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Whole grains come in all different shapes and sizes—but they are all simple to cook, delicious, and healthy choices.

The Ultimate Guide to Whole Grains

Eating more minimally processed whole grains and whole-grain foods is a good choice for your health. Beyond oatmeal and brown rice, there’s a wide array of whole grains to discover. Here’s everything you need know to begin exploring the delicious and healthy world of whole grains! What is a Whole Grain? Whole grains are the […]
Some natural, highly-sweet compounds can make sweet foods “sugar-free” and “low-calorie,” but that does not mean these foods are healthy.

The Facts About Natural Sugar Substitutes

Nutrition research is rarely unequivocal, but experts are in agreement on at least one fact: added sugars are bad for our health. Sugar substitutes are used by food manufacturers to try to satisfy our desire for sweets without cavities, calories, and blood-sugar impact. The most recent entries into the “sugar-free” scene are low calorie and […]

DASH Diet: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. The DASH eating plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been proven to help control two of the major cardiovascular disease risk factors—high blood pressure and high blood levels of LDL cholesterol. Whether you want to reverse high blood pressure and high LDL […]

Lose Weight…and Keep it Off

Weight is about more than appearance. Being overweight and obese is associated with a lower quality of life (especially as we age) and higher risk for a wide range of diseases (from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to cancer and viral infections). The good news is, losing even five to ten percent of excess weight can […]

Risks of an Expanding Waistline

Forty-four percent of U.S. adults 50 and over have metabolic syndrome, a cluster of interrelated health issues that increases risk for heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. It also raises the risk of poor immune function and severe disease due to viral infections. The good news is, metabolic syndrome can be reversed. Metabolic Syndrome: […]

Eat Better, Shop Better, with this Simple Plan

Would you like to permanently reduce time spent shopping and preparing food, while improving your diet and health? The step-by-step guide that follows will...

Preserving Brain Health Through a Heart-Healthy Diet

We have all forgotten why we walked into a room or had trouble recalling a common word, and the frequency of these lapses almost...
Selection of healthy fat sources.

Swaps for Heart and Brain Health

Simple swaps—like choosing foods with unsaturated fats to replace those with saturated, unprocessed or reduced sodium foods over typical high-sodium processed products, fruits instead...
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Alcohol’s Overhyped Health Benefits

Some people feel a drink at the end of a tough day helps them unwind and relax. Others may see a daily glass of...
Genes and Weight

Genes and Weight

In 1953, the same year Watson and Crick reported the discovery of DNA, Jean Mayer, former president of Tufts University and then a professor...