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The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

Although artificial sweeteners are often used in the food industry, their effects on our health remain a controversy. Over consumption of sucrose has been found to cause weight gain, development of diabetes, and have adverse effects on glucose tolerance in healthy volunteers by reducing their insulin sensitivity. Read this bulletin to learn the truth about artificial sweeteners and the benefits of moderating our diet and find natural sources of sugar.

The Link Between a Vegetarian Diet and Athlete Endurance

Nutrition plays a key role in assisting distance athletes of all levels to achieve their training and competition goals. For decades, the general population believed that an endurance athlete needs to follow an omnivore diet in order to supply all their nutrients requirements. However, a study published in “Nutrients” found that both vegetarian and omnivores diets can support athletic performance.

What risks come with being overweight?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 71.6% of Americans over 20 are overweight or obese. Being overweight can increase your risk of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, among others.Weight loss will not only benefit you physical health, but also energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.

Oh Snap! Everything you need to know about peas

Peas are a good source of protein, vitamin C and vitamin K, vitamin B1 and also provide iron, folate, fiber and vitamin A. Not only are they low in calories, but they are also easy to store and easy to prepare. Read this bulletin to learn everything you need to know about the benefits of peas and a delicious and easy recipe.

Rheumatoid Arthritis 101

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and progressive autoimmune and inflammatory disease, where the immune system attacks patient’s joints and connective tissues by mistake, causing inflammation and progressive destruction of articular structures (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body. Rest, exercise, stress management, and diet have shown to be beneficial for patients with this disease. Read this bulletin to learn more about dietary factors that are beneficial when managing rheumatoid arthritis.

New year family traditions that can benefit your kids health

The transition from childhood to adolescence can bring undesirable changes in eating behaviors such as sedentary behaviors, increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, calorie-dense, nutrient poor snacks and food away from home and a decline in the consumption of milk and other nutrient-dense foods. Read this bulletin to learn what strategies science says work better in order to adopt new family traditions this 2019 that may encourage your kids to live healthier lives.

Everything you need to know about Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts look and taste somewhat similar to cabbage, but are slightly mild in flavor and denser in texture.They are a good source of potassium, vitamin A, C, K, and B6, folate, fiber, antioxidants, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, carotenoids, chlorophyll and a rich source of sulfur-containing glucosinolates. Read this bulletin to gain insight on everything you need to know about Brussel Sprouts and two delicious yet healthy recipes!

Avoiding the Dangers of Lead in Toys

Recent reports have rising concerns about some imported toys, antique or collectible toys, and toy jewelry that have been found to be contaminated with lead. The current federal law limit for the amount of total lead allowed in most new products for children 12 and younger is 100ppm (parts per million). Read this bulletin to learn ways you can avoid the dangers of lead in toys and what to do if you encounter a toy that is contaminated.

Can Eating Walnuts Improve your Mood?

Walnuts are high in omega 3, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin E, folate, melatonin, antioxidants, polyphenols, and substances found to reduce risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer and support the immune system. Read this bulletin to learn more about the benefits of eating walnuts not only for your mood, but for your overall health.

Calcium 101

Calcium is a mineral that is essential to the human body during every stage in life. Not only is it vital to build and maintain our bones strong, but also for our overall health. This article will answer most of your frequently asked questions regarding calcium and its benefits.

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