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FOOD FOR THOUGHT—NUTRIENTS FOR BRAIN HEALTH

Your brain is powerful. You can even use it to think about how the brain itself works. Crazy, right? But this power doesn’t make your brain immune to factors that impact the rest of your body. Lifestyle and environment can affect your brain health. Luckily,…

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Hubbard Squash Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Hubbard squash is a member of the Cucurbita maxima family of winter squash, which also includes banana squash, kabocha squash, and turban squash. Like its cousins, Hubbard squash is…

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6 TIPS FOR READING NUTRITION FACTS LABELS

You don’t have to memorize the nutrient content of all your foods. You can thank nutrition facts labels for that. It isn’t necessary to recall the sodium content of your breakfast cereal off the top of your head every time you shop. But getting the…

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Maple Syrup – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Maple syrup is a sweet, flavorful syrup derived from the sap of the maple tree. The sugar maple, red maple, and black maple trees all produce syrup. Extracting sap…

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DO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS POSE A RISK TO THE LIVER?

Ask the Scientists – Health and Science Education Many of you may have seen headlines recently about dietary supplements potentially causing liver damage. We also hear this claim from certain health experts from time to time. But, is it true? Here is some information you…

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Ketone nutritional supplements: Good or bad for athletic performance?

By Nathan Skolski on October 11, 2017 Jonathan Little is an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Popular new ketone salts enhance fat burning but impair high-intensity exercise performance In the quest to improve physical performance, many athletes are turning to untested nutritional…

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How the food industry spins science to fit its agenda

Scrutiny of food industry practices and unhealthy products has ramped up over the last decade thanks to the tireless work and vigilant eyes of public health and nutrition advocates. While this is good news for the public, it’s not a rosy outlook for the food…

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WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH MATTERS

Numerous observation and epidemiological studies have shown solid relationships between certain healthy eating patterns and longevity. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that improving overall diet quality by consuming less sugar-laden beverages, red and processed meats, and consuming more vegetables, fruits, fish,…

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