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Nutrition News: Prediabetes and Your Heart

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If you've gotten the news that you have prediabetes, no doubt you panicked -- at least for a minute or two. According to the latest federal data from 2016, one-third of U.S. adults have prediabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal but lower than the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis.

The good news is prediabetes can...Read more

It's Never Too Late

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Here's proof it's never too late to start making some healthy lifestyle changes. They can make a difference later in life.

New research finds that a diet of vegetables and other healthy foods, combined with a routine of regular physical activity, is key to middle-aged adults achieving optimal cardiovascular health later in life. The study was ...Read more

Choosing Seafood

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Most of us know we need to eat more seafood. The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend two servings per week. After all, it's heart healthy, low in calories and high in protein.

So, why don't we choose it more? Maybe we're intimidated by how to prepare it or just what seafood we should choose.

While eating a variety of seafood is always best, ...Read more

COVID-19 Pounds

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The news is in. We managed to gain 2 pounds a month during our shelter-in-place quarantine. That's according to a new study published in JAMA. Overall, that's where the extra 20 pounds registering on our scale comes from. Just blame COVID-19.

Ugh.

So, we're already getting older and exercising less, and now we need to buy a new size of pants. ...Read more

Protein at Every Meal

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We hear a lot about the need for protein, but many of us may not realize the need for protein at every meal. We do a great job of getting protein at a dinner meal, but perhaps not such a good job at breakfast or with snacks.

How much do we need? A 120-pound adult would need between 45 and 70 grams of protein each day, but the key is to spread ...Read more

What Healthy Means Now

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There's a lot of chatter about what healthy eating really means. How do you put healthy eating into your everyday meals and snacks?

If you're looking for a roadmap, turn to the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines (released in January). You can also look to organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. And then there's your mom's ...Read more

Strong Bones

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No matter what age, we need strong bones. And building strong bones starts early in life. We continue to build bone until the age of 30, and then we strive to maintain that strong foundation. That's why calcium -- and other nutrients -- are so important to kids and teens.

Calcium is a key component to healthy bones, but it can't act alone. It ...Read more

The Reason for Exercise

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If what you eat matters more than how much you exercise when it comes to weight loss, do you still need to exercise?

Absolutely. Even if the scale doesn't budge, you'll feel better, live longer and be happier.

A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition reminds us that, for children and adults, the foods we choose daily determine our ...Read more

Nutrition News: Nutrition Fact or Fiction?

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Ever wonder how many carbohydrates you should be eating? Or if a detox diet really works? Or how often to snack?

A Google search can give a variety of answers, but how do you know what the truth is? Make sure the site is reputable -- ending in ".org" or from a registered dietitian. Here are answers you can trust.

Do carbs make you gain weight?...Read more

Nutrition News: Eating Well Is Key

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In keeping with February being heart-healthy month, I want to continue to think about the foods we choose most often. Most of us tend to eat the same foods over and over, so it's important we make healthy choices more often. The foods we eat most often can affect future diseases such as high blood pressure (too much salt), high cholesterol (too ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Hearts

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February is American Heart Month, a time when we focus on heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who suffered a heart attack, issued the first proclamation in 1964. Since then, U.S. presidents have annually declared February American Heart Month.

Each year, 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with heart disease, ...Read more

Inflammation and Your Diet

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Your body needs some inflammation to fight infection and speed healing. But too much for too long can push your immune system to attack healthy organs and tissues. This can lead to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and irritable bowel diseases.

A study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests ...Read more

The Diet for Health

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If your New Year's resolution hasn't lasted any longer than your kids' Christmas toys, here's a way to get started again. Consider the Mediterranean diet to make some lasting healthy changes.

For the fourth year in a row, it ranked as the best overall diet by U.S. News and World Report. It also claimed the top spot in five other lists -- best ...Read more

 

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