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Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition Tips

A healthy diet can help more than just your physical appearance. It can contribute to your overall health. Studies have shown that a good diet in your later years may reduce your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases and certain cancers.1

Check out these diet and nutrition articles to help you maintain and improve your health, heart and weight!

1National Institute of Health: National Institute of Aging

Featured Articles

Healthy Snacks

4 Cardinal Rules for Healthy Snacking

Americans have a love affair with snacking: 78 percent of us snack daily. “The number of times we eat each day is far and away the largest cause of increased calorie intake,” says Barry Popkin, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. About 400-plus calories a day come from between-meal nibbling. All those extra calories add up and can be a major diet derailer—particularly if they’re not the healthiest choices. Done right, though, snacks can improve your diet quality and weight. Here’s how....Read More

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Eating Certain Fruits, Veggies May Help a Bit With Weight Control


Eating fruits and vegetables that have high levels of substances called flavonoids may help a bit with weight control over time, a new study suggests. "We looked at seven different classes of flavonoids, and we found increased consumption was associated with less weight gain," said study author Monica Bertoia, a research associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston....Read More

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Eat Your Heart Out


Your heart works hard. On average, the heart pumps 1.5 million gallons of blood throughout a life - that's enough to fill 200 oil train tank cars. As awesome as that is, there's no way it can do that without some fuel from your diet. Check out these foods you can devour to keep your heart healthy and strong for years to come. ...Read More

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Eating More Healthy Fats May Extend Life, Study Suggests

Health Day News

For years, experts have preached the gospel of eating "healthy" fats and limiting "unhealthy" fats. Now, a new study contends that if people worldwide began to eat healthier fats, there might be more than a million fewer deaths from heart disease every year. Although a great deal of attention has been focused on reducing saturated fats from the diet, the researchers said the focus should be two-fold: reducing unhealthy fats such as saturated fat and trans fats, and replacing them with healthy fats, such as polyunsaturated fats....Read More

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Heart Health?

HOW MANY AMERICANS DIE FROM HEART DISEASE EACH YEAR? A) 20,000 B) 75,000 C) 350,000 D) 900,000 Answer: D. The latest statistics suggest that nearly 900,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that's 36% of all deaths. Cancer claims about 550,000 lives; accidents are responsible for 108,694 deaths; and HIV/AIDS kills about 13,000 Americans annually....Read More

Foods May Affect Each Person's Blood Sugar Differently, Study Suggests

Foods May Affect Each Person's Blood Sugar Differently

HealthDay - November 2015

New research would seem to support that the same foods don't necessarily have the same effect from person-to-person. ...Read More

6 Nutrient-Packed Power Foods for Fall

6 Nutrient-Packed Power Foods for Fall

Eating Well, November 2015

Fall’s vibrantly colored produce offers many health benefits and is delicious in seasonal dishes from soups and stews to casseroles, side dishes and more....Read More

Skipping Breakfast a Bad Idea for People with Type 2 Diabetes

HealthDay - September 2015

Missing morning meal could raise blood sugar levels the rest of the day, study says....Read More

Is Gluten Really as Bad as You Think?

Joelle Reizes - August 2015

Gluten has been condemned by health gurus, but unless you have celiac disease, is gluten really as bad for you as people claim?...Read More

How to eat to be a superwoman.

How to Eat to be a Superwoman

EatingWell - July 2015

Eating more of certain foods may help your hearing, eyesight, brain power and endurance. ...Read More

How to grill fish perfectly every time.

How to Grill Fish Perfectly Every Time

Eating Well - July 2015

Here are a few tips to help you achieve perfectly grilled seafood every time you grill....Read More

Daily weight ins keep dieters on track.

Daily Weigh Ins Keep Dieters on Track

HealthDay - July 2015

A two-year Cornell University study found that tracking the results of daily weight checks on a chart helped people lose weight and keep it off....Read More

Foods that age you.

Foods That Age You

Eating Well - June 2015

Avoid these foods to add years to your life. To ensure you are helping, not hindering, your health, steer clear of these less-than-healthy eats....Read More

Any added sugar is bad sugar, some experts contend.

Any Added Sugar is Bad Sugar Some Experts Contend

HealthDay - June 2015

They see table sugar, honey as unhealthy as high-fructose corn syrup....Read More

How healthy eating prevents disease.

How Healthy Eating Prevents Disease

Joelle Reizes - June 2015

You know your diet impacts your health. You’ve probably heard this over and over again....Read More

Best and worst choices at a picnic.

Best and Worst Choices at a Picnic

Eating Well - June 2015

Find our what summer foods to skip and healthier choices to eat instead....Read More

The Worst Things to Eat for Your Heart

Eating Well - May 2015

Find out which four things you should avoid eating for better heart health....Read More

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4 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

March 23, 2015 by Eating Well

Two out of three Americans over age 60 have hypertension (BP ≥ 140/90), which puts them at risk for health problems like heart disease or...Read More

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Cleaning Up Your Kidneys

March 25, 2015 by Joelle Reizes

More than 26 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease which makes this disease a serious issue. Kidney disease is linked to other major health...Read More

Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack?

Eating Well - March 26, 2015

Picking healthy snacks at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods, many touted as beneficial or nutritional, to choose from....Read More

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