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It's finally pumpkin season, and considering pumpkins' nutritional profile, there are many reasons to celebrate.
How do you spot local, sustainable foods at your market? Unless produce is labeled as such, it can be a challenge to support local farmers and identify foods that were sustainably raised.
In the United States, more than 25 varieties of apples are available; they vary not only in color and appearance but also in sweetness, flavor, and tartness. For example, Golden and Red Delicious apples are mild and sweet, while Pippins and Granny Smith apples are notably brisk and tart.
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Study after study shows evidence of the benefits of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables — lots of them — to help prevent a host of diseases and promote good health. Loading up on produce is clearly a good thing, but it’s important to make sure you’re not loading your body up with pesticides, too.
Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.
People who play reed instruments like saxophones or clarinets can get “saxophone lung” from mold and bacteria in improperly cleaned instruments.
Narcotic pain killers may help reduce pain but addiction and adverse problems such as increased risk of major depression are a major concern.
A growing number of children, teens, and young adults are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which used to be considered an “old age” disease.
Children, especially boys, with asthma visit emergency rooms most often, and most visits occur during the fall months.
Employers could help keep their employees stay healthy during cold and flu season by providing the following foods.
Eating one ounce of mixed nuts daily may help those at risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes can easily be made gluten-free, and Grandma won’t even notice the difference!
Many with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes can reduce or eliminate the need for medicine by making the right diet and lifestyle choices.
Don’t think you can commit to a lifetime of healthy eating? Then just devote one day to healthy habits which may eventually lead to something greater.
Rickets is a bone disease caused by a lack of vitamin D but it is totally preventable with adequate amounts of sun exposure or supplements.
Plant antioxidant compounds found in cranberries and other plant-based foods provide a wide range of healthy benefits.