Tag: sources of fiber

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

High cholesterol has received most of the attention from heart health experts for years. Recently, however, scientists have discovered that having high triglycerides is a much more significant indicator of cardiovascular disease than is total cholesterol. In fact, having high triglycerides can triple your risk of heart disease and stroke even if you

Longevity Dietary Pattern: Fruits, Vegetables, Fish

What foods should you eat to live longer, especially if you’re already 65 or older? Previous attempts to tackle that question have often been confounded by other lifestyle and even socio-economic factors that are difficult to untangle from the effects of diet. Now a new observational study of 8,937 men

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

Sweet vs. White Potatoes; Dangers of Mycotoxins

Q: Are sweet potatoes better for you than white potatoes?

A: Potatoes come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and offer an array of nutrients at an affordable price. Recent research in the journal PLoS One in May 2013 revealed that potatoes offered the most nutrition-al bang for the buck,

Weight-Loss 101: Choose Low-Calorie Foods That Are Rich in Nutrients

Weight-Loss 101: Choose Low-Calorie Foods That Are Rich in Nutrients

If you’re aiming to reduce the number of calories you consume in order to lose weight, you’ll want to include plenty of low-calorie foods, ones that are high in nutritional value—in your diet plan. Fortunately, almost all non-starchy vegetables and fruits are low-calorie foods, so you have a large selection

Fight Cancer with 5 Smart Food Choices

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Lifestyle choices are directly linked to one-third of all cancers: excess weight, low intake of fruits and vegetables, lack of physical activity, and tobacco and alcohol use.
“Reducing your intake of certain food groups while increasing your

Key Elements of a Heart-Healthy Diet

You’ve probably heard that a healthy diet is important for cardiac health—but exactly what is a heart-healthy diet?

“Most experts recommend the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a Mediterranean-style diet,” says Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE, a dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Both diets emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and

Fight Cancer with Fiber

Fitting fiber into your diet is a cancer-preventive strategy. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer—risk drops 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in fiber. Analysis combining 16 population studies also links higher fiber with lower breast cancer risk. Because fiber is a component of foods with nutrients and plant

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