Women frequently list cancer as one of their top health concerns. While some risk factors, such as a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer, are beyond your control, a growing body of research indicates that choosing a healthy dietary pattern can help protect you. There is no “superfood” that
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Fresh, tart, and full of flavor, citrus fruits are a healthy option to turn to in the winter.
You may have seen the headlines, “Sugar Causes Cancer,” but is the sweet substance that is so tough to avoid really linked to an increased cancer risk? Does it exacerbate an existing cancer diagnosis? If you cut out the sugar can you, in effect, cut down your cancer risk?
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
Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems
Nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetables fight cancer, lower cholesterol, and more.
When we think of winter eating, we often think of warm roasts, stews, and other satisfying comfort foods. And what ingredients do many of these dishes share? Root vegetables. Readily available all winter, they are often staples of hearty winter cooking. They also happen to be jam-packed with healthy nutrients
You can use coriander for much more than adding flavor to cooking; coriander health benefits include lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, fighting illness, and protecting from cancer.
Have you ever wondered what causes vertigo? If you suffer from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vitamin D could be the key to your BPPV treatment.
Cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, but that’s not all they do. Cranberry health benefits also include improving triglyceride and cholesterol levels, treating BPH in men, and fighting cancer.