What can diabetics eat? That’s a natural question that people with diabetes may ask their doctors. With so many choices available to you, it’s only natural to wonder about which foods to avoid with diabetes. But a diabetes diet isn’t only about which, if any, types of foods are off
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Whatever the mechanisms that might underpin dehydration headaches, there is scientific evidence that can help reassure you that you aren’t imagining them. What causes dehydration headaches can be as simple as not having consumed sufficient fluids.
Likewise, dehydration headaches may happen because lack of fluids causes shrinkage in brain volume. This
Are you getting the minerals in your diet that you need to help reduce stroke risk? In a new look at data on more than 180,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, combined intake of magnesium, potassium and calcium was associated with lower stroke risk. Separately, participants with the highest
Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for
About 70 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors are particularly vulnerable—64 percent of men aged 65 and older have the condition, as do 78 percent of women in this age group. High blood pressure places you at greater risk for
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in this country, but you can take steps to protect yourself. The first one lies in your kitchen.
“There are many everyday foods that provide excellent heart-health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol levels, improving heart function, increasing blood flow, and reducing inflammation,”
A good night’s sleep is one of the best gifts you can give your health. And lack of proper slumber can be one of the greatest threats to your health. You may spend one-third of your life asleep, but to ensure the other two-thirds are healthy, you need to enhance
Nuts are on the “hot” list of healthy foods due to several studies that have linked them with a range of health benefits. One study found that eating nuts is associated with a lower risk of some cancers and type 2 diabetes, another study linked nut consumption with a longer
Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and may have other benefits, such as reducing triglycerides in the blood. This type of fat is so healthful that nutrition experts recommend eating at least two servings (about 8 ounces) of omega-3-rich seafood, such as salmon, every week. But research from the U.S.