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Crazy for Kombucha!

The Folklore. The kombucha craze is on! Cravings for this tangy, gut-healthy brew are rising with the verve of its natural fizz. Kombucha, with its myriad flavors, is not only lining retail shelves on its own, this tea concoction is on trend blended into coffee, cocktails, juices, and even cupcake

Shopper’s Guide: “Instant Grains”

Grains can be confusing—we hear “eat more whole grains” and then “cut out grains.” But what should we actually be doing? Grains are loaded with nutrients including B vitamins and carbohydrates, your body’s main source of energy. In addition, whole grains such as oats and brown rice are good sources

7 Reasons to Try the Mediterranean Dietary Pattern

How would you like to spend some time at a café in Ibiza or lose yourself on a Greek island? To get to know Nice, visit Naples, or explore Morocco? While waiting for these dream vacations, you can start out by adopting the way people eat in that part of

Energy Density May Help Control Hunger and Manage Weight

All foods have a certain number of calories within a given amount or volume and this can be expressed as their Energy Density (ED). The ED of any food is based on its content of air, fiber, water, and fat.

Foods containing more air, fiber, or water such as vegetables, fruits,

Benefits of Berries on Brain Health

Benefits of Berries on Brain Health

It’s no surprise that fruits and vegetables play a dominant role in brain-healthy patterns of eating, just as they do in healthy diets for your body as a whole. But it may be that eating fruits and vegetables helps protect your brain beyond general health benefits. Specific types of produce

All Five Senses Are Important for Your Safety and Quality of Life

It’s well known that impaired vision and hearing loss are common among older adults. But deficits in your other senses—smell, taste, and touch—also may be hazardous to your health.

A closer look at each of the five senses provides more information about potential dangers, as well as strategies that can protect

Some Processed Foods Are Healthier Than Others

Dietary advice often includes the recommendation to avoid packaged, processed foods—but what does the word “processed” actually mean? And, are there different degrees of processing that make a food more or less healthy?

“The term ‘processed’ refers to changes made to a food item to bring about a result. For example,

Strength Training for Brain Health

Aerobic exercise may be the kind of workout most closely associated with brain health benefits. Think about the circulation boost you get from a brisk walk or game of tennis. But strength training with weights, machines, resistance bands or your own body weight (think push-ups) also may help improve cognition.

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Ask the Doctor: Taking New Medication; ADHD in Older Adults

Q: My doctor recently prescribed a new medication, which means I am now taking three medications every day. Can I still safely drive, even if I am taking them all?

A: Because you’ve been prescribed a new medication, it’s typically recommended that you do not drive when you first start using

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