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Four Diet Changes That Can Improve Your Health Today

We all know that diet and health are linked, but it can be difficult to give up those comfort foods or forgo a serving or two of a favorite family recipe.So what are the most important diet changes that seniors to make? We did some research and found four simple adjustments you can make to your diet that will make you feel better immediately and improve your long-term health.Consume fewer calories, but more protein.As we age, we don’t need as many calories. Older women generally need between 1,6...

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The Best Ways to Break-Proof Your Bones

The thought of a broken bone — the cast, long recovery, missed activities, limited mobility, extra cost, rehabilitation — is especially frightening to older people. It takes longer for older bones to heal. And, many seniors — especially older women — are at a heightened risk for broken bones because of osteoporosis. But, good news: there are ways you can protect your bones. In this post, you’ll learn what yogurt, coffee, and clutter have to do with healthy bones.1. Make up for age-related bone l...

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How Going Nuts Could Save Your Life

It’s not a joke. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who eat a handful of nuts per day are 20 percent less likely to die early than those who skip the snacks. In addition to lower early death rates, the researchers, whose work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who consumed seven or more handful-sized servings per week saw a 25 percent reduction in death from cardiovascular disease, and an 11 percent reduction in death fr...

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The Healthiest Foods in the World

Back in the 1940s, a man named J.I. Rodale created what would become a famous list of health foods. The foods on the list are not only organic, they’re high in disease-fighting antioxidants, packed with essential fatty acids, and loaded with other vital nutrients. In this post, we’ll feature four favorite foods from Rodale’s list — foods that the organic pioneer said are not only ecologically-friendly, but “give disease a small punch in the solar plexus”.Coconut. There’s a reason why American he...

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True “Happy Meals” — 3 Feel-Good Foods

Eating right doesn’t just make you healthier. It can also make you happier. Scientists are discovering more and more ways diet impacts mood. Some great ways to help curb crankiness can be found right in your grocery store. In this post, we’re spotlighting three “feel-good” foods. What you eat can help elevate your mood in two essential ways. First, certain foods deliver several key nutrients that help your brain chemistry combat depression and improve the quality of sleep. Second, they help buil...

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Sick of Being Sick? Try these 3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Immunity

There’s no magic cure for the common cold, but there are several easy ways to boost your immunity and reduce your risk of getting sick. In this post, we highlight three all-natural and affordable ways to improve your defenses.Navy beans. Most people need more folic acid — it’s the most common nutrient deficiency in the United States. Not getting enough folic acid can diminish our thymus and lymph nodes, which are vital parts of our immune system. One of the simplest ways to get folic acid? Navy ...

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Can Red Wine Help Preserve Hearing?

For years, we’ve known that red wine, in moderation, could benefit the heart. We’re now learning that the French and Italians who drink wine with every meal might also be protecting their hearing. A 2013 study reported that resveratrol — the anti-aging, disease-fighting antioxidant found in red wine — could actually protect against hearing loss.A team of researchers looked at rats that were exposed to exceedingly loud music. One group of rats received resveratrol. The results published in the jo...

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3 Foods That Make You Smarter

Can your diet make you smarter? Yes. A growing body of research shows that the foods we eat play an important role not only in our physical health, but also in our everyday brain function. In this post, we spotlight three foods that scientists say make us sharper by improving memory and increasing concentration.1. SalmonFatty fish —especially salmon, albacore tuna, and sardines — are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that are key for a healthy mind. Many experts believe DHA, one of the main omega-...

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How to Get the Best Produce During the Cold Months

It’s late February, and if you’re like most Americans, you need some fruits and veggies. Our winter diets are chuck full of holiday treats and comfort food, but far too slim on fresh produce. Your local grocery store has plenty of options, of course, but many people don’t realize that the best produce to grab during the winter of year isn’t our typical favorites. Here are some tips on picking the healthiest, most affordable winter produce.Turnips. Many root veggies are in season in the winter, i...

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Five Heart-Attack Fighting Meals…from Rachael Ray

Heart-healthy doesn’t mean tasteless.  Last month, we dispatched our food team to find flavorful recipes that are both low in cholesterol and calories.  We found a treasure trove of heart-friendly recipes by Rachael Ray.  From Crunch Berry Pancakes to White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie (YES!), we’re happy to introduce you to five Rachael-endorsed recipes that are all less than 500 calories per serving.

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