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
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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.
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
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
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
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,
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
For those who worry about developing dementia in older age, here’s some very good news: Three important studies released in 2014 suggest that there are specific steps we can take to increase the likelihood of preserving our brainpower as we age.
The research provides evidence that combining a group of lifestyle
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.
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