What to Eat to Boost Immunity

What we eat—or don’t eat—can affect our immune system.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

How to Know if You're Getting Enough Prebiotics in Your Diet

The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully. The other plus point of this is that we get to find out about things that can help us out, things we probably would never have known about otherwise.

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Lorna Frances is a nutritional medicine graduate and health and wellness writer at azhealthyfamilies.org. She is an advocate of natural medicine and is passionate about finding natural solutions to common health issues. Connect with Lorna at https://www.facebook.com/atozhealthyfamilies/ or www.azhealthyfamilies.org

How Popular Milk Alternatives Stack up in Your Cup

Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure.

Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk.

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10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

Got matcha?

If you’re into healthy beverages, you may have tried this Japanese delicacy. Matcha tea has been the focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 800 years, and lately it’s showing up everywhere, from Starbucks’ menus to the ice-cream aisle.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Fennel vs. Ginger for Menstrual Cramps and PMS

Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Is Fruit Bad For You? A Science-Backed Answer

Fruit is a food group that has been in existence for thousands of years. Throughout the nineteenth century, advances in technology and transport made it possible for most people to access a wide variety of many kinds of fruit from all over the world.

From aromatic, tropical mangoes, pineapple, and papaya to the spiky Asian durian and the distinctive dragon fruit, we all have our favorites.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

How to Lose Weight Eating More Food

What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day?

I explore this in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, which I titled as a nod to Dr. Dean Ornish’s smash bestseller.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Dark Chocolate - Memory Booster, Stress Burner

Good and Good For You

Different types of foods nourish your body with various nutrients in variable amounts. So, the foods which you consume have a great effect on the functioning of your body. Also, the brain is very much affected by the food which you intake. There are some specific kinds of foods that can really make the brain function more efficiently. One such food is dark chocolate. Consuming dark chocolate in your diet leads to improve your ability to focus and enhances your memory.

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Superfoods That Do Not Live Up To the Hype

Really Super, or Just Marketing?

Superfoods are dominating the headlines because living a more health-conscious life is popular right now. However, just because a food is called a superfood does not mean it is true. There are five foods that are often touted to be phenomenal for health that are really just average.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Top 7 Foods That Boost Serotonin

The Takeaway

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain

It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body temperature

Foods that boost serotonin include: kiwi, dark chocolate, seeds, nuts and vitamin D-rich foods

Some foods contain tryptophan, which is a precursor to serotonin, but these are only effective when consumed with a high-carb, low-protein diet

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

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Healthy woman in kitchen cutting fruit for breakfast.
10/23/2018
There are so many elements to being healthy that it can sometimes be overwhelming. You have to eat right, exercise enough, take the right supplements, focus on mental and emotional health--all of... read more
Large array of cut fruits in a colorful pile.
10/02/2018
You Are What You Eat “Thousands of papers have been published on the important topic of what determines people’s subjective well-being and psychological health,” but what about the... read more
Yellow fennel seeds in a pile on white background.
09/21/2018
Dozens of studies now suggest that the nitrates in vegetables, such as beets and green leafy vegetables, may help not only sick people “as a low-cost prevention and treatment intervention... read more
long rows of many fruits and vegetables
09/11/2018
What we eat—or don’t eat—can affect our immune system. In my video Using the Produce Aisle to Boost Immune Function I profile a study conducted to determine the effect of the... read more
Orange gingham napkin with silverware and dinner plate setting.
09/05/2018
The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully.... read more
Black and white dairy cow with blue sky and clouds.
08/29/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure. Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk. Some people want to drink milk that... read more
Overhead shot of green tea and white foam in bright red cup.
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Woman in darkened room, looking sick in bed.
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Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
Many baskets of various colorful fruits.
07/24/2018
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