Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea. That’s the conclusion of a new study of more than 210,000 U.S. adults tracked for 32 years. Researchers found that those who regularly ate peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts had a lower risk of …

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Eat Well, Age Well

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood. Those who ate more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals — and …

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Eating Healthy Way on a Budget

I’m sure you have heard people say that it is not cheap to eat healthy. Buying at whole food stores is expensive. Fruits and vegetables are more expensive than eating from a fast food. But, the reality is, if you plan better, you CAN eat healthy food at lower cost. …

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Diet Study Suggests It’s Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs …

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Starting a diet the right way.

If you’re just starting out on a diet for the first time, there are certain things you should know in order to ensure that you not only get the best results from your diet but also that you maintain your health during the process.

One of the first things you should do, ideally before you even start on a diet, is to see your family physician. This is especially true if you have not had a check-up within the last year or if you experience any type of health condition such a…

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Weighing Portions Adds Up to Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Portion control is a must when you want to lose weight. “Guesstimating” the size of a chicken breast at a restaurant or cheese cubes at a party can be a recipe for disaster, leading you to underestimate your intake by hundreds of calories …

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Lentils: the Forgotten Legumes

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lentils may be the least well known members of the legume family. Like dried peas and beans, these plant-based foods are rich in fiber, protein, minerals and other nutrients with virtually no fat, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. They’re filling, …

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The Whole Truth about Whole Fruits

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fresh fruits are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and other great nutrients. And studies show that eating fruit whole gives you the most of this food group’s potential benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. While drinking smoothies …

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5 Great Diet Breakfasts

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to losing weight, Simon says, “Eat breakfast.” Skipping breakfast to cut calories just puts you in starvation mode mid-morning, derailing your diet for the rest of the day. Eating breakfast, on the other hand, gets your metabolism going for the …

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The Family That Eats Together, Benefits

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — No doubt that work, school and outside activities can make it hard to schedule regular family dinners. But research has shown that eating together on a regular basis helps to bond families and build good communication. For children, the benefits range from better …

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