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Q&A: Weight Loss; Cranberry Supplements; Radiation

Q. A friend thinks focusing on diet is enough to lose weight, but I say you need to combine diet and exercise—which of us is right?
A. Portion-control can help you lose weight by reducing your calorie intake, and exercise does so by helping you burn off calories. But both approaches

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

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.

1. Eating Wisely As You Age

How Diet Makes a Difference
We all know that eating a healthy diet is important for growing children, and the obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases dramatically demonstrate the need to eat right from young adulthood into middle age. But does what you eat

1. Building the Active Body

Aging Strong and Gracefully
If you’re concerned about how old you look or how old you feel, you might be tempted to search for the fountain of youth in anti-aging supplements, face creams, or spa treatments. In truth, two of the most effective—and inexpensive—things you can do to hold on to

New Reasons to Eat More Whole Grains and Fiber

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

Q&A: Arsenic in Rice; Omega-6 vs. Omega-3; Aluminum

Q. Is the amount of arsenic in commonly sold rice in the US harmful to health? Would I be wise to stop eating rice entirely or limit the amount I eat? Is there more arsenic in white vs. brown rice?
A. Quentin Johnson, a consultant to Tufts’ Friedman School, answers: “Arsenic

6 Winning Super Bowl Snack Ideas

Claimed to be the second largest eating extravaganza next to Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is infamous for indulgent fare such as pizza, fried hot wings, chips, rich dips, sugary sodas and beer. As with any food-centric celebration, it’s wise to have a game plan of what you’ll eat, especially if

New Evidence for the Benefits of Whole Grains

Nutrition experts—including those advising this newsletter—have been preaching for years about the benefits of replacing refined grains in your diet with whole grains. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans echoed this advice, recommending limiting intake of refined grains and products made with refined grains and starches. People consuming a healthy

Make Your Leftovers Healthier the Second Time Around

A 2014 USDA report found that 31%—133 billion pounds—of the nation’s available food supply went uneaten, with two-thirds of food waste at the consumer level. If the holidays make you think that a big portion of that uneaten food is lurking among the containers of leftovers in your refrigerator, maybe

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