Never mind gimmicky energy drinks and protein concoctions claiming to infuse your body with bursts of energy. Instead, make sure your pantry and refrigerator are filled with the right kinds of foods—foods that give energy naturally. In considering energy-boosting foods, start with smart carbohydrates. Carbs have been given a bad
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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
The Folklore. A true American nut, pecans first took root in North America, where they were a highly valued food source of Native Americans and the first colonists back in the 16th century. Its name comes from the Algonquin Indian word “pacane,” which means a nut that must be cracked
Another holiday season is upon us, with all of the attendant temptations that cause many of us to fall off the wagon when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. The holidays are traditionally associated with rich food, the stores are stocked with irresistible goodies, and no visit to family
The Folklore. There’s no denying the call of the pistachio. That smooth, beige shell, with the crunchy green prize tucked within is irresistible. A favorite American snack, pistachios have been enjoyed since the seventh century BCE and are one of only two nuts (the other is almonds) mentioned in the
Q: A probiotic supplement claimed it supports the health of teeth and gums. Do these really help?
A: Carole Palmer, EdD, RD, a professor at Tufts’ University School of Dental Medicine and the Friedman School, assisted by Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center dietetic interns Cara D’Anello and Lydia Fernandes, responds: “Our
Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term
Q. Because I’ve read about health benefits from green tea and coffee, I’ve taken to adding a teaspoonful of ground coffee beans and the contents of a green tea bag to my oatmeal. Is that equivalent to, or maybe even better than, drinking a cup of coffee and a cup
Shift to Whole Grains
For better nutrition and reduced risk of chronic disease, shift your eating pattern to replace refined grains with whole grains. Adults who eat around 1,600 calories a day should get around five servings of grains daily, while adults targeting 2,200 calories a day may need around seven