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4. Choose Richly Colored Fruits

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

Take Steps to Walk Away from Diabetes

Take Steps to Walk Away from Diabetes

Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) trial. The study’s participants exercised 30 minutes a day on at least five days

7 Alarming MSG Side Effects

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used pervasively in Chinese foods, fast foods, frozen meals, canned soups, and potato chips. Breaking the addiction to low quality foods can help to prevent devastating MSG side effects that include obesity, diabetes, liver damage, and more.

5. Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is by far the more common type of sleep apnea. In OSA, breathing is interrupted when the upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth during sleep (see Box 5-1, “The Anatomy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”). The

The Pros of More Protein

Protein may be associated with body-builders, but seniors need sufficient amounts in their diet, too. Protein helps to slow declining muscle mass, regulate blood-sugar levels, speed up wound healing, and strengthen the immune system.

“Protein also is a building block for most body structures, such as skin, organs, and bones,” says

Ask the Doctor: Coffee or Tea; Improving Vision; Common Cold

Q. Which is healthier—coffee or tea?

A. Providing you do not drink too much or lace either beverage with loads of sugar or high-fat cream, choosing between the two is more a matter of personal taste since studies suggest both offer health benefits. For example, both coffee and tea (especially green

Control the Hormones that Impact Weight

Sometimes it may seem like your body fights you every step of the way when you try to lose weight. This may be partially due to the hormones present in body fat, which acts as an endocrine organ. Research shows that body fat secretes hormones and receives hormonal signals from

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40% of US adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.1 Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications, including

How to Improve Memory? Shed the Belly Fat

If you’re wondering how to improve your memory as you age, you might want to start by whittling away at that middle-aged pot belly. Research shows visceral fat – the accumulation of fat that concentrates in the abdomen…

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