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Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

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Is there such a thing as eating too much avocado? Dr. Raj has the answer. You know healthy fats like salmon, avocado, and olive oil are good for you, but can you overdo it? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans don't give a strict upper limit for how much total fat you should eat (though they do recommend keeping saturated fat consumption to less than 10 percent of your daily calorie intake). And as you know, healthy fats found in foods like avocado, nuts, salmon, and extra-virgin olive oil have many benefits: They provide your body with lasting energy, keep you feeling full longer, and help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. However, all dietary fat—both unhealthy trans and saturated fats and good-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated f
What to eat, and what not to eat, for a good night's sleep

What to eat, and what not to eat, for a good night's sleep

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How well you sleep can have a significant impact on your overall health, and not getting enough sleep has even been linked to overeating, according to ABC News' senior medical contributor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Ashton appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to share why it is so important for adults to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night, saying that insufficient sleep impacts your hunger and fullness hormones. When you're not getting enough sleep, the level of ghrelin, the hormone that tells your brain when it's time to eat, increases. In addition, the level of leptin, the hormone that tells your brain when to feel full, decreases. As a result, sleep deprivation can lead to overeating and gaining extra pounds, according to Ashton. If you find yourself especially hungry late...
The Best Healthy Recipes from Valerie Bertinelli's New Cookbook

The Best Healthy Recipes from Valerie Bertinelli's New Cookbook

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Try this recipe: Arugula, Apple, and Fennel Salad With Citrus VinaigretteAs far as fall salads go, this one is a classic. Not a fan of Granny Smith apples, or don't have any on hand? Swap pears for the apples if you like, or sprinkle in some dried cranberries for added sweetness.Ingredients: Shallot, lime juice, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, white pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, arugula, Bibb lettuce, Granny Smith apple, fennel bulb, toasted walnutsCalories: 264Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

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Calcium content: 121 milligrams per 1/2 cup dried Plus: Bite into a dried fig, and you'll think you're indulging in a super-sweet and sticky dessert, when in fact you're chowing down on a fiber- and potassium-packed fruit. Figs also supply you with magnesium, a nutrient the body uses in more than 300 biomechanical reactions, such as maintaining muscle function, keeping your heart rhythm steady, and strengthening your bones. Try this recipe: Phyllo Shells + Fig JamLet's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
NHS future precarious, says regulator

NHS future precarious, says regulator

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the health system is "straining at the seams" and faces a "precarious" future.The England's regulator's annual report raised concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses.It said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned standards were likely to drop.Health Minister Philip Dunne suggested that extra money for social care, mental health and A&E was enough."With record funding and more doctors and nurses, the NHS was recently judged the best healthcare system in the world, despite the pressures from increasing demand," he said.In its report, the CQC highlighted:Staffing shortages with vacancy rates in the NHS rising by 16% over the last two years despite an increas...