We need 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. That's a banana, 8 large strawberries, 12 baby carrots, 10 broccoli florets and 1 large sweet potato. Sound like a lot? Most of us don't come close.
So can we drink or fruits and veggies and get the same effect?
In the end, Tufts ...Read more
Most of us really want to eat healthier. We're aware of the many advantages it will yield in better health and reduced risk for disease.
The question is how do you really eat healthier?
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some practical tips.
--Eat Breakfast . There's no better way to start your morning than with a healthy breakfast...Read more
Is the keto diet a good thing?
You probably know plenty of friends who are trying the keto diet - that extremely low-carbohydrate, very high-fat diet (think all-you-can-eat prime rib and bacon, but never a piece of toast). It's similar to the previously popular Atkins, but much stricter.
A recent U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the ...Read more
Lowering your Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women -- claiming the lives of one in three women. The good news is about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable.
My mom, who recently turned 89, is a survivor, with two pacemakers, a stent and open-heart surgery. She's learned to eat healthier and put down...Read more
Want to know what to do to prevent breast cancer from returning?
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit. Specifically, the study found that regular exercise reduced breast cancer survivors' risk of heart disease, diabetes and in ...Read more
Have you noticed that you're reaching for your reader glasses more often, and it just seems like you just can't see as well as you used to?
Unfortunately, it's part of the aging process. But we can take steps, including healthy food choices, that can help protect vision and reduce the risk of serious eye disease in the future. ...Read more
Sleep to Eat Better
Here's an interesting finding -- sleep a little bit more and you'll crave sugar less and eat fewer carbs.
I call it foggy brain. When we are tired or starving, we don't make good food decisions. Missing out on the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep is also linked to various health conditions, such as ...Read more
It's January, and in most of the country, too cold to think about taking a walk outside to get our steps for the day in. Yet, we've all made those New Year's Resolutions to eat healthier, move more and take charge of our health. We're excited about making a fresh start. It's so easy to get derailed and feel defeated. Baby steps are the way to go...Read more
Most of us know someone affected by dementia, and if we don't, we worry we will be affected ourselves. Food and the brain is likely to be one of the hot topics for 2018.
Can what you eat make a difference in helping you remember things? If you're feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or several other reasons, including genetics,...Read more
As we head into January, most of us will have grand plans for 2018 to lose weight, get fit and eat healthier. Statistics show that we're as likely to have success with these goals as trying to ski without snow.
To turn that statistic around, do a little planning and break down those goals.
What does it mean to eat healthy?
Turn to the Dietary...Read more
Have you heard about choline? This brain-boosting, liver-loving nutrient is the new favorite to make sure you include in your diet. Food Processing magazine named choline among the emerging ingredients of 2018.
Here's why: As the brain's instant messenger, choline provides a connection between the brain and muscles, helping to support memory ...Read more
When is a processed food a good choice? Some would say never. But that's really not the case. Many processed foods offer good nutrition and convenience.
The buzzword when it comes to healthy foods is to eat "whole" or "clean," choosing foods such as arugula, apples or avocadoes.
"I think there is a widespread misunderstanding that a processed ...Read more
Want to avoid gaining a few extra pounds this holiday season? Be mindful of what you're bringing to a party and what you're eating. This time of year offers almost daily temptation to add extra calories as parties become numerous along with platters of rich and delicious seasonal foods.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a few tips ...Read more