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Published The Mediterranean Diet: Good for your health and your hip pocket (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
We've heard it time and time again -- the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.
Published Diet high in fruit and vegetables linked to lower miscarriage risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A preconception and early-pregnancy diet that contains lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, dairy, eggs and grain may be associated with reducing risk of miscarriage, a new review of research suggests.
Published How to get your children to eat more fruits and vegetables (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Children will eat more fruits and vegetables if families take more time to eat meals.
Published A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bay (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists.
Published MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with fewer Alzheimer's plaques and tangles (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
People who eat diets rich in green leafy vegetables as well as other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts and fish may have fewer amyloid plaques and tau tangles in their brain -- signs of Alzheimer's disease -- than people who do not consume such diets, according to a new study.
Published Keto vs vegan: Study of popular diets finds over fourfold difference in carbon footprints (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has estimated the carbon footprints and diet quality of six popular diets. The vegan and vegetarian diets were found to be produce the least amount of carbon dioxide while keto and paleo diets ranked lowest in sustainability and diet quality.
Published Studies find that microbiome changes may be a signature for ME/CFS (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found differences in the gut microbiomes of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) compared to healthy controls. Findings from two studies add to growing evidence that connects disruptions in the gut microbiome, the complete collection of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in our gastrointestinal system, to ME/CFS.
Published What makes brown rice healthy? Decoding the chemistry of its nutritional wealth (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The health-benefits of brown rice are well-known and widely advertised. But what exactly confers these excellent properties has been subject to speculation until now. Researchers have recently identified cycloartenyl ferulate (CAF) as the main antioxidant and cytoprotective constituent of brown rice. CAF can protect cells from stress directly through antioxidant effects and indirectly by boosting the production of antioxidants within cells.
Published Mediterranean diet linked to lower preeclampsia risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In a new study evaluating the Mediterranean diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes, investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that women who conceived while adhering to the anti-inflammatory diet had a significantly lower risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy.
Published A Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility (via sciencedaily.com)
With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded for its multiple health benefits. Now, new research shows that it may also help overcome infertility, making it a non-intrusive and affordable strategy for couples trying to conceive.
Published Quinoa can make a better cookie (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The 'super grain' quinoa has the potential to make a super cookie, according to new research. Researchers found that two types of quinoa, bred specifically to grow in Washington state, had great functionality as a potential high-fiber and protein additive flour for commercial cookies. This means when baked, the cookies had good 'spreadability' and texture. Taste tests are still underway, but preliminary results show that people preferred sugar cookies with 10% of the quinoa flour over a traditional all-wheat flour cookie.
Published Shaking less salt on your food at the table could reduce heart disease risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Adding additional salt to foods at a lower frequency is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, heart failure and ischemic heart disease, according to a new study.
Published Healthy plant-based diets better for the environment than less healthy plant-based diets (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Healthier plant-based dietary patterns were associated with better environmental health, while less healthy plant-based dietary patterns, which are higher in foods like refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages, required more cropland and fertilizer, according to a new study.
Published SARS-CoV-2 can trigger chronic fatigue syndrome, study finds (via sciencedaily.com)
Since the beginning of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has been suspected of causing chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). A well-controlled study has now shown that, even after mild COVID-19, a subset of patients will develop symptoms which meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS. Their findings also describe a second subset of post-COVID patients with similar symptoms. Differences in laboratory results between these groups may indicate differences in underlying mechanisms.
Published Vegetarian women are at a higher risk of hip fracture (via sciencedaily.com)
A study of over 26,000 middle-aged UK women reveals those with a vegetarian diet had a 33% higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters.
Published Banana peels make sugar cookies better for you (via sciencedaily.com)
Banana peels aren't always destined for the trash or compost anymore. They're making their way onto people's plates, replacing pork in 'pulled peel' sandwiches and getting fried up into 'bacon.' And now, researchers show that incorporating banana peel flour into sugar cookie batter makes the treats more healthful. In taste tests, cookies enriched with some banana peel flour were more satisfying than those baked with wheat flour alone.
Published Diets higher in calcium and potassium may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Kidney stones can cause not only excruciating pain but also are associated with chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. If you've experienced a kidney stone once, you have a 30% chance of having another kidney stone within five years.
Published New research provides insight into Long COVID and ME (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have uncovered how post-viral fatigue syndromes, including Long COVID, become life-changing diseases and why patients suffer frequent relapses.
Published Heart-healthy, lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine lowered blood pressure (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have created a heart-healthy, lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine that was appetizing, affordable and significantly lowered blood pressure among adults diagnosed with hypertension. The heart-healthy Chinese diet reduced sodium intake in half, from nearly 6,000 mg daily to about 3,000 mg daily, and featured reduced fat, increased protein and carbohydrates, twice as much dietary fiber and increased potassium. People with high blood pressure may benefit from adopting a similar heart-healthy, lower sodium diet.
Published Diets high in fiber associated with less antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Healthy adults who eat a diverse diet with at least 8-10 grams of soluble fiber a day have fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in their guts, according to a new study. The results lead directly to the idea that modifying the diet has the potential to be a new weapon in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. And this does not require eating some exotic diet, but eating a diverse diet, adequate in fiber, a diet that some Americans already eat.