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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

Lower Your Risk of Dementia with a Healthy Diet

Dementia is a disease characterized by a progressive decline in cognition (brain functions including memory, decision-making, reasoning, and attention) that interferes with a person’s ability to conduct everyday activities. There are several forms of dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease.

Your risk for dementia can be reduced by keeping

Flexitarian Diet: Healthier Meals, Less Sacrifice

Flexitarian Diet: Healthier Meals, Less Sacrifice

While the percentage of Americans who identify as vegan or vegetarian hasn’t increased in recent years, according to a Gallup poll, the sales of plant-based foods rose 8.1 percent in 2017 and surpassed $3.1 billion, revealing that the number of flexitarians in the country is also on the rise. But

Brain Foods for Improving Mental Functioning

It’s well known that your diet can affect your heart health, weight, and digestion, but it’s easy to forget food can affect your mind—including your tendency to forget.
“Adopting a healthier eating pattern can benefit your brain,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Smart Swaps for Meat

People are changing their diets—they’re eating less meat. Whether to improve health, the environment, or the economy, movements aimed to reduce meat intake, such as Meatless Monday and flexitarianism are gaining traction. More of us are interested in limiting or eliminating meat from our diets. With today’s multitude of meat

Plant-Based Diets: Healthier Eating and a Longer Life Span

Plant-Based Diets: Healthier Eating and a Longer Life Span

Research clearly associates plant-based diets—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans and low in meats—with better health. The well-publicized “Meatless Monday” campaign, launched in 2003 in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, reports that going meatless even one day a week will not only reduce

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

12 Tips for Eating Green

April is a month where we celebrate all things green: From the first buds on trees to Earth Day (on April 22), it’s the perfect time to put Mother Nature back into our thoughts and actions. And one of the most important ways you can flex your green muscle is

Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil; Defining Quorn

Q: Is krill oil better for me than fish oil?

A: Both krill and fish oil are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which research has shown can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of irregular heart beat, blood clots, arterial damage, inflammation,

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