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3. Fueling Activity

Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,

What Can Yogurt Do for You?

Americans consume more than $7 billion a year worth of yogurt, with hundreds of new yogurt products introduced annually. In survey after survey, consumers say the healthfulness of yogurt is top among the reasons they eat it.
Research confirms yogurt consumption correlates with a host of health benefits. Yogurt-eaters are more

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affect Both Mood and Cognition

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

More evidence that coffee—once thought of as bad for you—is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a

9. Beverages: Staying Hydrated

A cool glass of water is calorie-free, readily available, and refreshing. Without water, you could live only a few days. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water is necessary for transporting nutrients, facilitating digestion, lubricating joints and body tissues, maintaining blood pressure and circulation,

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

Can Your Plate Protect Your Liver?

Your liver is a real multi-tasker, performing more than 500 functions. Located in the upper right side of the abdomen, just below your diaphragm, the liver helps transform nutrients into energy, makes bile for fat digestion, stores vitamins and minerals, makes proteins needed to fight infections and clot blood, and

Newsbriefs: Hearing Aids; Crohn’s Disease; NSAIDs

Easier Access to Hearing Aids Enabled.
In early December 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was supporting the creation of a category of over-the-counter hearing aids in order to enable greater access to millions of Americans who suffer from hearing loss—about 30 million people, according to

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