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Pistachios Could Lower Vascular Response To Stress In People With Type 2 Diabetes
2014-08-07 03:05:43

By Sheila G. West, Penn State Among people with type 2 diabetes, eating pistachios may reduce the body's response to the stresses of everyday life, according to Penn State researchers. "In adults with diabetes, two servings of pistachios per day lowered vascular constriction during stress and improved neural control of the heart," said Sheila G. West, professor of biobehavioral health and nutritional sciences. "Although nuts are high in fat, they contain good fats, fiber, potassium and...

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2014-08-07 06:38:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Diabetes rates are continuing to rise globally, affecting the lives of millions of people. With such high rates, it seems feasible to ask if the condition serves any biological purpose. A new study, published in Cell Metabolism, reveals that grizzly bears have a natural state of diabetes, which not only serves a biological purpose, it is also reversible. The researchers note that grizzly bears are obese, but not diabetic, in the...

2014-08-06 23:12:07

Kristen Yarker, a well-established expert on childhood nutrition and feeding, has recently denounced the notion of “curing” children of their picky eating habits. Instead, she advises parents to support their picky eaters and offers suggestions for how parents can encourage their children to try new foods all on their own. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD recently announced that she is advocating that parents employ a new strategy for tackling children’s picky eating...

2014-08-06 23:12:04

New book ‘Nepali Home Cooking for Healthy Living’ shares information on food, spices, health, fitness, beauty and helpful cooking tips. Kathmandu, Nepal (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Authors Sharada Jnawali and Cibeleh Da Mata says that today’s society is marred by fast foods, junk foods and more refined foods that create several health problems like diabetes, immune deficiency syndrome, hormonal imbalance, renal and heart diseases, to name a few. All these health issues are also related...

2014-08-06 23:07:36

“Certified for Sport” by NSF International, Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport liquid has been rigorously tested and is free of unsafe levels of banned or prohibited substances and their metabolites. Watsonville, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Great news for professional athletes, sports enthusiasts, and fitness buffs: Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport is now available in a liquid formulation. The first liquid omega-3 to be “Certified for Sport” by NSF International, Ultimate Omega-D3...

2014-08-06 23:06:54

With an in-depth review of the nutritional science that supports a plant-based dietary lifestyle as the ultimate prescription for disease prevention, suspension and even reversal, the CME accredited International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, set for September 17-20 in San Diego, CA, will showcase names like Ornish, Esselstyn, Campbell as part of a stellar line-up of the leading preventive nutritional medicine authorities. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The most...

2014-08-06 23:06:47

Diet Doc has updated and modernized their medical weight loss programs and diet plans to keep the body fueled while teaching patients how to lose weight the easy way. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The typical diet plan consists of tediously planning low calorie, low carbohydrate meals combined with strenuous daily exercise regimens. Many dieters find themselves disappointed and discouraged because the foods leave them yearning for more, while the workouts leave them tired and...

2014-08-06 23:01:14

Industry players have been developing dietary supplements to offer alongside their traditional weight-loss services. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Weight Loss Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 70.0% of Australian males and 56.2% of females are overweight or obese (Australian Health Survey 2011-12: 4364.0). For both health and cosmetic...

2014-08-06 16:28:18

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 - 7 BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-ever Human Milk World Record, sponsored by Acelleron Medical Products, was set this August! One hundred twenty-one babies received human milk from 242 participants, who included moms, dads, and caregivers who gave human milk to their babies on August 2 at the MommyCon Boston 2014 Convention in Boston. Participants came from all over the United States, and from as far away as San Diego, California....

beans to manage weight
2014-08-06 04:00:39

Kaylea Forde, St. Michael’s Hospital Eating about one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to better weight management and weight loss, a new study has found. A systematic review and meta-analysis of all available clinical trials found that people felt 31 percent fuller after eating on average 160 grams of dietary pulses compared with a control diet, according to senior author Dr. John Sievenpiper of St. Michael’s Hospital's...


Latest Nutrition Reference Libraries

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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2009-04-23 11:07:34

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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