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All About Healthy Fats

By Ryan Andrews Fats are organic molecules made up of carbon and hydrogen elements joined together in long chains called hydrocarbons. These molecules can be constructed in different ways, which creates different types of fat and their unique properties. The molecular configuration also determines whether…

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All About Plant Oils

What are plant oils? by RYAN ANDREWS Plant oils are fats taken from plants — usually from plants’ seeds. Like most food fats, plant oils help improve the palatability of foods and serve as a medium for cooking. The variety of plant oils has expanded in…

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All About Fish Oil

What is fish oil? by RYAN ANDREWS   Fish oil is, well, oil from fish.It’s rich in two specific groups of omega-3 fatty acids known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA and EPA, along with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in things like flax…

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Strength Training and Yoga—Two Valuable Exercise Components for Aging Adults

By Dr. Mercola Exercise is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle, and it can be a part of your life no matter what your age. In fact, staying active becomes increasingly important as you get older, both for your physical and mental health. Even…

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Low folate and vitamin B12 & age-related macular degeneration

Low folate and vitamin B12 levels may increase risk of age-related macular degeneration At a GlanceNew research indicates a potential association between low blood levels of folate and vitamin B12 and an increased risk of macular degeneration.Read more about this research below. Previous research has…

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