Americans consume 17 teaspoons of added sugars a day on average (more than one-third cup). That’s not to say we scoop that much into our coffee or tea. Sugar, in one form or another, is added to a huge variety of processed foods, from sweet drinks to cakes, cookies, candy,
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Omega-3s in Seafood May Reduce Chronic Disease Risk
Higher levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood is associated with a lower risk of several chronic diseases, according to research published online Oct. 17 in BMJ. This finding is based on data from 2,622 U.S. adults (mean age 74.4) enrolled
Nutrition experts stress the importance of overall “diet quality” as opposed to demonizing and avoiding particular foods or even entire food groups. “Quality” means that what you eat provides the energy and essential nutrients you need for an active, healthy life. All sources of protein, for example, are not created
Being Sedentary Is Like a Disease
It’s well established that exercise is important for good health, but a study published in JAMA Network Open in October reported that there is no upper limit for benefits. After administering a treadmill test to 122,007 people and later recording their mortality rates over a
According to the CDC, over 70 percent of adults over 20 are either overweight or obese. Percentage of body fat typically increases dramatically with age. By age 75, it can be double what it was during young adulthood. Extra weight can increase the risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes,
We can’t stop the aging process, but healthy lifestyle choices can prolong our lives and reduce the impact aging has on our ability to do the things we want to do. Exercising and eating well are our bridge to maintaining independence throughout our lives, and the latest research confirms that
There’s a popular book called “The Blue Zones” (National Geographic Society, 2012) that examines the diets of people around the world who live the longest. It’s an excellent dive into the role of food and nutrition for longevity and disease prevention and it provides even more evidence on the importance
Inositol is a vitamin B-like compound and research finds one of several inositol benefits to be beating depression, anxiety, and the physical symptoms associated with severe PMS or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
So far, we’ve focused mostly on the big picture—dietary patterns that benefit your heart and brain, as well as foods that are the core components of these patterns. But, it’s also useful to know a little about specific nutrients—particularly those that many Americans may be lacking.
In general, according to
Your digestive system works hard 24/7 to ensure your body and mind receives the nutrients it needs to function at its absolute best at all times. It’s a tough job, and various parts need to work together as a team to ensure everything is done right. So, it is understandable