Lucy Segal offers some great nutrition tips to keep you healthy and ways to see if you need more vitamins and minerals.

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An apple a day keeps…the Grim Reaper away? New research suggests that the polyphenol antioxidants in apples might be able to slow down the aging process. While nutritionists would certainly recommend having apples (or any fruit for that matter) as part of your regular diet because they are high in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, this […]

Alright, gents. We know you’re drooling for that burger, but if you’ve got prostate cancer, do yourself a favor and choose the fish. Research shows that men with a higher intake of fish had a slower spread of prostate cancer and a lower risk of death compared to those who didn’t eat as much fish. […]

While occasional tummy aches may be a normal part of childhood, chronic abdominal gas pain, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation that doesn’t respond to common remedies is not.  Now, researchers are proposing a possible culprit behind up to half of these puzzling cases of chronic childhood stomach upset: dietary fructose intolerance, otherwise known as fructose malabsorption. The study, […]

Food addiction is real. “Hello, my name is {blank}, and I’m a food addict.” Sound far-fetched? It may not be.  A symposium aimed at deciphering the research surrounding food addiction found that consumption of certain foods (those high in sugar and fat) are more associated with “addictive behaviors” than others. Sugar leads to the release […]

There is a big push nowadays to make sure every student has a healthy breakfast.  The School Breakfast Program (SBP) was created in 1975 to make sure that all children have a nutritionally balanced breakfast free or at a low cost.  The meals are considered nutritionally balanced, but according to a recent study there is […]

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Men may develop diabetes even if they have lower body fat than women.   A recent study shows that even if the man has a lower body mass index than a woman, he is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.   The cause my be fat distributions: men tend to carry weight around the abdominal […]

Do you know what your child drank in school today? Probably not something as nutritious as you’d like. Childhood obesity has increased 20 percent in three decades and while unhealthy foods and decreased exercise are often seen as the main culprits, unhealthy beverages are a calorie-loaded missing link. A new study from the Archives of […]