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    One Surprising Health Effect of Not Eating Meat, New Study Says

    Perhaps Meatless Monday meals should occur a few more days a week. According to research that was presented at the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), vegetarians are likely to have healthier biomarkers—measurements that offer a clinical assessment—compared to meat lovers. Study authors from the University of Glasgow examined the self-reported diet habits of healthy adults (ages 37 to 73) in the United Kingdom. After dividing the men and women into two groups—vegetarians (4,111 of the volunteers) and meat-eaters (a total of 166,516 people)—the investigators observed 19 blood and urine biomarkers associated with various chronic conditions and diseases. And here’s   Read More

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    One Surprising Side Effect of Eating Avocado, According to Science

    Avocados are referred to as a superfood for a reason—these powerhouses contain so many of the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy. Many of us already know that avocados hold a host of health benefits and have been shown to lower your risk of certain life-threatening diseases, increase your good cholesterol levels (HDL), and even improve your eyesight. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now) Now, scientists have uncovered another potential benefit of this healthy food. A new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine revealed that diets rich in the oleic   Read More

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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.  Read More

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