Tag: nutrient density

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

“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

Secrets of Uncle Sam’s Nutrition Prescription

Every five years, your Uncle Sam rounds up the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and serves up advice about what to eat and drink for better health. The resulting Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)—whose eighth edition was released in January—provides basic guidance to the American public about healthy eating patterns

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

The Facts on Canola Oil and Chorella

Q: I’ve heard that canola oil is bad for you. Is there any truth to this idea?

A: Rumors about canola oil’s potential health risks—often related to its origins—have been circulating for decades. Canola oil comes from the specially bred seeds of the Canadian rapeseed plant. Unlike the original rapeseed plant,

How to Eat Healthy: 3 Comprehensive Diet Plans

How to Eat Healthy: 3 Comprehensive Diet Plans

It’s one thing to know which foods are healthy—and another thing to create a diet plan that incorporates those foods. Fortunately, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides detailed information on three different diet plans: the “Healthy U.S.-Style,” “Healthy Mediterranean-Style,” and “Healthy Vegetarian” eating patterns.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Quintessential Diet Kiwi

The folklore. Drab, rough and rather homely looking, kiwifruit is proof that true beauty is on the inside. Kiwi’s vibrant green flesh with a dash of tropical flair has been coveted since it was discovered in its native China. Soon known as the Chinese gooseberry, New Zealand growers exported it

Grape Expectations

The folklore. The storied history of grapes runs deeper than the roots of the twisted vines themselves. Called the “fruit of the vine” in the bible, grapes are believed by some to be the fruit eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden. Grapes also appear in hieroglyphics in Egyptian

Make Your Diet More Nutrient-Dense

When you turn over a packaged product in the grocery store to read the nutritional breakdown, it’s tempting to look at the calories first—we’ve been bombarded for years with messages that calories count most when it comes to the battle of the bulge. Yet, nutrition experts are increasingly using the

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