In recent years, the term “superfood” has been increasingly used to describe certain fruits and vegetables. While there is no scientific definition of the word “superfood,” most health authorities agree that in order for a food to be labeled as such, it should contain higher than usual amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other vital nutrients. Kale most definitely belongs in the superfood category, as its nutrient profile is quite impressive. Eating kale not only provides a lengthy list of nutritional benefits, but it also has been deemed capable of preventing and combating many health issues, chronic illnesses, and diseases.
Article by the National Institutes of Health. Buying healthy foods for your family is easier when you know what types of food to shop for in the store. Take a shopping with you to stay on track. Look at the Nutrition Facts label to find healthy choices.
Article by Neal Barnard, MD. Carbohydrates do not cause type 2 diabetes. In fact, a new study found just the opposite: A diet rich in carbohydrates can actually fight diabetes. A wide range of other studies looking at plant-based diets and diabetes have consistently shown similar results.
Article by the National Institutes of Health. Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child. This fact sheet tells you more about the links between excess weight and many health conditions. It also explains how reaching and maintaining a normal weight may help you and your loved ones stay healthier as you grow older.
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