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3. Fueling Activity

Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,

Making the Move to Healthy Fats

You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. How do you sort this out when you’re in the grocery store, or it’s time for dinner?
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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

Amount and Type of Fat are Important

Americans should consume between 20 percent and 35 percent of their daily calories from dietary fat (44 to 78 grams, based on 2,000 calories/day). Further, they should try to increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids while limiting both saturated and trans fats, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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,

Research Roundup: Fruits, Veggies & Happiness; Type of Fat Influences Mortality

Fruits and Vegetables Increase Happiness
Increasing fruit and vegetable intake may make people happier, according to Australian researchers. Food diaries of more than 12,000 Australian adults were examined. Participants who changed from eating almost no fruit and vegetables to eight servings a day reported increased satisfaction, with levels increasing with each

The Best Dietary Fats for Health

Standing in the butter and margarine aisle of the supermarket, deciding which to purchase can get over-whelming. While this is just one of many choices you make about dietary fats on a typical grocery trip, you also make dietary fat decisions when you buy cooking oil and foods that contain

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