Milk

You Need More Than Calcium for Healthy Bones

…on a little secret: Osteoporosis doesn't result simply from insufficient calcium intake, that's a myth! When parents tell their children to drink milk because it builds strong bones, they’re only telling part of the story. A number of other nutrients, such as magnesium, boron, antioxidants, vitamin…

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3 Healing Herbs

…chopping garlic before cooking it so the enzyme can go to work. Milk Thistle for Liver Problems and Detoxification Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), is a miracle herb when it comes to treating liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Milk thistle’s active constituent, silymarin, helps rejuvenate…

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4 Comfort Foods You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free

…vitamins and antioxidants, and low in calories. Just steam cauliflower florets until soft, then mash as you would potatoes. Mix in some nonfat milk (or soy milk), salt and pepper to taste, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. 2. Healthy apple cobbler: Apples are a near perfect food. They contain pectin, a…

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Organic vs. Conventional—Don’t Let the Headlines Fool You

…eight percent in organic produce. (Researchers discounted this fact, since those levels were considered “safe” by the EPA.) * Organic chicken and milk was found to be higher in beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids. Finally, this study also overlooks prior evidence that clearly shows organic is…

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Is Buying Organic Food Worth It?

…minerals and up to 40 percent more antioxidants than conventionally grown produce. They also found that milk from cows raised on organic diets had 90 percent more antioxidants than regular milk. The Higher Cost of Buying Organic Food It’s true that buying organic food costs more, so I suggest checking…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…boosts levels of glutathione, a detoxifying antioxidant that is particularly protective of the liver. * Silymarin, an herbal extract derived from milk thistle, also increases glutathione levels, plus it curbs inflammation and rejuvenates the liver by stimulating the production of new hepatic cells…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Cream of Broccoli Soup

…package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained) * 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth * 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese * 1 cup evaporated skim milk * ½ teaspoon salt substitute * ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and…

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Reduce Saturated & Trans Fat Foods From Your Diet

…fish or lean poultry (without the skin). * Avoid high-fat dairy products. You can find great substitutes for high-fat dairy products: skim milk instead of whole milk, plain, nonfat yogurt, nonfat sour cream, light cream cheese and reduced-fat cheese. * Use egg whites or packaged egg white products instead…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

…liver. As I mentioned earlier, your liver has a dirty job—it filters your blood. Give your liver a boost with milk thistle, selenium, N-acetyl-cysteine, and alpha lipoic acid (my Milk Thistle Liver Cleanse supplement contains all of these; take as directed). You should also avoid excess alcohol, acetaminophen…

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Benefits of Protein in the Morning

…Serves 6 Ingredients: * 12 egg whites * 1/2 cup skim milk * 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese * 1 bell pepper, chopped * 1 onion, chopped * Dash pepper (to taste) * Dash salt or salt substitute (to taste) Directions: Scramble egg whites with the skim milk, cottage cheese, bell pepper, and onion. Pour onto…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…which is rapidly destroyed by acetaldehyde—beforehand will help reduce the after-effects of alcohol. I also recommend taking an herbal extract of milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Its active ingredient, silymarin, is one of the most potent liver-protecting substances known. To protect your liver (before…

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Do The Types of Magnesium and Types of Calcium Matter?

…used by several reputable vitamin manufacturers. Most studies on calcium have used this type and have shown that it is as bioavailable as calcium in milk. However, people with low stomach acid may not be able to absorb this form as well as the more expensive calcium citrate. The same is true for the different…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…modified elimination diet: stop eating certain foods, and then reintroduce them to see if they cause any adverse symptoms. Start with the usual suspects: milk, wheat, eggs, citrus, and corn. Eliminate as many as you want, wait about a week, and then, every other day, reintroduce one food back into your diet…

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Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

…* Gatorade (8 oz.) — 50 calories * Light Beer (12 oz.) — 95 calories * Wine (5 oz.) — 102 calories * Orange Juice (8 oz.) — 107 calories * Milk, 2 % (8 oz.) — 113 calories * Grape Juice (8 oz.) — 138 calories * Beer (12 oz.) — 139 calories * Non-Diet Soda (12 oz.) — 150 calories When…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…probiotic supplement. Note: Calcium may interfere with the absorption of antibiotics. After taking antibiotics, wait at least two hours before drinking milk or calcium-fortified orange juice or using calcium supplements. You can also bolster your immune system—before, during, or after the onset of colds…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Emerald Dip

…bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours or overnight. Stir before serving. If you need to thin, add 1–2 tablespoons of low-fat milk. Nutritional information per serving (1/4 cup): calories: 103; total fat: 10 grams; cholesterol: 15 mg; sodium: 181 mg; carbs: 4 grams; fiber: 1 grams…

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Which Calcium to Take for Strong Bones

…the studies on calcium for bone health have been on calcium carbonate and they reveal that it is as bioavailable (easily absorbed) as the calcium in milk. However, depending on how calcium carbonate tablets are manufactured, they may not be well-absorbed by people deficient in stomach acid—a problem…

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How to Treat Allergies Without Big Pharma

…levels tend to be the highest. * Watch your diet. Certain foods and drinks can aggravate your allergy symptoms. Avoid mucous-producing foods such as milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt. And stay away from alcohol, especially wine that contains sulfites. * Drink plenty of water. I recommend you drink three…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…for each of these phases, and people managing diabetes should be well aware of them. They include antioxidants such as lipoic acid, silymarin (from milk thistle), and selenium to protect the liver against the free radicals generated during phase I. Calcium-d-glucarate, n-acetyl-cysteine, and trimethylglycine…

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Preventing Migraines

…his symptoms of migraines essentially stopped. * Check for food allergies. Several food sensitivities can cause migraines. Common culprits include milk, wheat, food additives, aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal), tomatoes and fish. Chocolate, cheese, beer and wine may also bring on migraines because of compounds…

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