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Herb Cooking Chart



Herb Cooking ChartFoodsComplementary HerbsBaked Goods (cookies, muffins, cakes)Anise, edible chamomile flowers (to decorate cakes), lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, poppy seedBeansCoriander, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, savoryBeefBasil, bay, chervil, garlic, oregano, parsley, savory, tarragonBreadsBasil, caraway, chives, dill, garlic chives, lavender, lemon balm, lavender, mint, poppy seed, rosemary, sage, thymeCarrotsChives, dill, ginger, parsley, rosemary, thymeCornBasil, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsleyEggsCelery, chervil, chives, dill, fennel, parsley, saffron, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thymeFish and SeafoodBasil, bay,...

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Diet can impact migraines



Diet can impact migraines Date: November 1, 2016 Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Summary: Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report. Share: FULL STORY Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential...

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Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder



Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Date: February 1, 2017 Source: Universidad de Barcelona Summary: Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study. Share: FULL STORY Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo...

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Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea



Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea January 30, 2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new analysis reveals just how much Americans are adding to their caloric intake by spicing up or sweetening their coffee or...

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Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders Date: October 3, 2016 Source: Wiley Summary: A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies-including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products-for the treatment of bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and ulcerative colitis.   A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness...

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The secret slimming effect of sweet potato cooking water



The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste Proteins in wastewater from sweet potato processing reduce fat levels, weight in mice Date: December 7, 2016 Source: Elsevier Summary: The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects -- at least in mice.   The sweet potato pie you...

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Time to rethink your vegetable oil?



Risk of heart disease and diabetes may be lowered by a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, a new study suggests.Researchers at The Ohio State University found that men and women with higher linoleic acid levels tended to have less heart-threatening fat nestled between their vital organs, more lean body mass and less inflammation.And higher linoleic acid levels also meant lower likelihood of insulin resistance,...

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Green Tea and Iron a Bad Combination



Green tea is touted for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant, but experiments in a laboratory mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease suggest that consuming green tea along with dietary iron may actually lessen green tea's benefits."If you drink green tea after an iron-rich meal, the main compound in the tea will bind to the iron," said Matam Vijay-Kumar, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, Penn State. "When that occurs, the green tea loses...

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Fiber for Good Gut Bacteria



Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. In a Commentary published April 11 in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers at the University of Alberta advocate for strategically increasing dietary fiber intake as one path forward in regaining microbial biodiversity.Insufficient nutrients for our gut microbes have been linked to a loss of certain beneficial bacterial species in...

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Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets



Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets  Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and consequently in red wine. While studying the effects of resveratrol in the diet of rhesus monkeys, Dr. J.P. Hyatt, an associate professor at Georgetown...

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FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods



FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods Action expected to prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to...

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Nut consumption associated with reduced risk of some types of cancer



Nut consumption associated with reduced risk of some types of cancer Cancer and type 2 diabetes are two of the most significant public health burdens facing the world today, and currently available data suggests their prevalence is expected to continue to increase. Nut consumption has long been hypothesized to have a role in preventing both of these diseases, but until now evidence has been inconsistent. A new systematic review and meta-analysis published in Nutrition Reviews...

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Vitamin E Protective in Lung Function



Vitamin E Protective in Lung Function A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous studies suggesting that some vitamins may play a role in helping to protect the lungs from air pollution. Although the new study did not specifically demonstrate a protective effect,...

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New piece in the 'French paradox' diet and health puzzle: Cheese metabolism



New piece in the 'French paradox' diet and health puzzle: Cheese metabolism Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the "French paradox." Most explanations focus on wine and lifestyle, but a key role could belong to another French staple: cheese. The evidence, say scientists in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,...

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Pears could be part of a healthy diet to manage diabetes



Pears could be part of a healthy diet to manage diabetes While the phrase "an apple a day" is a popular saying, a new study suggests that pears as part of a healthy diet could play a role in helping to manage type 2 diabetes and diabetes-induced hypertension. The results of research published in Food Research International show potential health benefits of Bartlett and Starkrimson pears. Building on their previous studies, the research team from...

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High-fat dairy products linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk



High-fat dairy products linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is linked to a higher risk. The findings, which have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, are in line with previous...

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Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes



Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes Egg consumption may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly widespread throughout the world. Research has shown that lifestyle habits, such as exercise and nutrition, play a crucial role in the development of the disease. In some studies, high-cholesterol diets have...

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Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease



Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood, a new University of Michigan study says The findings, which appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that mercury -- even at low levels generally considered safe -- was associated with autoimmunity. Autoimmune disorders, which cause the body's immune system to...

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New study postulates the role of dietary advanced glycation end products in the risk of Alzheimer's diseas



New study postulates the role of dietary advanced glycation end products in the risk of Alzheimer's disease A new paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease provides evidence that cooking foods at high temperatures increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. This study looked at the content of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in national diets and clinical studies comparing and compared total AGEs to Alzheimer's disease rates. AGEs are a group of compounds that...

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Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss



Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Director of Neurosciences at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, has been...

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