Items Tagged ‘fruits’

May 2, 2018

Diet and exercise can reduce protein buildup linked to Alzheimer’s, new UCLA study shows

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior recently found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein buildup associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. David Merrill, a UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, found that […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain scans, fish, fruits, geriatric psychiatrist, healthy body mass index, Mediterranean diet, physical activity, UCLA Health 50-Plus, vegetables


Ask the Doctors - Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

March 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell and an edible seed. To answer your question, I’ll use the definition of nuts […]

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Tags: almonds, antioxidants, Brazil nuts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cashews, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, eating nuts, fiber, fruits, hazelnuts


How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

June 30, 2017

How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to heat up the grill and gather with friends and family. With all that food and drink, however, the holiday can turn into a nutritional pitfall. Two dietitians at UCLA Health – Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes – share their tips on how to host a healthy […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, cooking, Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, Erin Morse, food, fourth of july, fruits, healthy holidays


How air pollution might damage our gut health – and what we can do about it

March 10, 2017

How air pollution might damage our gut health – and what we can do about it

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

  Our gut bacteria affects our overall physical and mental health in ways researchers are only now starting to understand. A new study has found that air pollution may play a role in the impact of gut bacteria on our health as well – and not in a good way. UCLA researchers have found that […]

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Tags: air pollution, atherosclerosis, center for human nutrition, cholesterol, dr tzung hsiai, dr zhaoping li, fruits, gut bacteria, heart health, nutrition, research, scientific reports


Seasonal eating: nutritious and delicious

September 8, 2016

Seasonal eating: nutritious and delicious

By uclahealth uclahealth

Want a fun and effective way to make your meals healthier? Take your cues from the changing seasons. Fruits and vegetables that are in season and freshly picked are at their nutritional peak. Research has shown, for instance, that apples lose antioxidants as they sit in cold storage (antioxidants are natural substances that can prevent […]

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Tags: antioxidants, diseases, eating, farmers market, fruits, healthy, natural, nutrition, nutritious, produce, Seasonal eating, vegetables


Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

July 26, 2016

Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have difficulties achieving pregnancy after six to eight months of trying. Doctors tend to […]

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Tags: antioxidants, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, fertility counseling, fruits, hot tubs, hot yoga classes, infertility, men's health, radiation, saunas, sperm


Kiwi the super fruit: Good nutrition comes in small packages

May 19, 2016

Kiwi the super fruit: Good nutrition comes in small packages

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Vijaya Surampudi MD, MS When it comes to fruit, we often go with what we know: apples, oranges, bananas, berries and such. However, there are many fruits that are popular in Asian and European countries that may not be as regularly consumed in the United States and deserve their shot at our tables. Take […]

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Tags: Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fruits, healthy eating, kiwifruit, Nutrient, super fruit, superfruit, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight loss, weight management