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Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of whole food fruits

5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

Regardless of what your test results indicate or what your risk category is, one fact is inescapable: Following a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you minimize your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, as well as improve your overall health and quality of life.
Based on the results

Health Claims on Your Food

Have you read your groceries lately? Many of them tout reasons why health-minded shoppers should buy them, such as to lower cholesterol, reduce risk of osteoporosis or prevent cancer. Some sport bright red hearts claiming the products are heart healthy. But can you trust such health claims? It depends. There

Ask the Experts: Cognition Supplements

Q. My brother-in-law has Alzheimer’s disease and my sister gives him a supplement called Axona that apparently improves cognition. It’s expensive, since she purchases it online, from outside the U.S. Is it effective, or is it a waste of her money?

A. Axona is a dietary supplement marketed as a “medical

How Your Dietary Needs Change as You Age

When you were younger and more active, you probably didn’t think twice about eating three meals (or more) a day to satisfy your appetite. So, now that you’re over age 65, you might be surprised that you don’t eat like you used to.
Fact is, your dietary needs change as you

11 Proven Weight Loss Tips

An estimated 75 million Americans are trying to lose weight by ?dieting??and 80 percent are doing it on their own, without the support of weight loss programs or health care professionals. But amid the mountain of diet books, fads, supplements, and websites, it’s tough to spot the most effective way

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