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7. Flavorful Additions: Fats, Herbs, Spices, Chocolate

All of the superfoods we’ve covered so far—fish, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits—are even tastier when they’re paired with healthy fats, herbs, and spices. There’s no need to cut out a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of ginger, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dusting of

5. Fruit Superfoods

Fruits have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries. While many common varieties of fruits may be familiar to you—Bosc pears, bing cherries, Red Delicious apples—there are thousands of varieties of fruits. Supermarkets are offering more varieties of produce every day, and community

1. An Introduction to Superfoods

As the world’s population ages and the costs of health care continue to grow, many people are searching for steps they can take to prevent disease—and eating a healthful diet is at the top of the “to-do” list. Research has shown beyond a doubt that certain foods have the power

Are Walnuts Good For You?

Are Walnuts Good For You?

Nuts have gotten a bad reputation, but is that for good reason? In general, nuts are actually an extremely healthy addition to your diet, and walnuts might be the healthiest of them all. So why are walnuts good for you, and how can they benefit your health?

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?”

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones—compounds the body can use to produce energy.

Olive Oil Benefits

Olive Oil Benefits

In folk medicine, olive oil benefits spread far and wide. People used olive oil as a digestive aid, laxative, hangover tonic, and even an aphrodisiac. But nowadays, this amber elixir is more celebrated as a key component of the Mediterranean eating pattern, highly rated for its impact on multiple areas

Get Active to Stave Off Memory Loss

Research continues to suggest that lifestyle measures are the best protective strategies we have when it comes to maintaining cognition as we age. Neurologist Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai, says physical activity may be particularly beneficial, possibly because it improves

Adult ADHD Diagnosis—and How Treatment Can Help

Adult ADHD Diagnosis—and How Treatment Can Help

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychological disorder marked by attentional issues, hyperactivity, and impulsivity behavior. It’s not confined to young people either; it can become a lifelong issue. So what’s the best way to pursue adult ADHD diagnosis and treatment?

First, a brief history of ADHD. In 1902, pediatrician

Healthy Diet, Healthy Brain

Plenty of diets are designed to help you lose weight, or reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. But there is also research that clearly indicates a connection between what you put on your plate and the health of your brain. In other words, a

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