New Scientist – The biggest immune organ is our gut and what we eat can support a healthy immune response. From eating the rainbow, consuming more fermented foods or fasting longer overnight, King’s College epidemiologist Tim Spector has top tips to boost your immunity through what you eat.
Inside the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter – November 2022:
- Give Thanks for Good Health
- Newsbites: Vitamin D; red meat and CVD risk; psyllium and constipation
- Grain Products: Don’t be Fooled by Healthy-Sounding Labels!
- Special Report: Top 3 Reasons to Avoid “Top Foods” Lists
- Diet and Hemorrhoids
- Featured Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish
- Ask Tufts Experts: Processed foods; calcium intake
Some attention and planning may be necessary to ensure popular diet plans provide enough of all the nutrients you need.
SPECIAL REPORT: Small Amounts of Physical Activity Can Have Big Benefits
FEATURED RECIPE: Hummus and Veggie Wraps
ASK TUFTS EXPERTS: Activated charcoal; oatmeal vs. oat bran
Knowing how to build flavor in vegetable dishes can help you enjoy more of these healthful foods.
The research is clear: eating more whole or minimally processed plants is better for our health. Knowing how to easily make foods like vegetables taste great can help you consume more of these health-promoting options in place of less healthful choices. Building Flavor. Most U.S. adults don’t meet the recommended intake of vegetables. When
- NEWSBITES: Physical activity in older adults; low- and no-calorie drinks
- Hydrating for Health
- SPECIAL REPORT: Cholesterol, Explained
- Red, White, and …Berries!
- FEATURED RECIPE: Chickpea Salad with Strawberries
- ASK TUFTS EXPERTS: Why we say “people with obesity;” Cholesterol and genes
The burgeoning field of “nutrigenomics” claims that the food we eat can alter our genetics. Dietitians, scientists and lifestyle companies have all hopped on the bandwagon.
Nutrigenomics (also known as nutritional genomics) is broadly defined as the relationship between nutrients, diet, and gene expression. The launch of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s and the subsequent mapping of human DNA sequencing ushered in the ‘era of big science’, jump-starting the field of nutrigenomics that we know today.
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