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Reduce Bloating with These Foods

Bloating is a common discomfort that affects everyone. It is primarily caused by the foods we eat, but it also can be exacerbated by what we don’t get enough of in our diets, such as fiber or fluids.

However, there are dietary strategies that can help reduce or prevent bloating.

“Most important

Is Hummus Healthy?

Is Hummus Healthy?

If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisine, you’re probably already familiar with the creamy deliciousness that is hummus. And even if you aren’t familiar with those cuisines, you’ve probably seen it served at parties or in restaurants and were somewhat curious about how it tastes and what

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

As the old adage goes, you are what you eat, and when it comes to hypertension, your diet is a major driver of your blood pressure. If salty foods have a familiar place on your dinner plate, chances are you’ll see your blood pressure numbers rise. Conversely, a low-sodium diet

7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon—perhaps the best one!

6. Sugar and Salt

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

4. Foods to Limit

You might already think of nutrition advice as mostly a lot of “don’ts.” Yes, it sometimes may seem that newspapers, magazines, television shows, and websites are full of dire warnings about what not to eat. As we saw in the previous chapter, however, scien-tific evidence supports plenty of healthful choices

2. Dietary Patterns for Healthy Aging

By now, you may be thinking: Okay, so eating right can help protect my health, but I’ve been eating this way my whole life. Is it really going to make a difference if I make changes now? Results of one study suggest that the answer is a definite “yes.”
In the

Entrée Salads On the Go

Salads are usually thought of as the healthy choice when eating out. For a long time, the options at quick service restaurants were limited to not much more than a garden side salad, a Caesar salad, or perhaps a Chef’s salad. Fortunately, in recent years restaurants have become more creative

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

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