Food’s impact on quality of life

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Researchers are digging deep to try to figure out just how much time some of the stuff we eat is taking off of our lives.

A recent study found eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while a serving of nuts could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life. We all know the benefits of eating healthy but this really puts things into perspective

“A minute of healthy life is a life free of disease,” said Lisa Moskovitz, a registered dietician and CEO of New York Nutrition Group.

The study published in the journal of Nature Food looked at almost 6,000 foods and

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4 Summer Indoor Air Quality Tips for Your Healthy Home

Cooling the air inside your home isn’t the only thing you should consider this summer. As you turn on your fans and blast your air conditioners, you’ll need to keep your summer indoor air quality top of mind, says John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards, a company that certifies home goods and appliances as allergy and asthma friendly for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

“You have to be a bit of a detective and look at all the parameters because there are lots of things that contribute to healthy indoor air,” says Dr. McKeon. While winter brings its own host of indoor air quality issues, summer indoor air quality issues may be impacting your well-being. “Anything from the environment you live in, to your air conditioner could be making your air dry.”

Tips for good indoor air quality throughout the summer

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