It’s a common practice for farmers who run large, industrial livestock operations to supplement their animals with antibiotics and antimicrobials to keep them from getting sick.
The trace mineral selenium is present in many sources of protein and carbohydrates. While most Americans get adequate amounts of the nutrient, researchers at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute recently revealed that even a moderate deficiency can have harmful effects on the body.
About 5 percent of women going through pregnancy for the first time develop a condition known as preeclampsia. A recent study that was published in the British Medical Journal reveals that a dietary supplement bar that contains amino acids and antioxidants may significantly reduce a woman’s chance of developing the condition when taken during pregnancy.
After all the heat and hyperbole of the past few weeks, let’s take a break today. Instead of politics, let’s argue about something that’s really important: how to make the world’s best hamburger. A former classmate of mine spent a fortune trying to determine the answer. With the official start of summer this weekend, let’s see if what he learned can help you be a backyard hero.
In a study that was published in the BioMed Central journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team of scientists found that bitter cumin seeds contain a wide array of phenolic compounds, making the spice a powerful antioxidant.
Sometimes, when an individual takes a nutritional supplement, the vitamins it contains are destroyed by acid in the stomach.
Nuts have gotten a bad reputation in the past because of their high-calorie, high-fat content. But a growing body of research has suggested that the compounds present in nuts are actually quite healthy and can help keep excess body fat at bay.
Reports of the differences between LDL and HDL cholesterol have caused consumers to become wary of so-called “bad” low-density lipoproteins, and embrace mono- and polyunsaturated sources of “good” high-density lipoproteins.
In addition to being great exercise and promoting a sustainable lifestyle, gardening may also encourage vegetable consumption, according to researchers at Texas A&M University and Texas State University. In an online survey of people aged 50 and up, it was revealed that those who gardened regularly ate more vegetables, regardless of how much time they spent with their hands in the dirt or what varieties of produce they grew.
Some parents may delay weaning their child off the bottle if he or she is stubborn and attached to it, and others put their 2-year-olds to bed with an 8-ounce bottle of milk to make bedtime easier. However, this practice has been shown to lead to obesity in children as young as 5 years old, according to researchers at Temple University and Ohio State University.