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Healthy Comfort Food: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

Healthy Comfort Food: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

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

4. Brain Power Foods

Fruit and Vegetable Smarts
When your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, she may not have known that those foods are good for your brain—but it was good advice in any case. We’ve seen how an overall healthy dietary pattern can help protect against dementia and cognitive decline.

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

Get Cooking with Cocoa Powder

The cocoa plant is named Theobroma, “food of the gods,” and rightfully so. Re-search reveals there’s health potential in cocoa beans, the bitter fruit that is the source of chocolate. Co-coa powder has been used medicinally for at least 500 years; perhaps it’s time you followed this health tradition in

Prevent a Second Heart Attack Through Diet

If you’re one of the 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or have been diagnosed with heart disease, then take heart! You can take control of your heart health with the knowledge that certain foods have been shown to quell inflammation, which is the root cause of

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