Home Subscriber Only

Subscriber Only

Some fruits are touted as “superfoods,” and others maligned as unhealthy. The simple truth is that all fruits are health-promoting choices. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans do not eat the recommended daily amount of fruit (the equivalent of about two cups of fruit a day). Putting to rest some common misconceptions can help shift your […]
This category can only be viewed by members. To view this category, sign up by purchasing Tufts Health & Nutrition Subscription.
All fruits—in all forms—are good choices. Even those higher in sugar are packed with fiber and nutrients (and lower in sugar than other sweet treats).

The “Healthiest” Fruits

Some fruits are touted as “superfoods,” and others maligned as unhealthy. The simple truth is that all fruits are health-promoting choices. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans do not eat the recommended daily amount of fruit (the equivalent of about two cups of fruit a day). Putting to rest some common misconceptions can help shift your […]
heart attack

Blood metabolites could predict your risk for cardiovascular disease

It turns out the old saying is true: you are what you eat. Foods we consume are digested and absorbed, and then broken down into small chemicals (metabolites). The make-up of metabolites found in your blood depends, in part, on what you eat, and this metabolic signature may predict your cardiovascular health. A study published […]
Dietary supplements, which are largely unregulated, may contain potentially dangerous ingredients not listed on labels.

Specific supplements bought online may contain dangerous ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers regarding 46 specific weight loss and male enhancement products. Laboratory analysis of these products found active pharmaceutical ingredients not listed on the labels. Many of these hidden ingredients are approved for use by prescription only and could cause potentially serious side effects […]
HIIT

Even half an hour of activity may help counteract dangers of sedentary lifestyle

An analysis of data from multiple observational studies suggests 30 minutes of exercise a day may help you live longer, even if you’re otherwise sedentary. In the study, published recently in the British Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at data from activity trackers worn by 44,000 men and women (average age around 66 years) in […]
Make the most of breakfast by swapping out processed meats, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and fried potatoes for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

What to Do About Breakfast

When it comes to breaking the overnight fast, whether to eat breakfast—and what to eat if you do—can be a confusing topic. The fact is, if you do it right, the morning meal can offer an important opportunity to nourish your body, and it may help with weight control. What to Eat: Typical American breakfast […]

Q. Do people who do not have a gluten sensitivity benefit from reducing or...

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, a nutrition professor at the Friedman School and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “The short answer is no. “Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. In people with the autoimmune condition celiac disease, gluten damages the lining of the intestines, leading to malabsorption […]
Calorie counting

Q. I find it difficult and off-putting to calculate the calories in all the...

A. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter answers: “Counting calories is not necessary, and, I believe, not desirable when trying to lose weight. Calories of course matter, but the number of calories we ultimately eat—and burn—is influenced long-term by […]
TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH TOMATOES

Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower with Tomatoes

Ingredients 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric 1⁄8 tsp cayenne pepper 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 10 cups) 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups) 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro Steps: Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix oil, sea salt, turmeric, and cayenne pepper in small […]

Lose Excess Weight to Fight Breast Cancer

Women, if you are looking for more motivation to have a healthy weight, a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute may be just what you need. Excess body weight is an established risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. The researchers pooled data from 10 different prospective cohort studies to see […]
heart attack

Protect your Heart by Eating to Decrease Inflammation

The articles on page one and four of this issue encourage you to follow a healthy dietary pattern to protect your cardiovascular health. A study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests diet’s impact on heart health is partly related to inflammation. In short: higher levels of inflammatory markers are […]