Skipping Breakfast May Have You Missing Out on Key Nutrients

Missing breakfast may lead to nutritional gaps that can persist even after you eat later meals, according to a study in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.   Researchers looked at about 31,000 U.S. adults who were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They provided data on dietary consumption as well as timeframes[…]

Delicious and Healthy Stone Fruits

Aside from being absolutely delicious, cherries, peaches, and plums have another thing in common: they’re all stone fruits.  Stone fruits, or drupes, are fruits that have a pit or “stone” at the center of their soft, juicy flesh.  They’re highly nutritious and offer an array of health benefits.  Here are 6 delicious and healthy stone[…]

Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient Rich Foods

You should choose a diet made of nutrient-rich foods. Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Your body needs vitamins and minerals, known as micronutrients. They nourish your body and help keep you healthy. They can reduce your[…]

Walnuts May Support Brain Function in Older Adults

Eating walnuts could be the ticket to supporting cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent study.   After conducting telephone interviews to assess cognitive status in 3,632 adults ages 65 and older in the U.S., researchers concluded any walnut consumption was associated with higher cognitive ability. The results were published in Public Health Nutrition on[…]

Boost Your Energy and Immunity with These 13 Super “Blue” Foods

Staying healthy can start with what you put into your mouth. By fueling your body with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrient-dense foods, you’ll be setting yourself up for both short-term (fending off a cold or the flu) and long-term (reducing risk of chronic illness) health.]   Try to eat three to five of these “Super Blue[…]

Healthiest Types of Salt for Your Diet

Salt is now available in a variety of colors and textures said to improve your cooking experience. There are also claims suggesting that some salts are healthier than others. The growing popularity of differing salts, like Pink Himalayan, has inflated the costs because these claims are believed.   Somehow, a different color and texture are[…]

Nightshade Vegetables

Find Out What Vegetables are Classified as Nightshade   Nightshade vegetables are making headlines in recent days. With A-list celebrities touting diets nixing nightshade vegetables, the sudden interest in this group of vegetables is causing curious people to investigate them further. So, what are they?   Nightshade vegetables are common foods populating any local grocery[…]

Benefits of B Complex Vitamins

A B complex vitamin usually delivers eight of the B vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), and B12 (cobalamin). Found naturally in meat, leafy greens, dairy, beans, peas, and whole or fortified grains, B complex vitamins help your body make energy from the food[…]