Items Tagged ‘vegetables’

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

March 10, 2019

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

By uclahealth uclahealth

A healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is especially important for children because it supports the rapid physical growth and brain development occurring throughout childhood. Benefits of eating healthy The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrition and health are closely linked. Poor nutrition and lower levels of physical activity […]

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Tags: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating habits, healthy eating, healthy foods, healthy snacks, nutrition, obesity, vegetables


To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat


May 2, 2018

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

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

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 - Are 6 small meals a day better than 3 big ones?

March 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are 6 small meals a day better than 3 big ones?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three? Your question arises from recent news reports, but […]

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Tags: blood glucose control, blood glucose levels, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, fasting glucose levels, healthy diet, lean proteins, metabolic advantage, nibbling diet, processed foods


How to help your picky eater

February 1, 2018

How to help your picky eater

By uclahealth uclahealth

Good nutrition affects a child’s energy, mood, and overall health and development. To ensure children eat a balanced diet, it’s important that parents learn how to deal with picky eaters in an effective and positive way. Picky (selective) eaters Does your child insist on eating chicken nuggets every night? Or refuse to try anything new […]

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Tags: balanced diet, food planning, grains, nutritional supplements, picky eaters, protein, Thomas Jacob MD, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, vegetables, whole fruits


How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

June 30, 2017

How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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 rhatoum

  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


How meat eaters can be more eco-friendly

November 28, 2016

How meat eaters can be more eco-friendly

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Meat production uses a considerable amount of resources. When compared to the production of vegetables and grains, meat requires large amounts of water, grain, and land to feed and support livestock. In fact, a 2011 analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group found that the production of certain meats produced up to 40 times the […]

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Tags: algae, bio-fuels, corn, dairy products, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, eco-friendly, grains, meat, meat consumption, meat-eaters


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 kimirwin

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