Tag: healthy diets

1. Eating Wisely As You Age

How Diet Makes a Difference
We all know that eating a healthy diet is important for growing children, and the obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases dramatically demonstrate the need to eat right from young adulthood into middle age. But does what you eat

What’s the Right Menu to Control Hypertension?

If you’re worried about high blood pressure, a new systematic review of scientific evidence has good news: Changing your diet really can make a difference. Not surprisingly, the most effective diet for reducing hypertension was one designed specifically for that purpose—the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan. But other

7. Living Brain-Healthy

The Benefits of Activity
We’ve seen how smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline. But the truth is that the most important lifestyle changes you make for your brain happen between meals: To maximize your chances of maintaining peak brain power as you age, increase your level

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.

Weight-Loss Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Calories in Beverages

Weight-Loss Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Calories in Beverages

The foods you consume can make a significant impact on your health, and so can the beverages you drink. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar, fat, and/or fiber—your

Ask the Experts: Citicoline on the Brain; Agave’s Sweetening Fix

Q: Does citicoline have any cognitive health benefits?

A: With over 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the risk of developing some form of dementia doubling every five years after age 65, there is much interest in preventing and treating memory loss. Citicoline is a brain chemical that occurs naturally

2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Near Release

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), affect the diets of millions of Americans; they also impact food labeling, education and research priorities, free food and meal programs (for about a quarter of the population), and

Core Foods in the Top-Ranked Diets

In the yearly diet rankings from U.S. News & World Report, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet earned the top spot for the best overall diet, followed closely by the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, an eating plan created by the National Institutes of Health. In the healthy

Feel the Power of Pulses

Pulses are some of the most inexpensive, versatile, and healthy foods around, and seniors should be eating more.

“They are nutrition powerhouses full of nutrients, such as folate, potassium, calcium, and fiber to help seniors avoid heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes,” says Elana M. Sussman, RD, with

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