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Micronutrients of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives

Plant-based milk alternatives are an attractive option for people with allergies or intolerances, or who prefer a dairy-free diet. However, because some essential minerals are required to be included on the Nutrition Facts label only under certain circumstances, consumers might not know if they are meeting their dietary needs. Now, researchers have analyzed plant-based beverages […]
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked with Protection to Depressive Episodes

Depression affects 264 million persons in the world, accounting for some 4.3% of the global burden of disease. Major depressive disorder has significant potential morbidity and mortality, contributing to suicide, incidence and adverse outcomes of medical illness, disruption in interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, and lost work time. During 2009–2012, 7.6% of Americans aged 12 and […]
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Fiber as a Way to Decrease Inflammation Levels

Low-grade systemic inflammation is associated with an increased risk of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. Modifiable factors can reduce inflammation and potentially modulate disease risk. One of these factors is dietary fiber intake, in which higher intakes have been associated with lower systemic inflammation in various studies, in both healthy adults and […]
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Health Benefits of Mushroom Consumption

Mushrooms are regarded as a vegetable but they are actually fungi. They have been consumed as a functional food by many cultures for centuries because of their unique taste, subtle flavor, and role in a healthful diet, being low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and fats and cholesterol-free. Edible mushrooms are rich in compounds such as […]
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Coffee Drinking Benefits to Cardiovascular Health

According to studies being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 71st Annual Scientific Session, drinking coffee, particularly two to three cups a day, is not only associated with a lower risk of heart disease and arrhythmias but also with living longer.     The researchers that these analyses are the largest to look at coffee’s […]
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