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Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

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Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that offer health benefits. Good sources are yogurt with live cultures and other fermented foods like miso, tempeh and sauerkraut. What you may be less familiar with are prebiotics, the “food” probiotic need to survive. Find out more about the benefits of adding prebiotics to your diet and what the best sources are.

Protein Basics

Protein Basics

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With all the hype about protein, you might worry that you aren’t getting enough. In America, it is rare to be protein deficient. However, not all sources of protein are created equal and some choices might not be good ones for a healthy diet. Understanding what protein is, where it’s found and why it’s important is a good first step in making sure you are getting what you need for good health.

Nutrigenomics: Why You Really Are What You Eat

Nutrigenomics: Why You Really Are What You Eat

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Have you ever wondered why some people can eat an unhealthy diet and live to be 100 while another person eats a similar diet and gets heart disease in the fifties? It all comes down to genetics and gene expression. A relatively new field called nutrigenomics, that studies issues like this, is growing rapidly. Find out more about nutrigenomics and “personalized nutrition.”

Does the Type of Saturated Fat You Eat Matter?

Does the Type of Saturated Fat You Eat Matter?

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Saturated fats have been a source of recent controversy. Once believed to be a major contributor to heart disease, the evidence that they’re heart unhealthy is weakening. Also, not all saturated fats have the same effects on the body, plant-based ones, for example, may have some unexpected benefits. This article discusses saturated fats and the role they play in health and heart disease.