Functional Nutrition Eat Your Omegas and s

No doubt about it seafood can be good for your health. Overall, it has less total fat and less saturated fat than meat and poultry. For this reason, eating fish regularly may help lower your blood cholesterol levels. Moreover, seafood supplies several vitamins and minerals. Recently there's been interest in the functional food benefits provided by the omega-3 fatty acid content of fish. Omega-3 fatty acids-polyunsaturated fatty acids of a somewhat different structure-are found mostly in...

Weight for Health

Despite known risks, overweight and obesity have become national and global epidemics, and not just for adults. Overweight among children and teens has risen dramatically within the past two decades. Key reasons In the United States, typical eating and lifestyle patterns provide more calories (energy) than many people need too many consumed, too few burned in physical activity. That said, some people don't need to lose weight. Instead they need to strive to keep their healthy weight over the...

Foodborne Illness More Common than You Think

Imagine . . . an upset stomach, diarrhea, and fever. Do you have the flu Your illness actually may be foodborne illness, not flu (a respiratory viral infection). Foodborne illness, sometimes called food poisoning, comes from eating contaminated food. But the symptoms can easily be mistaken for other health problems. In fact, symptoms vary from fatigue, chills, a mild fever, dizziness, headaches, an upset stomach, and diarrhea, to dehydration, severe cramps, vision problems, and even death....

Chewing Problems

For many mature adults, poor appetite isn't much of a nutrition problem. Instead, tooth loss or mouth pain may be. An astounding number lose all their teeth by age sixty-five. Many also have poorly fitting dentures that cause chewing problems and mouth sores. What's at the root of oral health problems Cavities may come to mind first. Yet gum, or periodontal, disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among older adults. As a result, many have missing, loose, or diseased teeth and sore,...