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The Benefits of Beta-Carotene (May 2015)

What is Beta-Carotene? Beta-carotene is part of the carotenoid family, which contributes to the color or pigmentation of the fruit, oil, grains or vegetable. Generally these types of food are a hue of red, orange or yellow. Beta-carotene is considered fat soluble...

Diet Soda – Why Should You Avoid It? (April 2015)

Fluctuating weight gain and weight loss has caused millions of Americans to do the so called “yo-yo diet”. One thing in common with most is the common products that read “fat-free and sugar-free”. People often opt to buy products with this type of labeling to make...

Lipid Peroxidation (March 2015)

Lipid peroxidation is the oxidative damage caused to the lipids (cholesterol and other fats) contained on cell membranes. This lipid layer on the cell membrane has structural and functional roles in a healthy cell. They play a role in regulating cell growth and...

Obesity’s Connection to Cancer (February 2015)

Almost 30 percent of the worldwide population is overweight or obese (BMI, or “body mass index” greater than 30 for adults = obesity). Worldwide, obesity is also responsible for about 5 percent of deaths annually (1). In one recent report obesity is driving an...

Incorporating Protein into Your Diet (January 2015)

Protein is found throughout the body is virtually almost every tissue and organ. In fact, 20% of the human body is made up of protein. (1) The building blocks of protein are amino acids which carry out many roles such as transportation of nutrients, supporting our...
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