Tag: healthy food

7. Rethinking Protein Needs

You Might Need More
Most Americans get plenty of protein, despite the marketing hype suggesting otherwise, but an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may need even more. Evidence also is mounting that the timing of older adults’ protein consumption may be important; the traditional, protein-heavy dinner might need to give

2. Easy Ways To Get The Nutrition You Need

Eat Better, Save Money
A common misconception about trying to eat food that is more nutritious is that improving your diet has to cost more. “Healthy food is not necessarily expensive,” says Parke Wilde, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School who previously worked for the USDA’s Economic Research Service.

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

5. Maximum Nutrition, Minimal Fuss

Who’s Cooking?
Hands down, when it comes to getting the many different nutrients needed to support physical activity and good health, eating whole foods in forms close to nature trumps eating foods processed in a factory. Unfortunately, as a nation people are cooking less and relying more on packaged convenience foods,

From the Editor: Cooking for One

In this month’s issue of Focus on Healthy Aging, we’re looking at the Department of Agriculture’s latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are updated every five years to reflect advancements in scientific understanding about healthy eating choices. They also are a useful outline for how much you should be

Newsbites: Sodium; Coconut; Belly Fat; Food Rankings; Fat

Sandwiches a Top Sodium Source
Dagwood Bumstead, the comic-strip character famed for his sandwiches, might want to check his blood pressure. A new analysis of national dietary data by USDA researchers reports that sandwiches account for one-fifth of average sodium intake, a key contributor to hypertension. Previous studies underestimated sandwich consumption

Can You Train Your Brain to Crave Healthier Food?

A small pilot study at Tufts’ Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) raises the intriguing possibility that following a new behavioral weight-loss program for six months can in turn reprogram your brain’s food cravings. The first-of-its-kind study used MRI scans of the brain’s addiction center to

“Foraging” in the Modern Supermarket

There’s good news at your local grocery store. “You should walk into a supermarket with a very positive attitude,” says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and executive editor of the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. “The availability of healthy and affordable foods has greatly

2016 Topic Index

(month, page number)
BEVERAGES
Longevity Benefits Seen with Moderate Coffee Drinking (Feb., 1)

Tea Storage (Feb., 8)

Caffeine Doesn’t Cause Heart Jitters (April, 3)

New Reasons to Skip Sugary Drinks (April, 6)

Kombucha Tea (May, 8)

Drink Up to Stay Healthy and Hydrated This Summer (June, 4)

Instant Coffee (June, 8)

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

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