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7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon—perhaps the best one!

Daily Sodium Intake: Here’s How to Cut the Salt

Daily Sodium Intake: Here’s How to Cut the Salt

We know it’s important go light on sodium: Too much salt has been proven to raise blood pressure, leading to a host of potential health issues. Today, Americans are consuming substantially more sodium than in the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). “About 90 percent

10. Bringing it Home

Adopting a healthy eating plan that tastes delicious and feels doable for the long term can be a powerful tool to prevent, delay, manage, or even reverse chronic health conditions. That’s important to preserve the kind of life you envision for yourself as the years go by, but it’s also

2. Dietary Patterns

No single food, meal, or even day of eating makes or breaks our path to better nutrition and health. What matters most is what and how much you eat over time. In other words, your overall “dietary pattern.” Your dietary pattern reflects the quantity, proportion, variety of different foods and

3. The Foods You Need

Nutrition scientists often differentiate between “energy-dense” and “nutrient-dense” foods. In terms of nutrition, “energy” equals calories, so foods that are energy-dense contain a lot of calories for the amount of food—sugar, for example, which packs 773 calories per cup. The same amount of a non-energy dense food like chopped carrots,

6. Fiber-Rich Grains Aid Healthy Aging

A component found in many plant foods that has been linked with being disease- and disability-free in older age might surprise you: It’s dietary fiber. Researchers who followed some 1,600 initially healthy people, ages 49 and older, for 10 years reported that those with the highest intake of fiber had

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

The Pros and Cons of Nutrient Density

Research shows that overall dietary patterns have a big impact on health. But people don’t buy dietary patterns, they buy foods. That’s why the idea of quantifying the healthfulness of individual foods is so appealing. For packaged foods, Nutrition Facts labels are designed to help, but, more recently, the concept

Mediterranean-Style Diet Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

The Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to improved heart and brain health, reduced inflammation, and weight loss. It features lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil; moderate or low amounts of fish, poultry, and red wine; small amounts of low-fat and non-fat dairy products; and

A Healthy, Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

A Healthy, Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

I never thought that I was a tomato sauce person. That is, until this past summer. My mom’s garden is overflowing with tomatoes of all shapes, sizes, and colors. My mom doesn’t really like fresh tomatoes, and neither do I. So when she ended up with more tomatoes than she

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