nutrient density

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

We need to eat our vegetables, but information about how to prepare them can be conflicting. Cooking certain vegetables—winter squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, for example—can release more nutrients. Others, however, are better for us if they're eaten raw. It's the latter group we'll discuss here: six top veggies to … Read More

Healthy Eating Pattern: Dietary Guidelines Show the Way

If you're serious about maintaining good health as you age, use the recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 as your blueprint. The publication (available as a free download by clicking here) offers a healthy eating pattern designed to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, … Read More

3 Diet Plans to Consider: How to Eat Healthy

It’s one thing to know which foods are healthy—and another thing to create a diet plan that incorporates those foods. Fortunately, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides detailed information on three different diet plans: the “Healthy U.S.-Style,” “Healthy Mediterranean-Style,” and “Healthy Vegetarian” eating patterns. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for … Read More

Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables: Eat Your Brassicas!

Want vegetables packed with nutrients? Look no further than the brassica family. Cruciferous vegetables, which include things like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, and even rutabaga, are some of the most nutrient-rich powerhouses you can feed your body. These delicious and nutritious veggies should hold a permanent, starring role on … Read More

Osteoporosis in Men: What to Eat to Avoid a Broken Hip

Osteoporosis in men is much more common—and more deadly—than most people recognize. Twenty to thirty percent of the more than 340,000 Americans who suffer a broken hip each year are men. Male hip fracture patients are generally 2 to 4 years younger than female patients, less healthy, and more likely … Read More

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