Monthly Archives: September 2013

Physical Activity Associated With Improved Memory In Children

Stereotypes are prevalent in American society. How many movies depict jocks as dumb and nerds as weak and scrawny?  A new study shows that the movie industry may have to change this stereotype and begin casting brains as brawny! The journal PLOS online (Public Library of Science) published a study showing that children who are […]

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Antioxidants May Improve Cognition

Antioxidants are substances, such as vitamins and minerals, that help protect and repair cells against free radicals, which are responsible for cell damage or cell death.  This damage may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases and conditions.  Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, poultry, fish, and some meats. […]

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Food Expiration Dates May Be Misleading

How many times have you looked at the expiration date on a container of milk and threw it away, even if it didn’t smell rancid?  Well, a new Harvard study found that 9 out of 10 Americans needlessly throw away food, translating into $165 billion dollars of wasted food annually. Food expiration dates (sell by, […]

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Another Reason to Eat Blueberries

Health care professionals are constantly preaching to clients and patients about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.  Fruits and vegetables have essential vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. Berries are often touted as one of the “super foods”  because in addition to being loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, they are also low in […]

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Food and Immune Function

Food is fuel, and what we eat has a big impact on how our immune system functions.  Sixty percent of the body’s immune system is located in our gut; therefore, it is imperative to maintain a healthy gut and support our body with the proper nutrients.  Probiotics or “good bacteria” have been shown to support […]

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