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Leafy Greens May Confer Health Benefits as We Age

A recent multi-ethnic study conducted by Tufts’ researchers suggests vitamin K-rich foods like leafy greens and vegetable oils may help protect our health as we age. Compared to levels of vitamin K seen with adequate dietary intake, low vitamin K levels in older adults were associated with a 19 percent higher risk of death. There […]
To reach your health goals this year, take one step at a time. Incremental changes support the lasting behavior changes that can make your goals a reality.

Easy Steps to a Healthy New Year

This is the time of year we make big promises to ourselves: “I will lose weight, start exercising, eat healthier….” But creating lasting behavior change is tough. Even if your end goal is big, research shows that baby steps are more likely to lead to sustainable, manageable, long lasting behavior change that gets you the […]
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More Science that Chocolate May Be Good for Your Heart

A new systematic review and analysis of studies suggests that chocolate may benefit heart health. Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, this research combined and analyzed the results of six observational studies conducted in the U.S., Sweden, and Australia. Consuming chocolate at least once a week was associated with a lower risk of […]
There is no shortage of diet advice out there. Cut through the hype and look for healthy options that work for you in the long term.

The Great Diet Debate

While any plan that cuts calories will result in short-term weight loss, not all calorie-cutting measures are sustainable or good for our overall health. In general, experts favor a variety of high-quality, healthy foods in reasonable portions and argue against “fad diets” that cut out entire health-promoting food groups. Let’s see how a few popular […]
Snacking Myths

Top 5 Snacking Myths

People in the U.S. are snacking more than ever before. According to a 2019 survey, 59 percent of adults worldwide prefer snacking to eating regular meals, and that figure jumps to 70 percent for young people. We have a lot of misconceptions about this increasingly common activity that can have an outsized impact on our […]
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Soup it Up!

Soups are wonderfully versatile and easy to make, and the combinations of ingredients and flavors are endless. They are a great way to boost your intake of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, and when you make soups at home you control the sodium level, which tends to be high in canned and packaged varieties. Better […]

Skipping Meals to Cut Calories Could Lead to Unexpected Consequences

If you’re trying to lose weight for your health, skipping meals may not be the way to go. A study published recently in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that skipping meals can cut calories, but may cut the intake of healthy foods, which could impact health negatively over time. The study analyzed data on […]

Easy Black Bean Soup

Steps: Blend 2 cans of the beans with the tomato paste until the beans are broken down into a thick (but not necessarily smooth) paste. Heat a large pot over medium-high head. Add the bean paste, remaining black beans, and remaining broth, and stir to combine. Add the cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and let […]

Navigating Holiday Desserts

The winter holidays are the season for sweets. Though this year may be different, many of us will still find a way to continue the tradition of baking, exchanging, and enjoying holiday treats. And while it is important to embrace these pleasures of the season, we all know the aftermath of an overindulgence can last […]
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Low Energy? Don’t Overlook Anemia

Over three million Americans have anemia—low levels of the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. Although anemia can signal a serious underling condition, for many cases dietary changes can help. One Condition, Many Causes: Anemia has a variety of causes, including blood loss, cancer, bone marrow diseases, some intestinal diseases, kidney […]