Tag: dietary guidelines

Cheapest source of vitamin B12


Optimal Cholesterol Level

“Optimal Cholesterol Level” No matter where we live, how old we are, or what we look like, health researchers have discovered that 90% of having a first heart attack can be attributed to nine modifiable risk factors. The nine factors that are threatening our lives include smoking, too much bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes,…


Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health

“Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health” The foods found most protective against oral cancer include raw and green/leafy vegetables, tomatoes, citrus, and carrots. Citrus fruits are acidic, though. Fine; less oral cancer. But, what about the health of the teeth themselves? Might eating lots of sour fruit eat away at our enamel? Well, early case reports that…


#MyPlateMyWins for Beverages

Get healthier by sipping smarter! Small changes to your beverages can add up to big wins. No need to give up… your favorite mocha. Switch to skim and ask for half the syrup. Do this one time and save 9 grams of saturated fat. Do this three times a week for a year and save…


Trans Fat In Meat And Dairy

“Trans Fat in Meat and Dairy” Trans fats are bad, increasing one’s risk of heart disease sudden death and diabetes, even perhaps aggression. Trans fat intake has been associated with overt aggressive behavior impatience and irritability Trans Fats are basically only found one place in nature animal fat. The food industry however found a way…


Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?

“Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?” Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if you do used canned, should you drain them or not? This recent study, spilled the beans. The federal government recommends about a half a cup a day, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable,…


How to Reach the Antioxidant RDA

[Music] to get up to our daily minimum of eight to eleven thousand antioxidant units a day all we have to do is eat lots of fruits and vegetables right well let’s see let’s say I ate a whole banana for breakfast in addition to whatever else I ate lunch include the typical American salad…


Safest source of B12

“Safest Source of B12” What’s the best way to get vitamin B12? Well, B12 is not made by plants; not made by animals either. It’s made by certain bacteria, some of which line the guts of animals, of which people eat and drink. But that’s not the best source, because of the baggage that comes…


Is Vitamin D3 Better Than D2?

years ago was shown that vitamin D isn’t just the sunshine environment for us but for mushrooms as well you take some shiitakes for example put them under a sunlamp for an hour and they make vitamin D just like we do lounging at the pool now most mushrooms you buy the store don’t have…


What are the Healthiest Foods?

the latest Dietary Guidelines the 2015 guidelines won’t be out probably until January 2016 have a chapter on food components to reduce but when they say things like reduce intake of solid fats major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids what does that mean in terms of which foods to reduce similarly there’s a…