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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

Prediabetes Diet: Advice That Can Keep You Healthy

Prediabetes Diet: Advice That Can Keep You Healthy

Prediabetes affects approximately 9 percent of Americans and its incidence is on the rise. Fortunately, lifestyle modifications such as exercise and a prediabetes diet can often help people manage prediabetes and prevent them from going on to develop diabetes.
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, your healthcare provider will likely

8. Helping Yourself

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s drug development, but that doesn’t mean you should sit back and wait until new drugs become available. Take proactive steps today to preserve your memory and prevent dementia. There is good evidence that just by making better choices each day, like eating right,

How to Lower Blood Sugar

How to Lower Blood Sugar

Medications are a must for some people with diabetes, but there are other measures you can take to manage your condition. One of the key parts of managing all types of diabetes and ensuring that treatments are effective is monitoring your blood glucose level.

Many things influence your blood glucose

New Discoveries Offer Promise for Reversing Memory Loss

Most people are concerned about preserving a sharp memory as they grow older, fearing that memory loss associated with the aging process and disease might rob them of the ability to function normally and remain independent. These worries may one day be a thing of the past, if promising processes

Avoid These 5 Factors Linked to Brain Aging

A vigorous scientific effort is underway to find ways to protect the brain from premature aging and slow the process of age-related cognitive decline that robs so many older individuals of their memories and mental acuity. Progress is being made, but despite decades of research, scientists do not entirely understand the

Keep Your Hunger Pangs at Bay with DIY Snack Packs

Single-serving packages of foods are perfect for throwing in a lunch bag or for when you need a grab-and go-snack.  The grocery store now offers plenty of pre-packaged snacks, but many are cookies, chips, and crackers lacking in nutrition and high in refined flour, added sugar, fat, and/or sodium. If

Manage Your Weight, Benefit Your Brain

Americans are bulking up around the waist, and that spells trouble for the brain. The average waist size in this country has increased from 37.6 inches in 1999 to 38.8 inches in 2012, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures. The agency estimates that 70

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