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    Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy Lowers Allergy Risk for Child

    Despite previous recommendations that pregnant women avoid peanuts to reduce the risk of allergies and asthma in their children, new research from the Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts suggests that women who are not allergic to nuts or legumes and who eat peanuts during pregnancy lower the risk of their child developing a […] More

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    Healthy High-Fat Plant-Based Foods

    Contrary to popular belief, fats is not a four-letter word. Not all fats are created equally. Saturated fats and trans fats negatively affect the body by increasing bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and subsequently increasing the risk of heart disease. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, on the other hand, decrease bad (LDL) cholesterol levels while increasing […] More

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    Does Breastfeeding Cause Nut Allergies?

    Does exclusive breastfeeding cause food allergies to nuts? According to a recent study from the Australian National University, yes, babies who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life are at an increased risk of developing a nut allergy. The study discovered that the likelihood of developing a nut allergy was 1.5 times […] More