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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have identified a specific ingredient that ...

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More People Are Taking Vitamin D Than Ever. Here's Why That Might Be Risky

More people are taking vitamin D supplements today than they were 20 years ago, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. According to a new paper published today in JAMA, more than 18% of the population gets excess vitamin D—and ...

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Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood

Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study suggests adequate nutrition in adolescence ...

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How brain circuits govern hunger and cravings

The urge to satisfy hunger is a primal one, but — as any dieter knows — choices about when and what to eat can be influenced by cues in the environment, not just how long it’s been since breakfast. The ...

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Global diet and farming methods 'must change for environment's sake'

Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says. The research, from the University of Minnesota, also found that future increases in agricultural sustainability are ...

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From Steak to Shakes, Ashley Tisdale Packs Her Diet With Plenty of Protein: 'It's All About Feeling Good'

This article originally appeared on People.com.  With her own line of cosmetics, Ashley Tisdale knows skincare — and knows that a healthy glow starts with what you eat and drink. “For me, it’s all about feeling good,” the actress, 31, ...

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What Is Tahini? 5 Ways to Add This Healthy Seed Butter to Your Diet

When I mention tahini to my clients as a healthy fat option, I’m often met with confused looks. Some say they think they’ve had tahini before, but aren’t 100% sure. Others confess they honestly have no idea what tahini is. To ...

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Give Your Veggies a Sexier Name and You Might Eat More

This article originally appeared in Time.com.  Vegetables are the most nutritious and healthy of foods, yet most people don’t think they taste as good as burgers dripping with fat or a salty batch of French fries. But what if the ...

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Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

A recently published Cornell University study describes how shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that began ...

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Alicia Silverstone Feeds Her Son a Vegan Diet—Here's What It Means for His Health

Three years after she won our hearts with her starring role in Clueless, Alicia Silverstone embraced a vegan diet—meaning she swore off meat, fish, dairy, and other animal products in favor of plant-based foods only. She’s touted the benefits of veganism ...

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