Surprising Side Effects of Eating Yogurt, Says Science

Yogurt is a refrigerator staple because it’s so versatile. Whether you like to add a scoop to granola, pair it with fruit, or prefer to go the savory route with a dollop as a sour cream substitute, there are so many types and flavors to create so many dishes. (That’s even the case with non-dairy options!)

While most of us are aware of the fun ways you can use yogurt in recipes, we may not be as familiar with how yogurt can affect us from a health and nutrition level. To that point, eating yogurt can actually have both positive

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Being an NCAA Division I Athlete While Eating a Vegan Diet

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Ohio State’s Aislinn Walsh, who has been eating a vegan diet for the better part of a year now. Aislinn first adopted the diet during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and found
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Ask UNL’s Food Doc: Eating a healthy diet is good advice for all | Food and Cooking

But over the past 25 years, this view has changed. Athletes, whether those lifting weights, running long distances, or competing on the field, may need more than twice that amount.

That’s why protein powders, drinks, and bars have become so popular. While it’s possible to eat that much protein as part of one’s diet, many athletes prefer to consume concentrated sources of protein.

So what’s actually in these products?

Most protein supplements have traditionally been animal-based. These include whey protein and casein (both from milk), egg white protein, and collagen. The latter appears to be the most popular, at least

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Eating a plant-based diet at any age may lower cardiovascular risk

For adults both young and old, eating a nutritious, plant-based diet may lower the risk for heart attacks and other types of cardiovascular disease, two new studies show.

Both studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. One found eating a plant-centered diet in young adulthood lowered the risk in middle age for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and several other cardiovascular conditions. A second found eating plant-based foods that lower cholesterol levels reduced the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women.

While the research underscores the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables, it doesn’t suggest

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One Major Effect of Eating a Plant-Based Diet, Says New Study

The things we eat and certain lifestyle habits we adopt can affect our well-being in ways that we’re just beginning to figure out. Still, we do know that making certain modifications to our diet and exercise routines can offer a whole host of benefits. Take, for instance, making the switch to a plant-based diet, which can do a ton of great things for your body. Now, researchers may have unveiled another advantage to eating plant foods. As it turns out, eating lots of plant-based foods could help fight the symptoms of diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS).

The study, published

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Study: Eating Pure Cocoa Improves Visual Acuity in Daylight | Medicine, Nutrition

A duo of researchers in Spain has examined the acute effect of compounds found in cocoa and red berries on retinal functions in healthy eyes.

In healthy eyes, photopic visual acuity improved significantly after cocoa flavanols ingestion and showed a non-significant trend to an improvement with red-berries anthocyanins. Image credit:

Cocoa and red-berries are good sources of polyphenols in human diet.

Red-berries are characterized by the presence of anthocyanins, a group of red-purple-blue flavonoids associated with endothelial protection and inflammation.

Cocoa is rich in flavan-3-ols but also contains other polyphenols such as phenolic acids and flavonols.

Additionally, cocoa is

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What Healthy Eating Looks Like to Me, a Dietitian Who Eats Keto

My decision to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) stemmed from a lifelong struggle with my weight.

Weighing over 10 pounds (4.5 kg) when I was born — placing me in the 99th percentile — I’m not exaggerating when I say “lifelong.”

The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low carb, high fat eating pattern that involves limiting your carb intake to 25–50 grams per day or fewer to achieve ketosis — a metabolic state in which your body burns fat instead of carbs for its primary source of fuel (1).

It’s also the first diet that has

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Healthy eating habits for disease prevention

BALTIMORE, Md. — Many have heard diet and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle but sometimes it’s easier said than done.

June is Men’s Health Month and WMAR-2 News spoke with a hospital chef who said he wants to help people eat right so they stay healthy and out of the hospital.

Heart disease and cancer are the leading killers of men in the U.S. Most health experts believe these diseases often are fought with a good diet and regular checkups with a doctor.

MedStar Harbor Hospital executive chef Tim Norris said “most of the diets that men are

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DASH diet plan reduces heart stress, damage, healthy eating study says

The popular DASH diet was found to reduce heart stress and damage that often resulted in heart disease, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

DASH stands for “dietary approaches to stop hypertension,” and it emphasizes consuming foods such as fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts. According to the Mayo Clinic, it emphasizes consuming foods such as four to five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, six to eight servings of whole grains, two to three servings of low-fat dairy products, and no more than

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