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
Oops! You did it again. You got so caught up in the outdoor fun you were having that you forgot to apply sunblock. Now you have the tell-tale signs of a sunburn—hot, painful, itchy skin. Not sure how to soothe it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (like you should
Wrinkles are the most dreaded sign of aging skin, but they are not inevitable. The skin damage that leads to their development is caused by two factors: UV radiation from the sun, and diminished cellular production of the proteins collagen and elastin.
The sun emits many different frequencies of radiation that
Few foods are as delectable as chocolate, and research suggests that this delicious treat is also good for you. Dark chocolate in particular may help protect your cardiovascular system by raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decreasing LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, as well as by lowering blood pressure. Some of these
Eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate benefits health in many ways. In fact, chocolate is now considered an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory “superfood” for the brain and body.
Studies examining the health benefits of chocolate continue to reveal new and exciting chocolate benefits, particularly in the realms of cognitive function, mood, and heart/
The world’s love affair with chocolate has only grown over the years. We love it drizzled on ice cream, mixed with warm milk for a delicious beverage, or combined with nuts and caramel for a tempting treat. Chocolate remains one of our favorite indulgences; Americans eat around $18.27 billion worth
At one time, low-fat diets were believed to be healthy. Now, findings from hundreds of studies have revealed that it’s not the amount of fat; it’s the type of fat that’s most important.
You need an adequate amount of fat—about 45 to 75 grams per day on average—in your diet to help you absorb nutrients, increase your
While the most important nutritional protection you can give your brain involves eating an overall healthy dietary pattern, it’s also true that certain specific foods and food groups seem to be especially important for brain health (see Box 4-1, “Brain Food”). Fortunately, these brain-healthy choices are also good for your
When we think of healthy comfort food, we often think of warm roasts, stews, and other satisfying dishes—the types of foods that typically fill our tables as part of our Thanksgiving feasts. And what ingredients do many of these dishes share? Root vegetables, which happen to be jam-packed with healthy
There is plenty of room in your healthy eating plan for foods that are truly pleasing to your palate. Fish, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are even tastier with flavorful additions of healthy fats, herbs, and spices. Your dietary plan can even include dark chocolate. There’s no