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Plant-Based Protein Can Lower Your Disease Risk: 8 Choices to Keep in Stock

Plant-Based Protein Can Lower Your Disease Risk: 8 Choices to Keep in Stock

Adopting a plant-based diet, studies suggest, can lower your risk of chronic disease and extend your life. That’s why health experts are recommending the addition of a few meatless meals—ones that contain plant-based protein—to your weekly meal plans.

Plant foods are known to contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy

6. How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Go?

When it comes to the health of your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body, the numbers 130/80 are of particular significance. If your blood pressure is above this mark, you have hypertension, according to 2017 guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of

4. Fluids

Your body is mostly water. Water is essential to life: It transports nutrients, lubricates your joints, keeps body tissues moist, helps digest food, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains normal blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps keep your body temperature

6. Hydration

The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Water transports nutrients, lubricates joints, and body tissues, facilitates digestion, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps maintain normal body temperature through sweating, and prevents the body

Signs of Aging—or Diabetes?

Many people with diabetes do not even know they have it, according to The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Approximately 29 million Americans have the disease and almost 28 percent are undiagnosed, with the biggest group being those age 65 and older.

“Older

4. Hydration

Why You Need Water
Without water, you can live only a few days. No other nutrient is as essential to the body. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water plays critical roles in your body, such as transporting nutrients, lubricating joints and body tissues, facilitating

Q&A: Kidney Disease Diets; Curry; Mackerel Recipes; Red Grape Juice

Q. Can you advise me about a diet for the management of chronic kidney disease?
A. Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, Friedman School professor and director of the Nutrition Communication Program, responds: “A useful answer to your question would require considerably more information about your specific condition and that goes beyond the

Of Pain and Purines: Lower Your Uric Acid to Ward Off Gout Flare-Ups

Of Pain and Purines: Lower Your Uric Acid to Ward Off Gout Flare-Ups

Purines. Everybody has them, and nearly everyone consumes them. Purines are natural substances found in your body’s tissues and in a wide array of foods. Moreover, they’re the precursors to uric acid, which forms when your body metabolizes purines.
Just as a heart attack may result from high cholesterol and other

Q&A: Cognitive Decline; Flu Season

Q. How can I help protect my brain against cognitive decline?
A. There are many ways you can help prevent brain aging and cognitive decline. We are only now learning from recent research that cognitive decline may in fact be a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices that can be avoided.  Some

Q&A: Gout Attack; Prehypertension; Medication; Stroke Risk

Q. I just had my first gout attack, which was extremely painful. How can I prevent another attack? Should I follow any particular diet?
A. Many people don’t realize that gout is a form of arthritis. An attack of gout causes severe pain, redness, tenderness, warmth, and inflammation, and usually manifests

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