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Why Are Omega-3 Fats Good for Health?

Omega-3 fatty acids have many beneficial effects on the body. They improve heart health. Major studies have shown that consumption of omega-3 significantly improves heart health and reduces the risk of heart complications. In one study, men with the lowest levels of omega-3 in the blood were 81 percent more...

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How to Make the Switch to a Vegan Diet

Adopting a vegetarian diet shouldn't just entail omitting animal products from your next shopping list. If you're considering making the switch to being a vegetarian, follow our tips to ensure your new diet meets your body's needs. Remember, first of all, that any diet change should aim for a balanced...

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Why Do I Need Zinc?

Zinc is essential for tissue growth and the senses of taste and smell. It also boosts the function of the immune system. Deficiency can result in slow growth, poor appetite, loss/change of taste and smell, mental lethargy, slow wound healing, increased susceptibility to infections, excessive hair loss, reduced sperm count...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory