While sugar is one of life’s little pleasures and a touch of salt can bring out the flavor in food, consuming too much added sugar and salt (sodium) are both linked to a number of serious health problems. Reducing your intake of added sugars and salt, frequently found in processed
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What do you know about protein? You probably know that your muscles are made of protein, and you might know (or have noticed) that getting enough protein with meals helps you stay satisfied longer. But protein is so much more than that. Your bones, skin, hair, fingernails, and other body
Many of us are walking around with chronic inflammation, and the reaction can be extreme, presenting as arthritis (inflammation of joints), colitis (inflammation of the colon), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), or other inflammatory diseases. But inflammation can be chronic, low-grade, and the cause of vague symptoms like fatigue, runny
Despite what you might hear from food companies, most Americans get plenty of protein. The picture may be somewhat different for older individuals, however. An emerging scientific consensus says some older adults could benefit from increasing their protein intake beyond the current dietary recommendations. Evidence also is mounting that the
Although certain individual foods have frequently been associated with brain health, as we’ll see in the next chapter, protecting your brain isn’t as simple as eating a few extra blueberries or sipping an occasional cup of green tea. The health of your brain—like your overall health—instead requires a healthy dietary
Older Adults May Need More
If you’ve dismissed the drumbeat of marketing products packed with protein as mostly hype, you’re a smart consumer: Most Americans get plenty of protein already. However, an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may gain benefits from increasing their protein intake beyond the current dietary recommendations.
There are over 10,000 different kinds of proteins in your body. They make up your muscle, bone, skin, and other body tissue, are part of the wall of every cell, and form many enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and even the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. Although they have very
What you eat won’t cause osteo-arthritis (OA, the most common form of arthritis) or cure it, but your diet may have an effect on its symptoms. Eating certain foods may increase inflammation in joints, while eating other foods may reduce inflammation.
“We have learned that dietary changes may improve arthritis symptoms
What do wrinkles and increased risk of chronic disease have in common? They’re both things that many people assume are an inevitable part of aging, and they are both caused—in part—by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). In the book “Dr. Vlassara’s AGE-Less Diet,” co-author Helen Vlassara, MD, one of the
Americans are eating more berries, and that’s a good idea. Besides being packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, berries are rich in flavonoids like anthocyanins and flavanols. “Berries are colorful because of bioactive compounds like these,” says Navindra P. Seeram, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and