If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is
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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
Six decades of research summarized on oxidized cholesterol: Is the American Heart Association wrong about their recommendations to avoid foods high in cholesterol and use polyunsaturated fats, like vegetable oils?
There is truth in the saying, “There are many fish in the sea.” However, when it comes to consuming seafood, most people look to fish, such as salmon or tuna, and don’t realize the numerous options and benefits offered by other seafood choices, such as mollusks—mussels, clams, and squid—or crustaceans,
Eggs are a good source of protein and other nutrients, but, for many years, people were advised to limit their egg intake because the yolks are high in cholesterol. However, researchers have recently found that the cholesterol in the foods you consume has very little to do with your blood
Snout-to-tail eating, where the entire animal is used, is an outgrowth of many current food trends, though it’s been around since the dawn of time. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Culinary Forecast, this interest may be seen in a number of trends, including today’s focus on local meats,
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
If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.
First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target
No Link Found Between Kidney Stones and Osteoporosis Risk
Postmenopausal women who have had kidney or bladder stones do not have a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a study published online July 14, 2015 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. However, the research revealed that women who previously
Scrambled, fried, or baked into pastries, Americans love their eggs. But what about all that cholesterol? One large egg has about 200 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol. Until this year, the Dietary Guidelines (DG) placed a 300 mg cap on daily cholesterol intake, but the new 2015 DG Advisory Committee Report