Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea. That’s the conclusion of a new study of more than 210,000 U.S. adults tracked for 32 years. Researchers found that those who regularly ate peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts had a lower risk of …

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Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Why do people walk their dogs? A new British study suggests it’s not for the exercise. Instead, dog owners appear to like to take their pups for walks because it makes them happy. “It’s clear from our findings that dog walking is used …

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Diet Study Suggests It’s Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs …

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Walking Rates Are Key to A Country’s Obesity Levels

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People of the world, step it up! A new global study finds that countries that have large differences in walking rates among citizens have higher levels of obesity than countries that don’t see such a spread, a new study finds. It included 717,000 …

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Lentils: the Forgotten Legumes

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lentils may be the least well known members of the legume family. Like dried peas and beans, these plant-based foods are rich in fiber, protein, minerals and other nutrients with virtually no fat, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. They’re filling, …

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The Whole Truth about Whole Fruits

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fresh fruits are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and other great nutrients. And studies show that eating fruit whole gives you the most of this food group’s potential benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. While drinking smoothies …

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5 Great Diet Breakfasts

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to losing weight, Simon says, “Eat breakfast.” Skipping breakfast to cut calories just puts you in starvation mode mid-morning, derailing your diet for the rest of the day. Eating breakfast, on the other hand, gets your metabolism going for the …

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The Family That Eats Together, Benefits

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — No doubt that work, school and outside activities can make it hard to schedule regular family dinners. But research has shown that eating together on a regular basis helps to bond families and build good communication. For children, the benefits range from better …

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Eating Gluten-Free without A Medical Reason?

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating “gluten-free” when there’s no medical need to do so won’t boost your heart health — and might even harm it, a new study warns. Gluten-free diets have soared in popularity in recent years. But, shunning gluten has no heart benefits for people …

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Could Fasting Every Other Day Help You Lose More Weight?

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As much as you might hate the daily restrictions of a conventional diet, a new study shows that fasting one day and eating what you want the next may not be a better way to lose weight. After one year, researchers found that …

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