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Here's How to Make Sangria That's Actually Good

So you don’t like sangria, huh? Totally understandable. But what you really mean is that you don’t like bad sangria and bad sangria is everywhere so you probably only know bad sangria as sangria. The reason why so much bad sangria exists as that people think that by throwing a bunch of cut-up fruit into

Is Pickle Juice Good for You?

Pickles are a household staple and can be found in the depths of many refrigerators. The juicy spears typically accompany your burger and fries to add some salty zest to your meal. But you may have never wondered about the nutritional benefits of this crunchy snack—or the salty juice it’s cured in. Recently, though, pickle juice has

The Best Foods for Maintaining Good Gut Health

Most people think of exercise or clean eating when it comes to their health. Many forget to care for their gut. No, we’re not talking about sit-ups; we’re talking about the bacteria inside your digestive tract. Improving your health may be a matter of the good versus bad bacteria inside you. Choosing foods high in

Which is the good oil? Health star ratings fight

Public health experts and Woolworths oppose a change to the health star ratings that would signal olive oil was not as healthy as canola and sunflower oils. The health star ratings, the government-backed system that assigns food a health score out of five to guide consumers to make healthier choices, are not currently displayed on

7 Reasons Raspberries Are So Good for You

Raspberries are enjoyable all year long, whether they’re fresh or frozen. These gorgeous gems aren’t just delicious and versatile; they have an impressive nutritional profile that makes them one of the healthiest choices in the produce aisle. Here are 7 health benefits of raspberries, plus simple ways to include both fresh and frozen options into meals and snacks.

Is year-round daylight saving time a good idea? Maybe not

If you were yawning more than usual thanks to last week’s switch to daylight saving time, you weren’t alone. It takes some people a full week to recover from feeling more sluggish than usual after rolling back the clock for daylight saving time. Experts call the phenomenon “social jet lag.” Much like the jet lag

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already know predict resident satisfaction as well,”

Probiotics are not always ‘good bacteria’

The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin. Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering were able to shed light on a part of the human body—the digestive system—where many questions remain unanswered. Using their

Is seltzer good for you?

Seltzer water can be a wonderful way to stay hydrated — especially if you’re not in the mood for regular water.  (iStock) Seltzer water seems to be making a bit of a comeback with new brands and flavors on the market. But is it actually good for you? And if so, how much is too

‘Good’ cholesterol: How much is too much?

Physicians typically advise that people maintain high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol on the basis of the assumption that it prevents heart disease and stroke. This protective effect is thought to be due to the HDL molecules, which “flush” cholesterol from the blood into the liver and out of the body. However, little is

Are eggs good for you or not?

The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins. A large egg contains about 6 grams of protein. Eggs also are a good source of other nutrients, including vitamin D (which aids bone

It’s Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 — Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink. But experts say it’s not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its health claims. Proponents say kombucha’s powerful probiotics can help improve digestion, promote your immune response and reduce inflammation in your body by introducing healthy

It’s official – spending time outside is good for you

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. Populations with higher levels

Five ways to keep that lost weight gone for good

(HealthDay)—Losing weight and keeping it off comes down to making permanent changes in the way you eat. Although many eating habits are formed in childhood, it’s never too late to improve. But you’ll need to reinforce them until they become second nature. One high-tech way is with diet apps that send you motivational text messages

Good primary lowers ED use for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

One in three adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) visit the emergency department annually but effective primary care could reduce these numbers, suggests a new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). “For populations with IDD, the emergency department can be a frustrating and overwhelming place,” said