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6. Meet the Macronutrients

Much of the debate in recent years about how best to feed your heart and brain has focused on “macronutrients”—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the nutrients your body needs in the largest amounts to function properly. The macronutrients provide your body with energy in the form of calories. (Micronutrients,

Lower Your Risk of Dementia with a Healthy Diet

Dementia is a disease characterized by a progressive decline in cognition (brain functions including memory, decision-making, reasoning, and attention) that interferes with a person’s ability to conduct everyday activities. There are several forms of dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease.

Your risk for dementia can be reduced by keeping

10. Beverages with Benefits

Foods aren’t the only way to get important nutrients as you age—certain beverages also can contribute beneficial nutrients. You can think of these beverages as a form of “liquid plants,” since they are derived from plants and retain many of their sources’ healthy nutrients, especially the phytonutrients. The most convincing

Ask the Doctor: Fish Oil Supplements; Getting Enough Calcium

Q: I don’t eat fish. Should I be taking a fish oil supplement?

A: Fish is rich in omega-3s—polyunsaturated (or “good”) fats. If you don’t eat fish, then it’s important to get your omega-3s elsewhere.

The three omega-3s are: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). DHA and EPA

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,

What Are Superfoods?

What Are Superfoods?

You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they’re foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

A quick word

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Here’s a development that we should all take to heart: In late 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 milliliters of mercury (from 140/90). This means millions more people will have high blood pressure, increasing their risk for heart disease

Omega-3 Supplements Fail to Prevent Heart Attacks

Two forms of omega-3 fatty acids, known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are found primarily in fish and other seafood. In some clinical studies, regular consumption of fish and seafood has been associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease. Other studies, however, showed an

Supplements for Inflammation: Guide for Natural Pain Management

Supplements for Inflammation: Guide for Natural Pain Management

Whether you’re suffering from tendonitis or bronchitis, inflammation can make you feel awful. You pop an NSAID (like ibuprofen or aspirin), but it doesn’t seem to touch your pain. Plus, now you’re suffering from its side-effects—nausea, vomiting, constipation and headaches. If only there was something you could do (or take)

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