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8. In The Kitchen

It’s much more difficult to fill your day with health-protective foods if you eat out frequently. To gain the most health rewards from a diet packed with nutrient-rich, disease-fighting foods, it’s best to prepare most of your foods yourself. Although there are plenty of prepared and packaged food products available

6. Beverages

You might not realize how much your beverage choices can impact your health, but researchers are finding that our drink selections are far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar, fat, and even fiber—studies show your body doesn’t gain

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients packed into low-calorie bundles. Most vegetables provide about 25 calories per one-half cup cooked or one-cup raw serving, yet they offer a huge nutrition bang for their calorie buck; they contain slowly digested carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a wealth of phytochemicals that give

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,

1. An Introduction to Superfoods

As the world’s population ages and the costs of health care continue to grow, many people are searching for steps they can take to prevent disease—and eating a healthful diet is at the top of the “to-do” list. Research has shown beyond a doubt that certain foods have the power

Healthy Seasonings: 5 Spices You Should Always Have on Hand

Healthy Seasonings: 5 Spices You Should Always Have on Hand

As any good cook knows, the key to making a flavorful, delicious dish is a pinch of the right healthy seasonings. Seasonings and spices are an essential part of our lives. Whether for full-course meals or savory and sweet snacks, cultures world-wide have been using these culinary essentials to create

4 Healthy Cheese Options to Feel Good About

4 Healthy Cheese Options to Feel Good About

Cheese is a snack that is enjoyed passionately across the globe, with a tradition of cheese making dating back thousands of years. To the surprise of many, there are healthy types of cheese that you can incorporate into any meal. Scientists have recently discovered properties found in cheese that can

Ouch! Nocturnal Leg Cramps—and How to Stop Them

Ouch! Nocturnal Leg Cramps—and How to Stop Them

Up to 60 percent of adults have had nocturnal leg cramps.[1] These recurrent, painful cramps usually strike the calf muscles and can cause frequent awakenings and severe insomnia. They are more common in people aged 50 years and older. If you’ve suffered through them, read on to learn how to

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Healthier for You?

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Healthier for You?

September is National Rice Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the harvest of one of our favorite grains. Rice is a grain commonly consumed all over the world. Nearly half of the world’s population consumes rice daily. There are more than 40,000 varieties of rice and it

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