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Swap Whole Grains for Refined and Reap Greater Health Benefits

Whole grains (WG), comprising wheat, oats, rice, barley, and quinoa, among others, are a major food group recommended by international dietary guidelines because of grains’ association with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
More Evidence That WG Are Good for You. New evidence from a study at Tufts

3 Top Nutritional Deficiencies as Fatigue Causes

3 Top Nutritional Deficiencies as Fatigue Causes

It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are fatigue causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Many health care

A Healthy Brain Requires B Vitamins

Folate, B12 and B6 (pyridoxine) are the nutrients that receive the most attention for improving brain health, due to their well-studied role in reducing homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that, in high levels, is linked to brain shrinkage, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline and coronary artery disease.
However, the remaining B

3. Dementia

MCI to Dementia
Progressing from MCI to dementia means the difference between forgetting names, dates, or what you intended to buy at the supermarket, and having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia can alter many aspects of who you are, including your memory, personality

Blood Thinners and Your Brain

An estimated six million Americans take blood-thinning medications (antithrombotics) on an outpatient basis each year to prevent the formation in arteries and veins of blood clots that, among other effects, can cause serious brain injury or death.

Yet although these drugs are among the most effective therapies available for preventing heart

The Blood/Brain Barrier: A Key Factor in Brain Health

The brain has its own protective shield—the blood/brain barrier or BBB. The BBB is a semi-permeable web composed of a stratum of densely-packed brain cells joined with a thin layer of cells lining the tiny capillaries on the surface of the brain. The BBB is highly effective, but it can

Foods That Boost Mind and Memory

Memory decline is a constant worry as you age, but there is some good news to ease your concern. Recent research has found that many simple, everyday foods can have a powerful effect on the memory faculties of older adults.

“Your diet often can be the greatest influence on your ability

Legumes Are Powerhouses of Nutrition

Legumes, an umbrella term for beans, peas, and lentils, are not just for vegetarians anymore. A great deal of research has shown that reducing consumption of animal foods and consuming more plant foods is a healthy dietary move. Since legumes contain more protein per serving than most other plant foods,

Add Ancient Grains to Your Diet to Boost Fiber, Vitamins, and Minerals

Looking to the past for inspiration, people are turning to “ancient grains” to modernize their cooking.
“Ancient grains include grains, cereals, and seeds that have been grown, largely unmodified, for thousands of years. They provide many essential nutrients, including protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals,” says Tanya Freirich, MS, RD, CDN,

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