Dairy

Eating Organic: Don’t be Fooled by the Media Frenzy

…Department of Agriculture Guidelines and declare conventional foods still below them. I’ve continually recommend organic fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and foods over conventional ones for decades for those reasons, and I’m not changing my tune—or my buying habits—based on this latest research…

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9 Tips for Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping

…That’s usually were the fresh produce and refrigerator cases are. 3. Select fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables as much as possible. 4. For dairy selections, look for organic and low fat on the packaging, and select cage-free eggs, too. 5. When buying meats and poultry, look on the package for…

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Five Secrets for Effective Weight Loss

…fats essential to proper body functioning. Unhealthy, or saturated, fats are abundant in such “favorites” as red meat, cold cuts, mayonnaise, and dairy products (especially milk fat and butter). You must avoid all hydrogenated fats like those found in pastries, cheese, crackers, margarine, and processed…

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L-Carnitine: The Key To Good Health

…protein, many vegetarians (particularly vegans, or “pure” or “strict” vegetarians) become deficient to some degree. Without meat, eggs, or dairy products, their diets often come up short on carnitine. A few non-meat foods that provide L-carnitine include whole milk, mushrooms, bread, avocado…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…prostate cancer is right on. But I don’t fully subscribe to his general premise. Here’s why. Some vegetarians will not eat meat but will eat eggs and dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Others avoid all foods derived from animals. In my opinion, a strict vegetarian diet will put you behind the…

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Prevent Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Choices

…maintaining a healthy weight; and * getting a balance of adequate sleep and moderate daily exercise. Limiting consumption of alcohol and non-organic dairy products (which do not contain bovine growth hormone) can also help women avoid the high estrogen levels (relative to progesterone), which may be associated…

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Cardiovascular Benefits of L-Arginine

…nutrition tip: Good sources of L-arginine include nuts, especially almonds and peanuts. L-arginine can also be found in meat and, to a lesser degree, in dairy products; but since I’d rather see you limit your intake of these foods, L-arginine capsules can be purchased in health-food stores as an amino acid…

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Six Ways to Control High Blood Pressure, Naturally

…hydrogenated oils, starchy vegetables like corn and peas, processed fruit juices, organ meats, cashews (because they’re high in saturated fat), full-fat dairy products, and omega-6 oils (such as corn, safflower, and sunflower). 4. Eat More Garlic: An Australian review of 11 studies in which hypertensive patients…

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5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Adding these foods to your diet can make a significant difference in your blood pressure levels… 1. Fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. According to the landmark 1997 study called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), eating more of these foods lowered systolic blood pressure by…

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Immune-Boosting Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

…healthy fats, and quality proteins before and after the holiday—if not through it. It’s also important to avoid sugary/processed foods, wheat, and dairy products which can suppress the immune system in some individuals. * Fight microbes with microbes, by taking probiotics. These healthy bacteria help…

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Pet Health 101: How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Heart Issue

…echocardiogram, and Holter monitor evaluation. Your vet may even order medication to help heart function. My “country vet” still does a lot of his dairy and horse farm work out in the field, and relies on his stethoscope and the observational assessment skills he’s honed over decades. But many larger…

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6 Ways to Get Natural Allergy Relief

…and expel it to flush pollen from your nasal passages. 2. Stay away from mucus-producing foods that can aggravate sinus congestion. These include dairy products, especially milk, cream, and cheese. 3. Avoid wine or drink organic varieties to minimize allergy-inducing sulfites. 4. During days of high…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

…beans, legumes, olives onions, pears, prunes and spinach. What Not To Eat To Avoid Sun Damage to Skin In contrast, a high intake of meat, sugar and dairy products appears to be most detrimental to sun damage to skin. These are the same foods that starve your heart of key nutrients and put it at risk.…

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