Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

7 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies Best for Happiness, Study Finds

’Strive for 5′ might need an update FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) — People who eat seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day have the highest levels of happiness and mental health, according to a new study. In a joint effort with Dartmouth University, researchers at the University of Warwick examined the eating habits…

’Mouth Feel’ Makes Wine Go Well With Meat, Study Finds

Research suggests that ‘balancing’ opposite tastes makes food more palatable TUESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve answered the age-old question of why that glass of Cabernet or Merlot goes so well with your steak: something called “mouth feel.” In essence, the “rough” astringent taste of wine is a perfect complement to the…

Health Tip: All Fats Aren’t Bad

Some are beneficial in limited amounts (HealthDay News) — While it’s important to limit the fat content in your diet, your body does benefit from some fats in small amounts. The University of Michigan Health System explains: Monounsaturated fats, in limited amounts, are good sources of antioxidants, such as selenium and vitamin E. Healthier fats,…

Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity (HealthDay News) — Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can’t control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices — factors you can control — are a big part of the equation, too. The Cleveland Clinic says controllable risk factors for high cholesterol include: Whether your diet…

Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Make them easier to swallow (HealthDay News) — It may seem like a daunting challenge to move baby from breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice to help ease the transition: Choose foods with textures that are easier for baby to swallow. Start off by feeding baby…