Atlantic salmon found to decrease cardiovascular risk

A study published in the journal Nutrition Research examined the effect of salmon intake on lipoprotein particle size and concentration associated with cardiovascular disease risk. The study was carried out by researchers at Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, the University of Minnesota, and the University of North Dakota. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating fish at least twice a … Continue reading Atlantic salmon found to decrease cardiovascular risk

Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

A close relative of sage, chia (Salvia hispanica) has long been a major food crop of indigenous peoples from modern-day Mexico up through the modern U.S. Southwest. On long-distance runs, some native peoples would consume nothing more than chia seeds mixed with water. If anything deserves the title of “superfood,” chia does. Chia seeds are … Continue reading Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

Bacteriocin-producing bacteria present in commercial foodstuffs

In this study, researchers at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in India investigated the prevalence of bacteriocin-producing, food spoilage- and bovine mastitis-causing bacteria in commercial foodstuff. Their findings were published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy. A total of 389 commercial food samples were selected for the study, including meat products, fish products, milk and dairy products, … Continue reading Bacteriocin-producing bacteria present in commercial foodstuffs

Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamins are nutrients found in food that help the body function effectively. Two types of vitamins exist: Water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, dissolve in water, while fat-soluble ones dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, are best absorbed by the body when eaten with foods containing high … Continue reading Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can’t get from plants

Eating only plant-based foods as a vegan or vegetarian confers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and a decreased risk of various diseases. But humans have been eating both plants and meat for thousands of years. In fact, many nutrients that are important for overall health can only be found in meat, fish and dairy products. … Continue reading Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can’t get from plants

Fatty fish free of environmental pollutants helps prevent Type 2 diabetes: Study

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that fatty fish free of environmental pollutants may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers based in Sweden and Finland assessed the diet of study participants using a novel technique called mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. This allowed them to investigate the effects of fatty fish independent of compounding factors … Continue reading Fatty fish free of environmental pollutants helps prevent Type 2 diabetes: Study

3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Superfoods like kale, blueberries and quinoa are as healthy as they are popular. But many kinds of superfoods are often overlooked in favor of trendy health foods. For a healthier diet, try any of these three obscure but nutrient-dense superfoods: Radicchio (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the chicory family. It generally resembles a … Continue reading 3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

7 Vitamins and nutrients that promote eye health

Contrary to popular belief, poor vision and eye diseases are not inevitable consequences of aging. Maintaining healthy levels of nutrients essential for eye health can keep your eyes sharp even as you age and guard against vision loss. Recent studies have linked many nutrients to a reduced risk of eye conditions and poor vision. These nutrients … Continue reading 7 Vitamins and nutrients that promote eye health

Fight inflammation with the help of these 6 powerful vitamins

Inflammation is a key immune response to infection or injury. It means that immune cells are actively helping the body to heal. But inflammation that persists could be a sign of an underlying health problem. If the body is in a state of chronic inflammation, it is unable to heal properly. Over time, chronic inflammation could lead … Continue reading Fight inflammation with the help of these 6 powerful vitamins

Federal court nixes FDA’s approval of genetically engineered “Frankenfish”

In a major win for wild salmon, the Court for the Northern District of California ruled on Nov. 5 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ignored potential environmental consequences in its approval of genetically engineered salmon produced by the Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies. District Judge Vince Chhabria also said that the FDA violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and … Continue reading Federal court nixes FDA’s approval of genetically engineered “Frankenfish”