Archive for March, 2011

Mar 27 2011

Are you a woman concerned about memory? Veggies may help

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Over 13,000 women completed questionnaires about their diets beginning in 1976. Then from 1995 to 2001 they answered tests to assess general cognition and verbal memor, the tests were administered over the phone and repeated again two years later. Comparing the data from the food journals to the results of the memory tests the researchers [...]

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Mar 14 2011

Rethink Carbs: Don’t think Good or Bad Think “wet” or “dry”

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  Carbohydrates can be found in fruit, vegetables, milk, and bread, but I use the term “carb” to refer to foods made with flour or starch. We like to label carbs as good or bad, but that thinking can get you into trouble. Bad carbs include highly refined foods such as white bread, white pasta, [...]

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Mar 09 2011

Fruits and Vegetables Keep the Gallbladder Healthy – Really they do!

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  It had been suspected that fruits and vegetables could protect the gallbladder but evidence was sparse. To answer the question with more certainty researchers looked back at the diet between the years of 1984-2000 of over 77,000 women participating in the Nurses Health Study.  Over 6,600 of the women reported having their gallbladder removed [...]

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