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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Are Becoming More Mainstream

If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to

Healthy Snacks: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Hunger at Bay

Healthy Snacks: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Hunger at Bay

When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal while also helping you to fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs.

However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail an other­wise healthy diet.
Snacking

Focus on Food Groups: The Benefits of Balancing Your Plate

Focus on Food Groups: The Benefits of Balancing Your Plate

Do you find it challenging to maintain a balanced eating plan? It may help to think of nutritional balance not just in terms of the meal in front of you, but of your eating pattern over the course of a day, a week, a month, a year. In the short

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-protein diets have been a popular weight-loss trend for a while now. Plenty of people have boosted their protein intake, lowered their carbohydrate consumption, and watched the pounds disappear.
But is a high-protein diet right for those who are older and who have heart disease or related risk factors? Experts

Know Your Fats: Balancing the Omega 3-6-9 Ratio

Know Your Fats: Balancing the Omega 3-6-9 Ratio

A correct omega ratio of fats in your diet is absolutely critical to good health. But, which omega fatty acids are healthiest – 3’s, 6’s or 9’s? And, how can you be sure you’re getting the best omega ratio from supplements or your diet?

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

Learning how to lower triglycerides is important if you have high triglycerides. A number of ways are available to do that, but you almost always should begin by using three of the most-researched natural therapies.

High cholesterol has received most of the attention from heart health experts for years. Recently, however, scientists have

Planning Is Paramount for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Planning Is Paramount for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Timing and planning may mean everything when it comes to following a heart-healthy diet.
That’s the message of a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. The more thoughtful you are not only about what you eat but when and how often, the AHA advises, can help you follow a

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affects Both Mood and Cognition

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affects Both Mood and Cognition

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of

The Benefits of Balancing Your Plate

Do you find it challenging to maintain a balanced eating plan? It may help to think of nutritional balance not just in terms of the meal in front of you, but of your eating pattern over the course of a day, a week, a month, a year. In the short

Are Nuts Good for You… or an Unhealthy Indulgence?

Are Nuts Good for You… or an Unhealthy Indulgence?

Almonds are one of my favorite snacks, but they’ve gotten a bad rap as a high-fat food over the years. The truth is that you can forget their high fat and calorie content, the data on nuts are now indisputable. If you’re still asking, “Are nuts good for you?” you

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