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Is TMAO from Fish, Meat and Eggs Harmful?

According to new stories, fish, a staple of the Mediterranean diet, as well as meat and eggs may be doing more harm than good thanks to a compound called trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO). TMAO is found in fish and produced in the body after eating meat and eggs. TMAO is linked to greater risk for heart attack, stroke and death; yet the research …

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Save Money at the Grocery Store, Improve Health & Save the Earth

    Today is Earth Day, a day focused on building a healthy, sustainable environment. Keep the earth healthy, slash your grocery bill and improve your health at the same time. Here’s how: Avoid Food Waste In America, food is cheap and always available. This oversupply of food combined with food marketing means we over buy and end up throwing out an …

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Tackling Concussions Head-On: How Nutrition Can Improve Outcomes

I sat on the floor hunched over and crying. My elbows were raised – close to my eyes as my arms hugged my head, hands clenched at the base of my neck. My brain felt like a percussion instrument shaking inside my skull. As the pounding grew more intense the pain became unbearable. I had a concussion, my second in two years, …

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Does Meat Cause Cancer?

According to a report released today, processed meat causes bowel (colorectal) cancer. After considering more than 800 studies examining the association between meat and cancer, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Group classified processed meats as Group 1, carcinogenic (cancer causing). Yet the results aren’t as crystal clear as they seem. What is Red Meat and …

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Go Green for Earth Month & Improve Your Diet at the Same Time

You don’t have to run out and hug a tree or play hackie sack while barefoot in the park to celebrate Earth Month. Instead, Earth Day and Month were designed to designed to inspire awareness for our environment. What’s in it for you? A polluted environment leads to pollution in our food and water supply that ends up on our plates and …

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Food Fraud: Is Your Food Adulterated?

By: Gisselle Marie Rosa, UGA MS student & Dietetic Intern As consumers, we put our trust in food companies to be honest about their food products. You go to the grocery store and spend and exorbitant amount on 100% pure Italian olive oil expecting that it comes from the finest olive crops in Italy. Yet that dark glass bottle with …

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