If you could just make one change to your diet to help prevent future diseases, add more fiber.
Here are five diseases that fiber can help prevent:
No. 1: The latest research shows that eating a diet high in fiber from vegetables, fruits and whole grains is associated with a reduced incidence of breast cancer. Based on data from 20 ...Read more
This shelter-in-place time has had me thinking about habits -- the things I do on a daily basis to stay healthy. I think it's because so many habits were changed unexpectedly -- driving to work, going to the gym, eating out. My daily commute is now up the stairs to my office; my workout is a two-mile walk in the neighborhood; we eat all our ...Read more
Reducing Stroke Risk
Did you know women are more likely to have a stroke than men? And women are also more likely to suffer from a permanent disability or die from a stroke?
The good news is we can do something to lower our risk.
Data analyzed and published in the journal Stroke found that lifestyle changes -- even later in life -- can lower ...Read more
Diabetes runs in many of our families, mine included. That factor alone raises the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Other risk factors include if you have prediabetes, are overweight, are 45 years or older or have an immediate relative with Type 2 diabetes. If you are physically active less than three times a week, have ever had gestational...Read more
Is there a way to prevent Alzheimer's disease with the foods you eat?
Researchers behind a study published in the journal Neurology found that antioxidants have been shown to reduce inflammation that may contribute to Alzheimer's. In the study, participants who at the highest amount of flavonols, a type of antioxidant, were 48% less ...Read more
Although the nation is slowly opening up, we're nowhere near operating at the "normal" we all knew before COVID-19. You may be at a stalemate for what to cook, what to buy and how to continue fixing your meals at home.
Here are some tips to help you continue to navigate this new lifestyle with your family.
-- Continue to plan your meals. Focus...Read more
During this shelter-at-home time, we're all trying to be extra careful about what we're eating -- plenty of fruits and vegetables for strong immunity, plenty of water for good hydration and plenty of exercise.
We may want to add plenty of vitamin D to the list.
Known as the sunshine vitamin, our bodies can make vitamin D when exposed to ...Read more
We don't often think our diet could have an effect on whether we can conceive or not, but research shows it does. Good nutrition and a healthy body weight for both partners can have a significant impact on the ability to conceive.
Infertility affects about 9% of married women of childbearing age, according to a national survey conducted by the ...Read more
Here's yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, which is actually not a strict diet at all but a pattern of eating that focuses on fresh, whole foods and avoids highly processed foods.
New research finds it may support healthy aging. And who among us doesn't want to live a long, healthy life? Research published in The BMJ in February ...Read more
If you've gone down the pasta aisle recently, you've probably noticed there are a lot of new choices, including pasta from more nutritious ingredients like whole-wheat flour, chickpeas, brown rice and legumes. But are they really healthier?
Traditionally, pasta is made from milled durum wheat, which is a refined flour that has the bran and germ...Read more
Are you feeling stressed as you try to navigate this time of unknown and big changes to your normal routine?
You're not alone.
For many of us, that means turning to comfort foods. A friend recently joked she had gained not the freshman 15 but the COVID 19.
Are there foods than can reduce stress?
Our bodies automatically release stress ...Read more
During this time sheltering at home, we know it's important to eat healthy to keep our immune systems strong. Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and lean dairy -- full of vitamins and minerals -- need to be part of our daily diet.
It's also important to hydrate. Drinking water may not be at the top of your list, but it ...Read more
With a little more unexpected time at home, it's a great time to make a new start on your healthy lifestyle. For years, doctors have advocated a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress relief and weight control. A new study confirms there are tangible benefits.
A Dutch study finds that the presence of all these healthy lifestyle factors was ...Read more