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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

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

They can be eaten as a snack, sprinkled on top of salads, baked into granola bars, and made into a peanut butter substitute, but are sunflower seeds healthy?

Health Claims on Your Food

Have you read your groceries lately? Many of them tout reasons why health-minded shoppers should buy them, such as to lower cholesterol, reduce risk of osteoporosis or prevent cancer. Some sport bright red hearts claiming the products are heart healthy. But can you trust such health claims? It depends. There

Q&A: Arsenic in Rice; Omega-6 vs. Omega-3; Aluminum

Q. Is the amount of arsenic in commonly sold rice in the US harmful to health? Would I be wise to stop eating rice entirely or limit the amount I eat? Is there more arsenic in white vs. brown rice?
A. Quentin Johnson, a consultant to Tufts’ Friedman School, answers: “Arsenic

6. Protein

The Nuts and Bolts of Protein
Protein is an integral part of the human body. Not only is it essential for forming muscles, bones, skin, and hair, but it also is a component of every cell in your body. It may help to think of protein as a structure made up

4. Spices and Herbs

Flavor Your Plate
If you’d like to add a bit of pizazz to healthy, nutrient-dense whole foods such as vegetables and legumes, be creative and sprinkle on some spices and herbs. These seasonings generally cost only pennies per serving and can help you cut back on the fat, sugar, and salt

Expand Your Vegetable Variety

You know that including vegetables in your diet is important, but if you constantly eat the same vegetables, it’s time to expand your culinary horizons.
“Including vegetables of all colors in your diet is the best way to get the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs to

The Best Dietary Fats for Health

Standing in the butter and margarine aisle of the supermarket, deciding which to purchase can get over-whelming. While this is just one of many choices you make about dietary fats on a typical grocery trip, you also make dietary fat decisions when you buy cooking oil and foods that contain

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