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Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

Warning: this popular summer produce may be harmful to your health

Summertime is salad time. Leafy greens make perfect meals to protect the summer body you worked on all winter long. And nothing beats the summer heat like a bowl of cool, crunchy greens and other veggies—that is, if they don’t make you sick. While salads remain the #1 choice for healthy eating, we cannot overlook […]

8 reasons to eat one of the world’s more under-appreciated healthy foods

Narragansett Indians call it askutasquash, which means, “things that may be eaten raw.” It’s a word that dates back to the 1640s (probably earlier for the Native Americans). Today, we’ve shortened the word to just “squash,” and we use it to describe a game, a refreshing drink, a crowd of people, a verb that means, […]

Top 5 healthy reasons to eat more cherries

The other day, one of my girlfriends couldn’t keep her eyes open. No matter what we were doing, she’d start to drift off. On a hunch, I’d asked what she’d had to eat that day. She’d been eating cherries! Most people don’t realize that cherries are a great, natural source of melatonin. If you’re having […]

BPA exposure may spike blood pressure reading, heart danger

Perhaps you’ve heard of bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical compound found in plastic bottles and packaging and in the linings of food and drink cans. Even if you haven’t heard of it, you have most definitely been exposed to it. In fact, more than 92 percent of people ages 6 and older have detectable levels of […]

Are new plant-based beef alternatives really better for you?

Veggie burgers have been around for a while, and while many brands offer an acceptable alternative to traditional beef burgers, most people would agree that “meaty” and “juicy” are two words that would never be used to describe them. Until now… If you’ve stepped foot into certain burger chains across the country, you’ve likely noticed […]

4 hidden health benefits of a highly visible summer fruit

Originally Published: July 27, 2016 It’s one of my favorite times of year. Peach season. Peaches start ripening in May, but the best peaches aren’t plucked until June, and then continue through August or September. And there are few foods on this earth more perfect than peaches. As sweet and delicious as any dessert, but […]

Genetically Modified Foods: Pros, cons & how to avoid them

In the past few years, growing research into genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has revealed two ugly truths: GMOs are more widespread than we thought, and they are more harmful than we thought. Further, the vast majority of Americans have been eating GMOs for decades without even knowing about it. I want to bring this new […]

Eat your vegetables…but take your multivitamin, too

When you were little, you were probably told countless times by your mom to eat your veggies. Just like your mom’s mom told her to eat her veggies. If you have a child or grandchild of your own, I’m sure you implore them to do the same. The reason for generations of parents “sounding like […]

The blood sugar all-star no one is talking about

The article below was written for Newport Natural Health by Robert Iafelice, MS, RD, LDN. Learn more about Robert and our other experts here. According to recent statistics from the CDC, nearly half of American adults have either diabetes or prediabetes!1 To make matters worse, the presence of diabetes confers a 2- to 4-fold increased […]

Can supplements help combat COVID-19?

With the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) hitting its peak in some states this week—and with peaks projected in the coming weeks throughout the rest of the country—researchers and pharmaceutical companies are working at lightning speed to develop a vaccine and a cure for this deadly virus. Several possibilities are being explored in this arena, and we […]

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