Points Newsletter - November 2020

What's New in Nutrition

What's New in Nutrition In January, just as COVID-19 was establishing a beachhead, dietitians gathered at an expo in New York to find out what new products to expect to see on store shelves this year. Trendspotting was part of the fun for attendees, and we are just now starting to see them in the stores:

Probiotics are helpful bacterial "guests" in the intestinal tract, that need constant replenishment. These living microorganisms provide digestive balance and immune health benefits, that can be thrown off by diet and stress. They are usually found in foods like yogurt and kefir, but this year you will increasingly find them in everything from sparkling tonic and supplements to cookies, granola, and dried fruit. More...

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Focusing on Our Furry FriendsFocusing on Our Furry Friends

More than half of the US households have at least one pet, and now that spring is here and we are all home, itís time for you and your pet to get into a regular routine.

Active play with your pets; it encourages the human-to-animal bond and provides healthy movement and cardio endurance for both of you! Some dogs love playing fetch with a stick or ballóit is a natural canine behavior called prey-carrying. Fetching also stimulates the reward centers in the brain which makes dogs feel happy, and thatís why they are willing to play fetch over and over again. More...


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Q: Two years ago I had a successful coronary artery bypass surgery. I want to keep my arteries healthy many years into the future. What should I do to avoid clogging? I stopped eating highly saturated fats and meat and became a vegetarian. Can you recommend anything additional that would be beneficial?

A: I am glad that you have taken the necessary steps to increase your potential for a long and prosperous life. I will give you some additional recommendations. First, an all-vegetarian diet often strips the individual of many essential amino acids found only in animal products. I suggest you either find a proper supplementation for these essential elements or you incorporate some organic animal products into your diet. You can consult a nutritionist for the proper course of action.

To maintain good cardiovascular health, I recommend the following:


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