Tag: whole grain cereal

Energy-Boosting Foods: A Meal-by-Meal Approach

Energy-Boosting Foods: A Meal-by-Meal Approach

Never mind gimmicky energy drinks and protein concoctions claiming to infuse your body with bursts of energy. Instead, make sure your pantry and refrigerator are filled with the right kinds of foods—foods that give energy naturally.

In considering energy-boosting foods, start with smart carbohydrates. Carbs have been given

5. Make Half Your Grains Whole

Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term

Q&A: Oatmeal; Agave; Iodine; Avocados

Q. Because I’ve read about health benefits from green tea and coffee, I’ve taken to adding a teaspoonful of ground coffee beans and the contents of a green tea bag to my oatmeal. Is that equivalent to, or maybe even better than, drinking a cup of coffee and a cup

5. Grains

Shift to Whole Grains
For better nutrition and reduced risk of chronic disease, shift your eating pattern to replace refined grains with whole grains. Adults who eat around 1,600 calories a day should get around five servings of grains daily, while adults targeting 2,200 calories a day may need around seven

5 Natural Ways to Fight Constipation

Americans spend nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars a year trying to deal with constipation. It’s a side effect of certain drugs, a complication of some medical conditions, and a common complaint of aging, but constipation can also be caused by dehydration, a low-fiber diet and/or a sedentary lifestyle. Here’s

Try Nuts for a Healthy Weight

For years, nuts—dense in calories and fat—were considered off limits for people looking to shed a few pounds. However, in the last two decades research has uncovered numerous health benefits of tree nuts, including almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, and cashews, for heart health and brain protection. Now those bene-fits

Newsbriefs: Home-Cooked Meals; Whole Grains; Plant-Based Diet

Home-Cooked Meals Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk
Eating out frequently is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than preparing and eating meals at home, found a study published July 5, 2016 in PLOS Medicine. The researchers analyzed data collected from more than 99,000 women and men over

Newsbriefs: Whole Grains; Whey; Potassium

Whole grains may boost statin benefits
Statins are very effective at lowering levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and consuming a diet high in whole grains also has been shown to benefit cholesterol levels. Researchers whose findings were published in the October 2014 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition assessed

’Tis the Season

For many of us, the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to come together to celebrate and share the joys of family and friendship with the people who mean the most to us. We cherish and enjoy these times—but the flipside of eating, drinking, and making merry is the stress we

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