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2. Dietary Patterns

No single food, meal, or even day of eating makes or breaks our path to better nutrition and health. What matters most is what and how much you eat over time. In other words, your overall “dietary pattern.” Your dietary pattern reflects the quantity, proportion, variety of different foods and

3. Shape Up your Plate

No matter what your current eating habits are, and no matter what health issues you may have, even small steps that move you toward a more nutritious diet can have a positive impact on your health now and in the years to come.
Decades of research have determined that the

5. Can You Reduce Your Risk for Dementia?

There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as more is learned about factors that increase risk as well as factors that decrease risk, many experts in the field believe that one key to tackling Alzheimer’s may lie in prevention.
While there is no sure-fire recipe for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, research

The MIND Diet: Easy-to-Follow Eating Plan Contributes to a Healthier Brain

The MIND Diet: Easy-to-Follow Eating Plan Contributes to a Healthier Brain

Looking for a diet that might help you preserve your brain function as you get older? You might consider the so-called MIND diet. “MIND” stands for “Mediterranean-DASH-diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.” Scientists developed it by combining features from those healthy dietary patterns—the Mediterranean-style diet and DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to

The Healing Power of Plants

Chronic and low-level inflammation in the body has been linked to common health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. The foods you eat can make a positive difference. Plants, in particular, can help protect cells and organs from overactive inflammatory damage.

“As it has been said, let food be

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries: 4 Simple Strategies

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries: 4 Simple Strategies

Your heart is part of your cardiovascular system, which also includes all of the arteries that transport oxygenated blood from your heart throughout your body, and the veins that transport blood back to your heart. Many cardiovascular diseases and events—including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart attack,

DASH Diet Supports Food as Medicine

Following a sodium-restricted DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet may benefit heart failure patients, supporting the concept of “food as medicine,” which assumes that improving nutrition can lead to important physiologic results, according to research. These positive secondary findings came from a study of 66 patients at least 55-years

2. Dietary Patterns

Dietary patterns are “the quantities, proportions, variety, or combination of different foods, drinks, and nutrients in diets, and the frequency with which they are habitually consumed”—in other words, what (and how much) we eat and drink. The typical Western dietary pattern, aka the “typical American diet,” is characterized by high intake

5. Can You Reduce Your Risk for Dementia

There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as more is learned about factors that increase risk as well as factors that decrease risk, many experts in the field believe that one key to tackling Alzheimer’s may lie in prevention.
While there is no sure fire recipe for preventing Alzheimer’s disease,

New Evidence Shows Ways to Delay or Minimize Cognitive Decline

A growing body of evidence may help people make informed decisions about specific interventions to delay the onset of cognitive impairment (including Alzheimer’s-type dementia), mild cognitive impairment, and age-related cognitive decline, or minimize ­symptoms.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, working together with the National Institute on Aging and

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