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Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.

Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain

8 Surprising High Estrogen Symptoms in Men

8 Surprising High Estrogen Symptoms in Men

Too much estrogen—and the resulting high estrogen symptoms—isn’t a problem just for some women. Men make estrogen, too, and levels can become elevated (or depressed).

Although research thus far has focused almost exclusively on how estrogen affects women and how testosterone affects men, it is now known that estrogen in

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

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

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Color Your Plate
The quickest way to an appetizing, nutritious, and satisfying meal is including plenty of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables (produce). Both the government’s MyPlate guide and Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults advise filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. These plant foods provide fiber and an

Enjoy Bok Choy!

The folklore. A mainstay in Chinese stir fry, key ingredient in Korean kimchi, and subtle flavor in a steaming bowl of Japanese miso soup, bok choy (or Chinese cabbage) dates back to Egyptian times. This cabbage didn’t reach China until about 500 AD, when the ancient Chinese enjoyed this leafy

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,

1. An Introduction to Superfoods

The concept that particular foods have the potential to provide significant health benefits has been gaining ground among health experts and researchers. Numerous clinical studies suggest that what you put on your plate every day has the power to protect you from disease. An estimated 80 percent of chronic health

Shout-Out for Brussels Sprouts

The folklore. Preceded by a less than delicious reputation, Brussels sprouts have been famously refused by children and labeled as smelling of sulphur. Even ancient folklore says the very first sprouts grew from bitter tears. Brussels sprouts were first cultivated near Brussels, Belgium in the thirteenth century. Belgian folklore has

Eating to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

More than 21,000 U.S. women may expect a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2015, making it the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women. Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms at early stages, so the disease is generally advanced when diagnosed, with only a 45 percent rate of

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