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Nutrition News: The Healthy Food Spectrum

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The holiday season can make it tough to stay on track with eating healthy. There is such an abundance of food, gatherings, desserts and temptations. When the table is laden with mashed potatoes, casseroles, turkey, ham, prime rib, pumpkin pie and red velvet cake, it can be confusing to determine which traditional holiday foods can support good ...Read more

Nutrition News: Holiday Strategies

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Holiday Strategies

'Tis the season for family, festivity and food -- lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What's more, it starts before Halloween and goes past the New Year.

How do you stick to your healthy eating goals when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are five tips from ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Eating and Food Costs

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Most of us are painfully aware that food costs in the past year have risen. A survey by The Hartman Group found that 85% of consumers feel the pinch in their pocketbook. Over half of those people say rising prices have impacted their ability to purchase foods, beverages and other grocery items "at least somewhat." Nearly 1 in 4 report they've "...Read more

Nutrition News: Building Muscle Later in Life

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The older we get, the more we should focus on muscle mass and not just the number on the scale. In her later years, I watched my mom shrink from a weight of 175 to 120. With her weight loss came difficulty in walking and balance, a result of losing muscle along with all that weight.

A research study in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and ...Read more

Remember the MIND Diet

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A study published recently has some good news for those having trouble remembering things: You can eat your way to remembering more.

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that older adults may benefit from a specific diet called the MIND diet even when they develop protein deposits, known as amyloid plaques and ...Read more

Nutrition News: Plants on the Plate

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We hear a lot about a plant-forward diet these days: Eat more plants and lower your risk of cancer. Eat more plants and lose weight. Eat more plants and it could even help with menopause symptoms.

We've gone from vegetarian plans to vegan to now plant-forward or a "flexitarian" diet. Plant forward or flexitarian means choosing more plants, but ...Read more

Nutrition News: Eating Before Bed

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What about that late-night snack? Is it OK to eat and then go to bed? Will it make you gain weight?

It's a controversial topic, and the common perception is that we should avoid eating late, as it could cause weight gain. That's because some feel that the body doesn't have time to digest the food before sleep, resulting in the body storing the ...Read more

Nutrition News: Eating For Diabetes

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Dairy often gets a bad rap. Some think it causes bloating or gas. Others think it's inflammatory. The truth is dairy can be part of a healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines recommend three servings of dairy a day.

But now Italian researchers have discovered that eating certain animal products -- including dairy -- could reduce the risk of ...Read more

Nutrition News: Heart and Brain Connection

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Remember the song "The Skeleton Dance" from your childhood? Here's how it went: "The toe bone's connected to the foot bone, the foot bone's connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone's connected to the leg bone."

Researchers have found the same thing applies to our heart and brain -- they're connected. It seems all our body is connected, from ...Read more

Nutrition News: Whole Grains to Your Health

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Whole Grains to Your Health

September is National Whole Grains month, a time to celebrate the nutrition that eating whole grains -- over refined grains -- has to offer.

But what exactly is a whole grain? A whole grain contains three parts: the bran, the germ and the endosperm (refined grains only contain the endosperm). The bran and germ help ...Read more

Nutrition News: Fruits and Vegetables to Your Health

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Fruits and Vegetables to Your Health

This is National Fruits & Veggies Month -- a great time to boost your intake and improve your health at the same time. Collectively, fruits and vegetables give a boost to our minds, our bodies and our souls. While we often single out certain ones as superfoods -- blueberries, strawberries, pomegranates, ...Read more

 

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