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Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation

Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation

The majority of dietary supplement facilities tested were found noncompliant with good manufacturing practices guidelines. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Industry Response to Plants Not Pills

Industry Response to Plants Not Pills

The whole food is greater than the sum of its parts: how unscrupulous marketers use evidence that ties high blood levels of phytonutrients with superior health to sell dietary supplements that may do more harm than good. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Why Kale is King

Why Kale is King

In terms of nutritional density, kale is unparalleled among foods. Interestingly, it has a 3:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio – an exceptionally high amount of protein for any vegetable. Like beef, it also contains all nine essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within the human body, plus nine other non-essential ones for a total of 18. In addition, kale contains […]

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Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins?

Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins?

One week on a plant-based diet can significantly drop blood levels of homocysteine, a toxin associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Without vitamin B12 supplementation, though, a long-term plant-based diet could make things worse. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Study: Taking Too Many Vitamins Increases Cancer Risk

Study: Taking Too Many Vitamins Increases Cancer Risk

Millions of Americans take vitamins and supplements because they think it will make them healthier. But according to a large-scale study that was just presented at a forum at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, taking too many vitamins increases cancer risk. Study co-author Tim Byers, MD, MPH explained his research at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Annual Meeting […]

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Are Multivitamins Just a Waste of Money?

Are Multivitamins Just a Waste of Money?

About one in three Americans take a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with a higher risk of total mortality, meaning that women who took a multivitamin appeared to be paying to live shorter lives. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2015/02/26/are-multivitamins-just-a-waste-of-money/ More information: […]

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Should You Take a Multivitamin?

Should You Take a Multivitamin?

What does the best available science say about the role multivitamins may play in heart disease, cancer, and longevity? With the exception of vitamins D and B12 (Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking), we should strive to get our nutrients from produce, not pills. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking

Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking

There are two vitamins not produced by plants that may require supplementation. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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How to make Carrot Juice in a Vitamix

How to make Carrot Juice in a Vitamix

Carrots are full of nutrients for eye health: Vitamin A and beta-carotene. Making juice in a Vitamix retains the healthy fiber of the vegetable.

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Are Microgreens Healthier?

Are Microgreens Healthier?

USDA researchers recently published a study assessing the nutrition content of 25 commercially available microgreens, seedlings of vegetables and herbs that have gained popularity in upscale markets and restaurants. Just a few inches tall, they boast intense flavors and vivid colors, but what about their nutritional content? No one knew until now. We’ve known that baby spinach leaves, for example, […]

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