Tag: nutrition and health

For a Healthy Diet, Don’t Fear Fat

With all the low-fat, no-fat, and fat-free products out there, it seems there is a lot of “fat fear” going on. But avoiding fat is not the best thing when it comes to good nutrition and health.

“As you age, fat plays an important role in your diet, from regulating your

5. Make Half Your Grains Whole

Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term

Food: The Biggest Issue Not on the Table in 2016 Elections

Amid the hoopla and distractions of the 2016 elections, real issues have been raised and discussed. Questions have been posed, and answers proffered, on wide-ranging topics including jobs, Syria, tax policy, immigration, healthcare, education, the courts, banking, our relations with China, Russia and Europe, and many more. While the replies

How Healthy Is Your Food Budget?

A new USDA report concludes that following the dietary guidelines need not cost consumers more, but many Americans would need to re-allocate their food budgets. The analysis identified six changes that could improve consumers’ diet quality—none costing more and most actually saving money.
“Healthy food is not necessarily expensive,” says Parke

7. Living Brain-Healthy

The Benefits of Activity
We’ve seen how smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline. But the truth is that the most important lifestyle changes you make for your brain happen between meals: To maximize your chances of maintaining peak brain power as you age, increase your level

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Your body requires protein to build, maintain, and repair muscles, bones, skin, nails, and hair. Protein is also an essential element in various compounds, including enzymes, hormones, antibodies and neurotransmitters, that your body needs to function properly. If you don’t consume enough protein, you may experience loss of muscle mass,

EN’s Guide to Reading Food Labels

We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can we judge a food by its label? Nutrition and health experts hope so, and with 20 years now under its belt, research on the iconic Nutrition Facts label reveals that it can be both helpful and confusing.

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Feed Your Amazing Gut Bacteria

One of the hot topics at the Annual Nutrition and Health Conference held in Dallas in May 2014 was about something so small, yet so powerful: gut microbes. These micoorganisms form a population in your intestines called the gut microbiota. Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, professor at Stanford School of Medicine and

Pair Beans and Grains for Good Health

Beans and grains have sustained cultures around the world for centuries. The pairing of the two began out of necessity, due to shortages of animal protein and abundant plant foods during the earliest days of agriculture, but has long since become a sustained marriage that has shaped culinary tradition, from

Sorting Through Nutrition Hype

Catchy news headlines about nutrition studies and flashy diet book titles grab consumer attention and increase sales, but if you don’t dig deeper and read the fine print, you could be misled, says David Katz, MD, MPH, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center in Derby, Connecticut. When writers

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