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Eat these foods daily (or at least often)

May 20, 2020

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Kelly Bilodeau, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Kelly Bilodeau is the former executive editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later went on to become a managing editor at HCPro, a Boston-area healthcare publishing company, … See Full Bio
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May 6, 2018

My wife has to read this article, I love eating fruits, I’m dieting for 03 days and I’m doing really well, whenever I get hungry like bananas or pears.

Anonymous for the Voiceless
April 16, 2018

It’s high time you stop propagating myths: salmon and dairy make us sick and cause untold suffering to the beings we murder and steal from. Enough already! Wake up!

April 16, 2018

I am not too shocked that this nonsense comes out of Harvard. They appear to be asleep behind their ivy covered walls!
Catch up you guys!!!!!
Worse they make it sound like add a little of this or that and you will be healthy! Not if you don’t remove the poisons you are eating first!!
Just salmon? For its lovely color? Which is created through dye in their food! Not wild? Yogurt?? with all the lovely sugar that probably killed off the few available good guy microbes?? Really??
Come ON! One would hope that Harvard could do better!

Josephine Baker
April 16, 2018

Dairy makes us sick. There are much better ways to get a healthy dose of probiotics. For instance, a plant-based diet appears to naturally modulate one’s gut flora.

April 14, 2018

Eating Brussels sprouts every day is a terrible idea. Your own studies at Harvard, namely the Harvard Nurses study and the Harvard Physicians health study, have found an association between regular consumption Brussels sprouts and pancreatic cancer. Your own book “The Harvard Medical Guide to Healthy Eating” by Walter Willett specifically recommends AGAINST eating Brussels sprouts every day because of the possible cancer risk.

April 11, 2018

I have fructose malabsorption and cant digest blueberries without spending a long time on the toilet….

Is there still a way how i could consume blueberries or its healthy ingredients?


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April 9, 2018

Are those blueberries? Cause if it is. It is 100% helpful to ourt health.

Sharan Binning
April 8, 2018

Thanks for sharing this information and making it available for free online. This is good. And BTW, I just recently came across this new research study that I want to share. The study was done to check the affects of marijuana and alcohol on driving. Now Marijuana may not be completely safe and it would obviously interfere with our daily tasks but it’s at least not as bad as alcohol and tobacco which have been legal in most countries from a long time. Here is a recent research study: – research study done by University of Iowa on the affects of cannabis on driving and the results are quite interesting. Take a look at the original study to know more in detail.

Ganesh Shinde
April 6, 2018

Wow that really informative post. I have read most of the time about the eating blue berries can bring immense change in our body.

Tom Spradley
April 6, 2018

It is a myth not backed up by current research that salmon is a healthy food just because it has Omega 3 fats. It is full of cholesterol, heavy metals, and it’s animal protein is hard on several organ systems of the body. For peer reviewed research backing up these claims go to nutrition and search on topics fish, and salmon. Get your Omega 3s from dark greens, avacadoes, walnuts and ground flax seed. Same goes for yogurt. Come on Harvard, don’t get fooled by advertising.

Julie Steiner
April 6, 2018

Love this article, especially considering the fact that all of my favorite foods were listed as being beneficial!
Question: with salmon, is it truly best to eat the skin? *Eating the skin is a tad tough to stomach, so I wonder if it is truly necessary to eat…although I always do try to at least ensure to consume the fatty oils from between the skin and flesh).
I also I wonder about the benefits of swiss chard and kale as I have read conflicting beliefs about their supposed nutritional values?
Thanks for any and all input!

Craig H Maynard
April 5, 2018

Recommending salmon without any reference to how it is sourced seems incredibly naive and irresponsible. Not all salmon is alike. Much of it is produced in large fish farms that use industrial methods and may be polluting the oceans. Wild salmon tastes better but it is very expensive. Consumers get no information about where wild salmon really comes from and how it is caught.

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