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Nutrition News: Aging Well

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Aging Well

The tough thing about getting older is changing our eating habits -- we just need as many calories, but we certainly need good nutrition in the calories we do eat.

Here are five tips for eating to age well from Environmental Nutrition newsletter.

--Consume more omega 3s. These healthy fats support heart health, brain function and ...Read more

Nutrition News: Magnesium for Lower Blood Pressure

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Fill your plate with whole grains, beans, nuts and leafy greens and you've got a good chance of lowering your blood pressure. That's the findings from new research published in the journal, Hypertension.

All those foods are high in magnesium, which dilates arteries and in turn, lowers blood pressure.

The new study was led by Dr. Yiqing Song, ...Read more

Eggs in Favor

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We seem to have a love/hate relationship with eggs. Currently, they are in vogue, so it's OK to love them, according to two recent studies. Both studies suggest that eggs don't increase the risk for type 2 diabetes or coronary artery disease. Consuming one or two eggs a day had little effect on health outcomes, according to Alice Lichtenstein, ...Read more

Nutrition News: Moving for Cancer

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Keeping active and eating healthy really does seem to reduce the odds of getting certain cancers and dying from them, according to a new study.

About half of US cancer deaths and a large proportion of cancer cases could be prevented if people were active, a healthy weight, avoid heavy drinking and adopt other healthy lifestyle habits, according...Read more

Ovarian Cancer and Exercise

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Two of my dear friends battled ovarian cancer. Neither won the fight. Would regular exercise have lowered their risk for developing the disease? Perhaps, according to a couple of new studies.

Two new studies suggest that lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease.

"Women may be ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Eating Habits

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Healthy Eating Habits

Are you guilty of skipping breakfast, ordering takeout, getting jitters from coffee overload and counting potato chips as part of a viable diet plan? It's time to kick those habits to the curb and start eating right. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has some advice for getting started on the journey to better health....Read more

Nutrition News: Good Fat, Bad Fats

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The Mediterranean Diet, with its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, red wine and olive oil, just got another star for being a healthy life choice. A new study finds that despite having increased amounts of healthy fats, it doesn't cause weight gain.

For years, low fat diets have been in favor. Now we continue to hear more about ...Read more

The Journey to Clean Eating

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Most of us just haven't found the path to cleaner eating. A new study finds that nearly 60 percent of calories consumed by average Americans come from "ultra-processed" foods.

Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, along with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of Tufts University Friedman School, analyzed what 9,317 people reported ...Read more

Label Reading Made Easy

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In the first major overhaul of the Nutrition Facts Panel since 1993, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced changes that will be made to the Nutrition labels over the next two to three years.

While marketing words such as "all natural" and "made with whole grains" are often part of the manufacturer's package design, each line ...Read more

Nutrition News: Grilling Safety

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It's time to clean the grill and get ready for the summer grilling season. Just how can you stay healthy and cancer-protective when cooking out?

The American Institute for Cancer Research experts say there is not yet enough evidence to know for certain that grilling meat specifically increases risk for cancers. But they offer a few simple ...Read more

Shaking the Salt Habit

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Almost all of us could benefit from shaking the salt habit -- not so much the habit of using the salt shaker -- but eliminating the salt in processed foods. Simply put, too much salt can lead to serious health problems.

Many of us aren't aware of just how much sodium we consume. A single teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 milligrams of sodium.

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Nutrition News: Veggies to the Rescue

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Oh, the power of bright orange and deep green veggies -- full of alpha and beta carotene. A new analysis of data finds those who consume more carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, peppers, cantaloupe and dark leafy greens have a good chance of lowering their risk of breast cancer.

Researchers found that women with higher blood levels of alpha-and ...Read more

Eat Your Broccoli

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Research shows that eating broccoli three to five times per week can lower the risk of breast, prostate and colon cancers. A new study from the University of Illinois finds that including broccoli in the diet may also protect against liver cancer.

"The normal story about broccoli and health is that it can protect against a number of different ...Read more


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