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4. Choose Richly Colored Fruits

Eat a “Rainbow” for Maximum Nutrition
Much of what we said in the previous chapter about vegetables also applies to fruits, including the importance of eating a “rainbow” to get a variety of beneficial phytonutrients. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, women over age 50 should get one and a half

Blueberries Good for Your Blood Pressure and Brain

With the domestic blueberry season about to begin, there’s no better time to celebrate the bountiful health benefits of Americans’ second-favorite berry (after strawberries). New research has linked blueberry consumption to better blood pressure, and Tufts scientists continue to explore how blueberries protect the brain. More than three-dozen current clinical

Eating to Defeat Cancer

Cancer is one of the top health concerns worldwide. While some risk factors, such as a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer, are beyond your control, lifestyle choices, such as getting regular exercise, not smoking, and eating a healthy diet, can help protect you.

“There is no single ‘superfood’ that

Essential Nutritional Needs for Postmenopausal Women

Menopause produces many changes in a woman’s body, not least of which are her nutritional needs. “It is important for women to focus on nutrition throughout their lives, but the postmenopausal years may provide unique challenges,” says Melissa Flynn, RD, a senior dietitian with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. “Hormone fluctuations, slower

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