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Scientists Concerned with Plummeting Nutrient Levels

Nutrient levels in fruits, vegetables and some other food crops have declined dramatically over the past 50 years. New research indicates that the old maxim “you can get all the vitamins you need from food” is less and less true. Recent studies of vegetables, fruits and wheat have revealed a 5-35 percent decline in some Read More

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes

Macular degeneration is a condition of the eyes that leaves sufferers with only limited sight. Also known as AMD for age-related macular degeneration, it affects over 30 million people worldwide, and is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50. You might not think nutrition has anything to do with the eyes, but it Read More

Get the Most Out of Your Fruits and Veggies!

Fruits and vegetables are amazing- but the benefit you get from them may have a lot to do with what else you’re eating (or not eating). Almost everyone knows that eating more fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to insure a long and healthy life and to lower the risk of cancer, Read More

Don’t Forget to Take Your Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are important for everyone. More and more doctors are treating their patients (whenever possible) with vitamin and mineral supplements in lieu of pharmaceuticals. Over the last two decades, thousands of physicians and more health practitioners have learned how to practice such nutritional pharmacology. Complementary medicine combines the best of conventional and alternative Read More

Discovering Soy Foods

The most complete vegetable protein, soy is also rich in vitamin E, fiber, calcium, magnesium, lecithin, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, iron and essential fatty acids. Here’s good news for people who don’t want to consume red meat, seafood or poultry with every meal: Soy protein is virtually complete, missing only the essential amino acid methionine. In Read More

Diet and age-related macular degeneration: expanding our view

In the current issue of the Journal (1), Chiu et al describe their observations of a new aspect of diet that may be related to one type and stage of age-related macular degeneration(AMD)of the eye: a diet that is high in foods with a high glycemic index. This aspect of the diet adds to the Read More

Can Foods Forestall Aging?

Scientists are excited about a new way of measuring the antioxidant power and health-promoting benefits of foods, and some foods are emerging as true superstars. Studies at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Tufts University in Boston) suggest that consuming fruits and vegetables with a high-ORAC value may help slow the Read More

Antioxidants, Vegetables and Heart Disease

The value of vegetables is a basic tenant of any healthy living approach, including the Atkins Nutritional Approach. The importance of vegetables- and the vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients they provide- has been so established by research that more research seems almost redundant. Yet the research just keeps coming. Recently, researchers at the University of Read More

Another Reason to get Antioxidants at Every Meal

A healthy intake of antioxidants is one of the guiding principles of the Atkins Nutritional Approach for robust good health. Antioxidants help protect cells and DNA from damage which not only ages us but also makes us more susceptible to disease. For that reason, maintaining high levels of protective antioxidants in your blood is an Read More

AC Nielsen reports big trends in health for 2006 – Antioxidants

A special class of vitamins and minerals known as antioxidants- long a staple of the Atkins Advantage- are set to hit the mainstream in a big way, according to consumer tracker AC Nielsen. “Spending on antioxidants …. was estimated to be among the highest of all health-elated categories in terms of year-over-year growth,” said their Read More

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