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Is Wine Healthy?

Is Wine Healthy?

It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart

7. Herbs, Spices, and Brews

A heart-healthy diet also should take into account the types of herbs and spices discussed in this chapter: seasoning touches that can also do your body some good. We’ll also take a look at beverages known to help (or hurt) your health.
Basil and thyme: Basil is a good source of

Ask The Experts: Cancer; Laxatives; Fiber & Cholesterol

Q. Colon cancer runs in my family, so I want to do everything I can to lower my risk. I’ve heard that taking extra calcium can help. Is this true?
A. Joel Mason, MD, director of the Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory at the HNRCA, explains: “Your dietary pattern does help determine

3. Foods For Your Heart and Brain

When choosing foods that will benefit both your heart and brain, it pays to think in terms of tradeoffs. Even healthy foods contain calories, and if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. That’s why nutrition experts advise

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

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