Category Archives: Foods & Beverages

The Incredible Egg

by Sue Gilbert, M.S., Nutritionist Although not a nutrient (it is non-nutritious), fiber has many health benefits, such as helping weight loss and maintenance, lowering the risk of certain cancers, keeping cholesterol in check and helping with regularity. Fiber is found only in plants, so including plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your… Read More »

Pantang Lemak Dapat Memicu Keinginan Bunuh Diri

Nirmala, Juni 2003 Ketakutan berlebihan untuk mengkonsumsi lemak, disebut kolesterolfobia, membuat seseorang sama sekali menghindari lemak. Mereka antipati terhadap makanan bersantan, gorengan, daging berlemak, makanan bermentega. Gangguan ini timbul akibat pemahaman yang salah mengenai pengaruh asupan lemak terhadap serangan jantung dan stroke. Akibatnya, hati (liver) tidak memiliki stok lemak untuk memproduksi kolesterol. Padahal, kolesterol dalam… Read More »

Mellow Out with Fish Oil

Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, mackerel, sardines, walnuts and flaxseed, and research has demonstrated that running low on these essential fatty acids can lead to depression and other mental disorders. Now a new study suggests that even if you’re just plain grumpy, omega-3s may help boost your mood. Researchers at the University… Read More »

Food as Medicine

HEADACHE? EAT FISH! Eat plenty of fish — fish oil helps prevent headaches. So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain. HAY FEVER? EAT YOGURT! Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily. TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA! Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular… Read More »

Cures in Your Cupboard

by Sue Gilbert, M.S., Nutritionist Foods that stimulate the immune system Yogurt: Prevents colds and reduces hay fever symptoms. Must contain live cultures of lactobacillus bulgarius or bifidobacteria. Garlic: Increases immune system cell potency. Fruits and vegetables: Go for those high in beta-carotene (carrots, cantaloupe, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, apricots, and pumpkin) and vitamin C… Read More »