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Heart health news

Heart health news

Two recent studies related to heart health deserve attention, for different reasons. One study involves a nutrient; one involves what could be described as environmental exposures. Niacin and your arteries Niacin (sometimes called B3) is one of the B vitamins, and is essential for health. 

Broccoli 365?

Broccoli 365?

Back in November, broccoli started to make a lot of sense to me. I’d been walking past it all summer but suddenly I was craving it. Broccoli has a winter sort of flavor: robust, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. Added bonus: it’s chewy and filling. After 

6 reasons to eat grapefruit

6 reasons to eat grapefruit

Need a break from holiday food overload? Think grapefruit. Nutrients The table compares a few key nutrients in red and white grapefruit. Protein and fat are negligible; vitamin D, B12 and E are not present. Grapefruit has small amounts of other B vitamins and minerals, 

Kiwifruit to the rescue

Kiwifruit to the rescue

Fresh fruit can be so disappointing! In season, and preferable local, fresh fruit is usually wonderful — flavorful and juicy, with a nice texture. Out of season fresh fruit is another matter. It’s bred to withstand long distance shipping and longterm storage. It never gets 

A carrot a day

A carrot a day

Many, many years ago, I was addicted to carrots. I ate a whole lot of carrots every day, for months. Carrots are healthy, what could go wrong? Well, my health didn’t suffer, but my skin turned orange. I went to see a doctor for a 

Rules of Vegetables

Rules of Vegetables

When I hear people talking about diets or nutrition, I usually listen in. Recently a trainer and his client were talking about diet at my local rec center; the client was expressing frustration with popular diet advice. She wondered, is there a diet that doesn’t