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Diet and Your Brain

Many of us have had moments when a name or word is frustratingly out of reach, or something is not where we’re sure we...

Mythbusting: The Cost of Healthy Eating

Let’s face it, checking out with a real or virtual cart full of fresh, organic produce, gluten-free and organic snacks, wild-caught fish, and grass-fed...

Joint Pain and You

If you currently suffer from joint pain—or hope to prevent it—don’t be tempted by ads and fads. Beyond taking any medications recommended by your...

Making the Most of Berry Season

Summertime is peak berry season! There’s much to love about these juicy gems. Berries are a good source of fiber, nutrients, and phytochemicals (plant...

Your Heart Health is Tied to Psychological Well-Being

The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement addressing how psychological health can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Their analysis of science to...

Being Active Can Only Partially Offset Harms of Obesity

We know being physically active is good for health. But losing some excess weight may be more important. Research indicates physical activity alone is...

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Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh basil 1 cup dried quinoa, cooked (makes about 3 cups) 1½ cups fresh strawberries, sliced or chopped ¼ cup shelled pistachios,...

From the Experts

Q. Does Tufts have any resources for me to learn more about nutrition and preparing healthy meals?

A. “As a matter of fact, we have quite a few options,” says Diane L. McKay, PhD, assistant professor at the Friedman School of...

Q. Why do you say “deli turkey” is a processed meat and should be limited or avoided? I buy oven roasted, no nitrate sliced...

A. Fang Fang Zhang, PhD, an associate professor at the Friedman School who specializes in cancer epidemiology, answers: “Processed meat is any meat that...

Diabetes Prevention: Tufts Experts Weigh In

                Richard D. Siegel, MD, is the co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Shifts to healthy eating and physical activity with...

Q. I understand that “bad fats” can clog my arteries, but what do “good fats” do for you that’s good?

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of Tufts...

Q. The bread aisle is a very confusing place. What kind of bread should I be eating (if I should be eating it at...

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Eating bread is fine, as long as you make...

Q. Will I benefit from the live bacteria in yogurt?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Probiotics are live microorganism (typically bacteria and yeasts) that...