heart in good condition – that makes this berry a star in our book.
One of the primary ways children learn is by seeing and imitating their parents’ behavior – especially when it comes to meal times. Research shows when families eat together, everyone eats better. Be a positive food role model for your kids with these tips.
We know a Mother’s diet plays a large role in the development of a baby during pregnancy but let’s give Dad some credit too. Studies have recognized that a man’s diet and parenting style contributes to a child’s development and overall health and weight gain.
Getting older can’t be avoided. Women in particular experience unpleasant hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats which are common during menopausal life changes. A recent study suggests that certain diet patterns could result in either more severe, or even fewer negative symptoms.
Rather grab a cheeseburger or a veggie burger? When it comes to the best saturation, protein may play the crucial role! This is shown by a current study which relates in particular to vegetable protein.
Fruits and vegetables are essential in a balanced diet to maintain weight and avoid chronic disease. Research out of The University of Otago, New Zealand took a closer look to see how cooked or processed fruits and vegetables stack up against raw.
New research published in Neurology suggests that if fruits and vegetables are missing from a man’s diet – he could have a higher risk of memory loss!