Almonds are one of my favorite snacks, but they’ve gotten a bad rap as a high-fat food over the years. The truth is that you can forget their high fat and calorie content, the data on nuts are now indisputable. If you’re still asking, “Are nuts good for you?” you
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Eat a “Rainbow” for Maximum Nutrition
Much of what we said in the previous chapter about vegetables also applies to fruits, including the importance of eating a “rainbow” to get a variety of beneficial phytonutrients. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, women over age 50 should get one and a half
That extra cup of coffee is not only safe for most people, but might actually reduce your risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and several other causes. Continuing the recent buzz of good news for coffee lovers, Harvard researchers reported in the journal Circulation an association between drinking three
You already know to avoid added sugars, but now the evidence is mounting that another type of carbohydrate may also be implicated in weight gain and diabetes risk—starch. That’s tricky, because identifying high-starch foods requires doing a little arithmetic on the Nutrition Facts label (see box). But the health rewards
Women who experience migraines, take note: Migraines were found to be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society in July 2014. These findings are based on
Exercise and avoidance of “diets” linked with body satisfaction in older women
According to a survey of 1,700 women over the age of 50, 12 percent said they are satisfied with their body. These women were more likely to have been slender over the years than the women who didn’t like
Some people claim carbs are fattening while others say they trigger cravings. But lumping all carbs together, such as doughnuts and oatmeal, is not helpful. Although most people are aware that carbs are in bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, sweets, and soda, they may overlook them in legumes, fruits, vegetables, and
Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, specifically, polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), the kind found in walnuts, corn oil, sunflower oil, and fatty fish, and/or whole grains, may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Researchers evaluated data from 4,628 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 42,908
We often take our sight for granted until it starts to fade. More than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—the top cause of severe vision loss and blindness in adults over age 60 in this country—affects as many as 1 in 3.
Chocolate May Fight Type 2 Diabetes
Recent findings suggest chocolate may play a role in insulin resistance. In a study that included 18,235 men over the age of 66 years, researchers compared men who ate no chocolate to those who ate 1-3 (1-ounce) servings per month, 1 serving per week, and