Nutrition For Dental Health

The mouth has been called a mirror of health, and a healthy mouth is indeed a pleasant sight to see in the mirror. It is not news to anyone that proper nutrition is an important component of overall health and well-being, but you may not know that food choices affect oral health in more ways than just preventing cavities…

Cutting Back on Sodium

The human body needs both to function properly, and indeed, human taste buds are programmed to seek out salty food. Consuming too much sodium, however, can contribute to numerous health problems…

Vitamin D

What is your vitamin D level? Some day – maybe soon – having your vitamin D level measured may become as routine as having your cholesterol checked. According to some advocates of routine vitamin D testing, the results could prove to be a useful piece of medical information…

Glycemic Index Update

The term glycemic index was coined by researchers more than 30 years ago, and it offered a new way of classifying foods containing carbohydrate according to their effect on blood glucose level following a meal…

Trans Fat Begone!

If you’ve read a newspaper in the past 40 years, you’re probably already aware that not all fat is created equal. There are three major categories of fat in the diet: unsaturated fat, saturated fat, and trans fat. Unsaturated fats are considered…

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