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7. Fats and Oils

Despite attention-grabbing headlines like “Is Butter Back?” there’s still a lot of fear about fat, a holdover from the low-fat era, which peaked in the 1980s and 1990s. But while butter is not back, other than in small amounts, fats (also called “fatty acids”) perform many essential functions in the

Editor’s Note: Sugar’s Link to Cancer

Want to reduce your risk of cancer? Cut back on processed foods that are high in rapidly-digested sugar, such as sodas, cookies, and other sweets, says Lewis Cantley, MD, director of the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine.

According to Dr. Cantley, there are several links between sugar and cancer.

2. Healthy Eating Patterns

A diet that supports heart and brain health is more than just eating an extra piece of fruit and occasionally eating salmon instead of steak. Rather than thinking solely in terms of individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals, it’s important to focus on a healthy overall

3. Shape Up Your Plate

The dramatic impact of nutrition on health (as discussed in Chapter 1) is indisputable. Being mindful of what you eat is important at all ages but becomes even more important as you get older. As you age, the number of calories you need tends to decline, but vitamin and mineral

2. Eating Patterns For Heart and Brain

Eating to protect your heart and brain means more than just choosing or rejecting a few individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals. Rather, you need to focus on a healthy overall eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) explain: “Over the course of any

Eating for Weight Loss

Eating for Weight Loss

It’s easy to get the impression from advertising and news media that there are special weight-loss foods. The key to eating for weight loss, though, is to expend more energy than you take in via your food choices.

In fact, any diet that cuts calories should result in weight loss,

2. Focus on Your Eating Pattern

A New Way of Thinking About Diet
For the first time, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) emphasize the importance of choosing healthy dietary patterns—not just individual foods or specific vitamins and minerals—to prevent chronic disease.
“Over the course of any given day, week, or year, individuals consume foods and beverages

The Lowdown on Salt and Your Brain

A recent large study has tied reduced salt consumption to a dramatic drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke.

Scientists analyzed medical data on thousands of participants in the Health Survey for England, following them from 2003 to 2011 to determine the effect of governmental efforts to reduce salt consumption.

Low-Glycemic Trumps Low-Fat In the Ongoing Diet Wars

One downside of dieting is that it slows metabolism, making it harder to burn calories and continue losing weight.  But focusing on ?good? carbohydrates rather than low-fat foods may curb the inevitable drop in metabolism that occurs when you cut back on calories.    In a Boston study, published in

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