Overuse of Calcium Supplements

The January/February 2016 issue of Nutrition Today published a review of recent research, which suggests that middle aged and older adults are overusing calcium supplements to the detriment of their health and that re-evaluation of the recommended dietary allowance for calcium in older adults seems ...   read full post »

posted on 8/15/2016

   

More Research on Dried Plums/Prunes and Bone Density

Dr. Shirin Hooshmand from San Diego State University has recently reported that results of her current research shows that 5 to 6 dried plums (aka prunes) per day in 65 to 79 year old post-menopausal women with osteopenia is decreasing bone breakdown and increasing bone density as well as 10 to 12 p...   read full post »

posted on 7/13/2016

   

Tomato Time

It’s tomato season and there is nothing like the taste of homegrown tomatoes. For truly good tomatoes you have to either grow them yourselves or buy them at a Farmer’s Market or grocery store carrying local produce. Some research suggests that lycopene from tomato is associated with a p...   read full post »

posted on 6/15/2016

   

Carrots have a lot of benefits in just 25 calories

Don’t overlook the nutritional and taste benefits of carrots. Carrots contain lots of vitamin A and a variety of valuable phytonutrients and antioxidants. An abundance of research indicates carrots may reduce your risk of a number of chronic diseases and possibly even counteract some of the ...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2016

   

Whole Grains and Bone Health

A 2008 Journal of Medicinal Food study found that bone mineral density increased with increasing phytate consumption. The authors concluded that phytate consumption had a protective effect against osteoporosis and suggested that low phytate consumption should be considered an osteoporosis risk fact...   read full post »

posted on 4/15/2016

   

Bone Healthy Diet

I’ve been asked to define exactly what I mean by “bone healthy diet.” So here is some clarification: A bone healthy diet is about more than getting enough calcium and vitamin D. While calcium and vitamin D are essential to healthy bones, strong bones require other nutrients and d...   read full post »

posted on 3/18/2016

   

Smoothies verses Juicing

Both juicing and smoothies will result in getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet but smoothies are usually the better choice. While juicing is significantly better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all smoothies are the superior option for the following reasons: The pulp left behi...   read full post »

posted on 2/15/2016

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