“Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.” You’ve likely been hearing that mantra forever, and it’s worthy advice for staying hydrated. But is “eight glasses per day” a science-based recommendation—or one of those old axioms repeated so often that it’s become known as fact? The truth is, there are
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Some in the media have touted apple cider vinegar as a miracle cure-all. Wishful thinking, sadly. Miracle cure-alls are few and far between. Having said that, there is some research that supports apple cider vinegar’s use in certain conditions. So let’s delve into the science—limited though it may be—of this
Now that you understand the dietary strategies that support cardiovascular and cognitive health, you can put these principles to work with the help of our 10-Day Heart-Brain Diet menus and recipes.
Using the Menus
Use the sample menus in this chapter and the recipes that follow as a general guide for foods
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
Because fruits taste so good, some people think they can’t possibly be as good for you as vegetables. People with type 2 diabetes, in particular, often believe they should avoid fruit because of its high content of naturally occurring sugar. The American Diabetes Association, however, advises: “Fruits are loaded with
The variety and magnitude of green tea health benefits are stunning. Find out what makes green tea so amazing for health and learn how you can optimize green tea’s health benefits yourself.
Tea is hot—figuratively and (sometimes) literally. It’s the second-most consumed beverage in the world, following only water. In the United States, sales of tea reached $11.5 billion in 2015. Green tea is particularly trendy, and with good reason. The benefits of green tea have been well documented and reported in
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply adopt a healthier lifestyle, watching what you drink is a must. To help you, we’ve created a list of five beverages that experts will tell you are the worst drinks for your body:
1. Sodas & Diet Sodas
Sodas rank No. 1 among the
It isn’t just green tea that is good for your health; black tea benefits your heart by lowering triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure too.
Now that you understand the dietary strategies that support cardiovascular and cognitive health, you can put these principles to work.
Putting the Menu Into Practice
Use the sample menus in this chapter and the recipes in Chapter 6 as a general guide for foods to include in a heart- and brain-healthy eating