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Select the Best Nuts and Seed Butters

Nut and seed butters naturally contain healthful, unsaturated fats that can help reduce the risk of several health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Nuts, seeds, and legumes, such as peanuts and soybeans, are also good sources of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. However, some products also contain partially

From the Editor: Know Your Numbers…

One of our cover stories this month emphasizes how important it is to get evaluated and treated as soon as possible if you think you may be suffering a heart attack or stroke. It’s equally important to address the risk factors that make you vulnerable to these potentially fatal events.

The Healthiest Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen

Stocking your fridge and pantry can make meal preparation healthier and easier, but many packaged products aren’t worth the shelf space from a nutrition standpoint. Canned goods in particular may make for easy meal planning, but they tend to be full of sodium and other unhealthy ingredients. Registered dietitian Susan

For a Healthy Diet, Don’t Fear Fat

With all the low-fat, no-fat, and fat-free products out there, it seems there is a lot of “fat fear” going on. But avoiding fat is not the best thing when it comes to good nutrition and health.

“As you age, fat plays an important role in your diet, from regulating your

The Scoop on Coffee Creamers

If you’re counting calories and watching your saturated and trans fat intake, a cup of black coffee is an excellent beverage choice. However, if you prefer coffee with cream, you have a wide range of options these days. Making coffee creamier used to mean adding a splash of milk or

Mastering Appetite Control

It’s all too common for people to go on weight loss diets but give up because their appetite is surging. Sadly, many people regain much of the weight they’ve worked so hard to lose. It may not be due to weak willpower, though. Rather, your body may be producing powerful

Beat Your Heart Disease Genes

Think you’re destined to get cardiovascular disease since it runs in your family? Take heart. A recent New England Journal of Medicine study suggests a healthy lifestyle may cut risk of heart disease events by about half. Events included heart attack, heart bypass surgery (restoring blood flow to heart muscle)

Appendix: Glossary

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): An essential fatty acid that, along with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), belongs to a group of fats called omega-3 fatty acids. ALA is found in some plant foods and oils, such as flaxseed, canola, soy, walnuts, and oils extracted from these foods. (See: Omega-3

8. Understanding Fats

Complex Chemistry
Making smart choices about fats and oils is not as simple as proponents of this product or that fad diet would have you believe. Common vegetable oils, as well as animal fats, such as butter, lard, and the fats in meat and dairy, contain a mix of different types

2. Easy Ways To Get The Nutrition You Need

Eat Better, Save Money
A common misconception about trying to eat food that is more nutritious is that improving your diet has to cost more. “Healthy food is not necessarily expensive,” says Parke Wilde, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School who previously worked for the USDA’s Economic Research Service.

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