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    This Food Could Lead to Smaller Waist Size, Better Blood Pressure & Healthier Blood Sugar, According to New Research

    Chicken Sausage & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan Jamie Vespa A healthy eating pattern is one of the best ways to lead an overall healthy life, maintain a healthy weight and reduce risk for chronic disease. But what does that actually look like day-to-day? Healthy eating can take many shapes and forms, and can be achieved with foods from any type of cuisine. The key is moderation and variety. One food that gets an undeserved bad rap is carbohydrates. Carbs are crucial for a variety of bodily functions, and they are the type of fuel our brains prefer.  

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    Research reveals how tea may lower blood pressure

    Share on PinterestNew research sheds light on the mechanisms that may explain why tea benefits blood pressure. Sara Johansen/Offset Drinking tea is associated with a range of health benefits, including reductions in blood pressure. Researchers have discovered how compounds called catechins, found in green and black teas, relax the smooth muscle that lines blood vessels, which may lead to lower blood pressure. The discovery could lead to the development of better medications for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. The finding could also inspire new treatments for a debilitating condition called epileptic encephalopathy. Humans first drank caffeinated tea more  

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    Blood is a respected ingredient around the world, but less so in the U.S. A new book aims to change that.

    Things didn’t go quite as planned. Years later, McLagan, an Australian native who now lives in Toronto, noticed that the squeamishness around cooking with blood persisted in Canada and the United States. So McLagan had a solution: She would write an entire cookbook of recipes incorporating blood, an ingredient that cuisines around the world have long utilized. “If you really think about milk, it’s kind of weird to be drinking it,” McLagan said in January. “And if you think about eggs, it’s kind of weird to be eating them. But they’re just part of our everyday life.” McLagan’s “Blood,” published  

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    Is peanut butter good for you? How it can help you lose weight, manage blood sugar levels, and boost your protein intake

    For a healthy snack eat peanut butter on apple slices. Michelle Arnold / EyeEm/Getty Images Peanut butter is good for your health because it contains protein, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.  However, peanut butter is high in calories so make sure you don’t accidentally eat more than the two-tablespoon serving size.  Choose a peanut butter that contains only peanuts and salt, and avoid peanut butter high in sugar or hydrogenated oils.  Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.  Peanut butter is high in calories and a good source of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals. Here are  

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    Has the “blood type” diet finally been debunked enough?

    On Nutrition I remember when I first heard of the blood type diet. It was 1998, the thought of becoming a dietitian wasn’t even a glimmer in my mind, and I was fully entrenched in diet culture. A coworker was raving about the diet, which had debuted a few years earlier. The claim is that the foods you eat react chemically with your blood type, and that eating the “right” foods for your blood type will help you lose weight and digest your food better. Is there a more enticing siren song than that? I checked out a book about  

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    Study finds no evidence that vegan diet benefits specific blood type

    Proponents of the blood type diet claim that people with type A blood benefit most from a vegan diet. However, a new study found no link between diet and blood type. The researchers instead suggest that plant-based diets are beneficial for people of all blood types. Staying healthy generally involves exercising regularly and following a nutritious diet. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and poultry, the blood type diet suggests that nutritional needs depend mainly on a person’s blood type. The blood type diet tailors an individual’s eating  

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    White rice spikes blood sugar levels and ‘has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar,’ according to Harvard Medical School

    White rice is highly processed and can spike blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of diseases like diabetes if eaten regularly, like every day. Because of how the body processes white rice, Harvard Medical School has said that it has the same effect as eating “pure table sugar,” which is not great for overall health. It’s not as healthy to eat white rice as it is to eat brown rice or less processed alternatives that contain more nutrients, protein, and fiber. This article was medically reviewed by Lisa Defazio, a registered dietitian and nutritionist in Los Angeles. 

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    Cheltenham Ladies’ College gives vegan pupils blood tests amid fears it may trigger eating disorders

    Leading private girls’ school Cheltenham Ladies’ College is giving vegan pupils regular blood tests amid fears the diet could trigger eating disorders Experts are concerned veganism is more common in girls with anorexia nervosa  The college said it ‘does not actively encourage a vegan lifestyle’ for pupils  It offers pupils options including vegetarian but has never offered vegan menu  By Nicole Conner For Mailonline Published: 07:35 EDT, 4 October 2020 | Updated: 09:09 EDT, 4 October 2020 A private girls’ school is giving pupils regular blood tests if they decide to become vegan as diet experts warn it can be  

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    5 of the best foods to lower blood sugar and manage diabetes

    Oatmeal with fruit and nuts is one of the best foods to lower blood sugar. Alena Haurylik / Shutterstock The best foods to eat to lower blood sugar include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, nuts, and garlic. If you have diabetes or may be at risk, it’s important to regulate your blood-sugar levels with a healthy diet and be aware of the glycemic index of the foods you eat. This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for  

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    Hypertension Diet: Vegetarian Foods With Limited Meat May Still Help Lower Blood Pressure Level: Study

    Plant-based foods may be good for hypertension and heart health. High blood pressure is associated with hypertension. This health issue is increasingly becoming a cause of concern as many people across the globe are grappling with hypertension. Apart from medications, a good diet may greatly help in dealing with it. A recent study suggests that consuming plant-based foods could prove to be really helpful in lowering blood pressure level. You can consume plant-based foods even with a limited amount of animal-based foods like meats and dairy. You don’t have to completely omit animal-based foods from your diet.  The study was  

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