What is diverticulitis? Definition-wise, it’s a condition that’s best explained by describing how it starts—and what it starts as. According to The Diverticulitis Foundation of America, half of Americans older than age 60 have diverticulosis, a condition where small pouches (about the size of large peas) called diverticula bulge outward
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Take a look in your pantry. Do you see whole-grain pasta? Does the label on your bread say “100% whole wheat”? (Are you sure? Don’t be fooled by terms like “multigrain.”) Is your breakfast cereal made with whole grains?
“We are very fortunate these days—for almost any type of baked product
Scale Back on Sugar
On average, added sugars (those not naturally found in foods) account for more than 13 percent of Americans’ daily calories—that’s almost 270 calories, or about 17 teaspoons of sugar, for someone consuming 2,000 calories a day. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise limiting added sugars to
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
If you’d like to eat healthier but feel confused or overwhelmed by all of the information you see on diets, there’s an easy way to get started: Follow one of the three healthy eating patterns that are spelled out in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).
“All three diets are
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It’s well known that high blood pressure opens the doors to risk of cardiovascular disease: The higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. But since 1993, when the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study was initiated, the DASH diet
Omega-3s decrease risk of heart disease.
Increasing your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, found in seafood and fish oil, flaxseed, vegetable oils, and some nuts, will decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to a recent study by Penn State nutritionists. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from seafood contain heart-healthy eicosapentaenoic
You’re probably familiar with “legumes,” which are casually referred to as beans, but you may not be acquainted with “pulses.” Pulses are a type of legume that is harvested solely for its seeds rather than eaten fresh as vegetables. Pulses include a variety of dried beans (such as garbanzo, kidney,
Within every whole-grain kernel, you’ll find a remarkable supply of important nutrients. Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems.
Carbs have been the target