Tag: serum cholesterol

7. Rethinking Protein Needs

You Might Need More
Most Americans get plenty of protein, despite the marketing hype suggesting otherwise, but an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may need even more. Evidence also is mounting that the timing of older adults’ protein consumption may be important; the traditional, protein-heavy dinner might need to give

3. Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein

Basic Nutrients
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually

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”

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

Here’s to Tomatoes!

The folklore. Brilliant red tomatoes tug heavily at their vines, ripe and plump with the flavor and fragrance of summer. This highly anticipated seasonal favorite is native to South America. Tomatoes were first cultivated in Mexico by the Aztecs, who named it tomatl, which means “the swelling fruit.” The delicious

Be More Optimistic About Your Cardiovascular Health

“The body and mind work together in a continuous cycle,” says Gary Small, MD, director of the UCLA Longevity Center and co-author of 2 Weeks to a Younger Brain. “If you are happier, your heart is healthier, and when your heart is strong, your mindset will benefit.”

A 2015 study in

Ask the Doctor: Milk Alternatives; Night Blindness; Antidepressants

Q. What are the differences between soy, coconut, and almond milk? Is one better for me than the others?

A. Each dairy alternative has its own strengths and weaknesses, so base your choice on your specific nutritional needs and personal taste. For example, when seeking lactose- and/or

An Egg a Day… May be OK

Eating an egg a day does not increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, even in people who are genetically predisposed to greater effects of dietary cholesterol on their serum cholesterol levels, confirms a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. In the last couple of years, findings from several studies

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