THE EXTRAORDINARY HEALING
POWER OF FOOD!
Seventy percent of women over 50 are taking calcium pills to strengthen their bones. The truth, however, is that calcium supplements are linked to an increase in heart attacks. And millions of people are taking omega-3 or fish oil supplements because they've been associated with heart and brain health benefits. Yet research shows that omega-3 supplements may increase men's risk for prostate cancer by 71%. Even daily multivitamins, once touted as a cure-all, may fall short of their promised benefits.
This is not to suggest that you don't need calcium, omega-3s and other disease-fighting nutrients as you age. But your body wasn't designed to process the large amounts found in supplements. Where can you find this information and more importantly better sources of these nutrients? It's all in the comprehensive monthly publication, ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION!
Readers of ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION know the best way to get calcium is in doses of less than 500 milligrams from such calcium-rich sources as fat-free or low-fat milk and cheese, yogurt, broccoli, kale, soy or almonds
In addition to smaller doses, vitamins and nutrients are most effective when they are consumed as part of the whole food. Research suggests that many nutrients, plant chemicals and even dietary fiber join forces and work together to bring you more health benefits than they do alone. The risk of dying from heart disease is reduced by 36% when you get your omega-3s from eating fish regularly.
BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE SUPERMARKET...
Every month the editors of ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION comb through multiple resources to weed out the myths and present you with only the most essential dietary information you need to maintain your health and ward off diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart failure, macular degeneration and more. When it comes to healthy eating, you will be covered from head to toe!
We here at ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION have made it our mission to provide health-conscious readers with accurate, and up-to-date information concerning diet and nutrition as well as clear up misconceptions that undermine, rather than boost, health.
ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION contains no advertising so you'll get an unbiased and reliable assessment of which popular supermarket brands are healthy and nutritious and which fall short so you can be confident before heading to the supermarket that your shopping cart is filled with the foods that will provide the best defense against disease. Turn to ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION for the food and nutrition information you need.