Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. The investigators who carried out the study say that their findings “suggest vitamin K may be involved in the disablement process in older age.” They describe their work in a
Thirty days may not seem like a lot of time, but a lot can happen in a month: you could get married, win the lottery and quit your job, or traipse around Europe on a life-changing vacation. More realistically, you can use 30 days to get stronger or, if you’re
Maintaining the right levels of hormones helps ensure the overall health of the body. An article in Organic Spa Magazine shared that the best way to do this is to eat the right kinds of foods, thereby ensuring you get the proper nutrients to produce and regulate your hormones.Proper nutrition
Coronary heart disease is one of the major causes of death among elderly people. To reduce the risk of developing this disease, many healthcare professionals suggest changes in dietary habits to make it more balanced. A group of researchers from Jagiellonian University Medical College and Cracow Higher School of Health Promotion evaluated the antioxidant and fat intake
Looking at the food that we have on the table during meal times says a lot about how we perceive nutrition. With one out of three people in the U.S. being obese – including 12.5 million children aged two to 19 years – having a nutritious diet is just a start of a
Global food production has been a significant issue for years. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in its “The future of food and agriculture – Trends and challenges” report for 2018, lists the challenges that face modern agriculture. One of the challenges presented is the need to make food systems “more
The Vigna genus has generously provided us with a number of nutritious and tasty legumes (including adzuki beans, cowpeas, and mung beans) that have become fairly important food crops in many parts of the world. Tanzanian researchers believe that the remaining non-domesticated members of the large family of legumes are potentially significant sources of
Hark! The herald angels sing and they’re telling you to put down that donut. As we approach the holiday season, it has become all the more tempting to indulge in snacks. After all, nutritionists say that snacking is good – healthy, even. There is a difference, however, between mindless snacking and
A study published in Global Food Security reported that vegetables have untapped not just nutritional, but also economic benefits. According to the authors, with proper research and development, vegetables can be crucial to securing worldwide food security. Vegetables are an affordable source of vitamins and minerals necessary for overall health, but their economic and
Are you setting up your baby to become obese by spoon-feeding them? Dr. Amy Brown certainly thinks so. The Swansea University associate professor has asserted that a baby-led feeding approach is superior to the traditional spoon-feeding style. The idea that babies who feed themselves are healthier and more adventurous eaters is one
Searching for new sources of food for humans and feed for animals, a Tanzanian scientific review covered the Vigna genus of legumes. They reported that the wild members of the genus could serve as potential sources of nutrition, thereby improving food security across the world. The study was conducted by researchers from
Crayfish, mudbugs, or crawdads. Whatever you call them in your neck of the woods, these animals are a prepper’s best friend. They may not look like much, but as any prepper worth his salt knows, you should never judge a book by its cover. Crayfish and nutrition Staying in top shape
Nutrition experts have long stressed the role of essential nutrients in preventing deadly disease, an article on Nutra Ingredients USA stated. Some of them are now arguing for the recognition of other nutrients like curcumin and lutein that amend the symptoms of non-lethal yet serious diseases, such as the various forms of dementia.
While there are those who claim that consumers aren’t making a conscious effort to have healthier lifestyles, a study has determined that this could actually be caused by conflicting data about food and nutrition. If you’re like other consumers, you’ve probably Googled the answers to your questions about health and nutrition.
Postmenopausal women can reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease by consuming even just one cup of blueberries a day, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from Florida State University looked at the effects of daily consumption of blueberries on cardiovascular disease risk factors,