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Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch box at school and discovering that Mom packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That classic combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches for

Stone Fruits: 8 Healthy Reasons to Keep Them Stocked

Stone Fruits: 8 Healthy Reasons to Keep Them Stocked

What do cherries, apricots and mangoes have in common? Beside being delicious and healthy, all three are members of the stone fruit family. Stone fruits are part of the Prunus genus, which shares a similar characteristic—a very large and hard seed, or “stone.” They’re generally abundant during the months of May through

8. Expand Your Protein Options

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

7. Smart Choices in the Dairy Case

Not so long ago—probably when you were growing up—everyone drank milk. Recent years, however, have seen a sharp decline in the popularity of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, rice, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same time, the popularity of yogurt,

The Power of Plant-Based Proteins

Eating more plant foods is associated with longevity and reduced risk for most chronic diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Plant foods (such as whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) are rich in health-promoting nutrients and compounds like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. But plants can

Osteoporosis Guidelines – Low Salt Diet or Not?

Osteoporosis Guidelines – Low Salt Diet or Not?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with low bone density or osteoporosis? If so, you’ve possibly been told by your doctor to follow a low-sodium diet. And, if you’ve tried to make your food choices by how much salt they contain…

3. Smart Eating Strategies for Life

As you’ve read the previous chapters, you might have found yourself thinking, “I’d like to eat a healthier diet that will help me age better, but I’m not sure I can afford it.” It’s a common misconception that eating a nutritious diet, especially one with lots of fruits and vegetables,

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