Tag: risks of heart disease

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

Newsbriefs: Red Meat; Magnesium; Nuts

Red Meat Consumption and Colorectal Cancer
Lifestyle factors like red meat consumption and smoking are associated with an increased risk of polyps, small growths in the colon that can develop into colorectal cancer. Further, a study that appeared Nov. 15, 2016 in the journal Gut revealed that eating red meat is

Newsbriefs: Lutein; Vegetarian and Vegan Diets; Afib Risk

Lutein May Help With Healthy Brain Aging
Consuming lutein—a pigment found in leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and egg yolks—has been linked to the preservation of “crystallized intelligence,” which is the ability to use the skills and knowledge you acquire over a lifetime, according to a study published in

Polyunsaturated Fat Levels Linked to Longevity

A new long-term study from Sweden bolsters the evidence that the type of fats you consume is more important for your health than the total amount of fats in your diet. (See the November Special Report, “Stop Worrying About Total Fat.”) Rather than relying on sometimes-inaccurate self-reported food intake, the

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

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

2. Focus on Your Eating Pattern

A New Way of Thinking About Diet
For the first time, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) emphasize the importance of choosing healthy dietary patterns—not just individual foods or specific vitamins and minerals—to prevent chronic disease.
“Over the course of any given day, week, or year, individuals consume foods and beverages

Minimizing Meat for Better Health

“Many people are used to meat being the focal point of their plate,” says Abigail Arday, RD, CDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. “However, a lot of research suggests we should limit our meat consumption to lower our risks of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease,

6. Beverages

Beverages are often overlooked when discussing dietary patterns, but, just like food, they can have a significant impact on your health. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar,

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,

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