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Caffeine and a healthy diet may boost memory, thinking skills; alcohol's ... - Harvard Health Publications (blog)

Caffeine and a healthy diet may boost memory, thinking skills; alcohol's ... - Harvard Health Publications (blog) | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
Caffeine and a healthy diet may boost memory, thinking skills; alcohol's ...
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An even better strategy for maintaining memory and thinking skills with age may be to eat a healthy diet.
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U.S. agencies consider a diet for a healthy planet

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For the first time, U.S. agencies consider a diet for a healthy planet
If the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee has its way, America’s dinner plates are about to include a healthy portion of much needed environmental awareness.
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Study: Americans Eating Healthier Diet - CBS Local

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Study: Americans Eating Healthier Diet
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BOSTON, Mass. (CBS Connecticut) – According to a new study, Americans are eating a more modestly healthier diet now than they were a decade ago.
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Nutritional diet can help prevent, curb type 2 diabetes

Nutritional diet can help prevent, curb type 2 diabetes | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed that specific nutritious foods and dietary patterns can help in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes.
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A healthy diet with exercise, you win!

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Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN

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(CNN) -- It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet.
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How to have a healthy heart – 11 diet and lifestyle tips

How to have a healthy heart – 11 diet and lifestyle tips | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
How to have a healthy heart?WikiYeah introduces top 11 diet and lifestyle tips to increase heart health naturally and safely

Via Vanessa Tan
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Want to know how to have a healthy heart? Wikiyeah.com introduces top 11 useful diet and lifestyle tips to help you improve heart health naturally. Check out now!

How To Have A Healthy Heart – 11 Diet & Lifestyle Tips

1. Limit Solid Fat

Reduce the amount of solid fats like butter, margarine, or shortening you add to food when cooking or serving. Instead of cooking with butter, for example, flavor your dishes with herbs or lemon juice. You could also limit solid fat by trimming fat off your meat or choosing leaner proteins.

2. Change Your Habits

The best way to avoid saturated or trans fats is to change your lifestyle practices. Instead of chips, snack on fruit or vegetables. Challenge yourself to cook with a limited amount of butter. At restaurants, ask that sauces or dressings be put on the side—or left off altogether. [See: how to increase brain power]

3. Substitute

The next tip on how to have a healthy heart is to substitute certain foods with other proper ones. Swap out high-fat foods for their lower-fat counterparts. Top your baked potato, for example, with salsa or low-fat yogurt rather than butter, or use low-sugar fruit spread on your toast instead of margarine. When cooking, use liquid oils like canola, olive, safflower, or sunflower, and substitute two egg whites for one whole egg in a recipe.

4. Be Label-Savvy

Check food labels on any prepared foods. Many snacks, even those labeled “reduced fat,” might be made with oils containing trans fats. One clue that a food has some trans fat is the phrase “partially hydrogenated.” And look for hidden fat; refried beans might contain lard, or breakfast cereals might have significant amounts of fat. [Read: how to lower your cholesterol naturally]

 5. Drink A Little Alcohol A Day To Keep Heart Disease Away

“For women, just one glass of alcohol a day and, for men, up to two glasses a day could reduce the risk of heart disease.Alcohol might help the heart by enhancing levels of HDL cholesterol. But bear in mind: More is not merrier. Moderation is the key. Alcohol also has calories, and too much could cause high blood pressure, worsen heart failure, and cause heart rhythm abnormalities.”

6. Weight Training For A Healthy Heart

Strength training reduces your percentage of body fat, keeps your weight down, and increases your muscle mass and endurance for aerobic exercise. Do some weight training with free weights about two times per week, making sure to focus on both your upper and lower body. As your aerobic capacity improves through strength training, your good HDL cholesterol levels will increase. [Read: how to improve digestion naturally]

7. Measure Your Waist Size To Gauge Your Heart Health

Take a tape measure and measure your middle. If your waist size is more than 35 inches in females or more than 40 inches in males, this might tell you that you are at promoted risk for heart disease as well as type 2 diabetes.

The best manner to make a dent in that spare tire? Get serious about being more active and get rid of simple sugar and white-floured foods in your diet, adding that these foods tend to take up residence right around the middle.

8. Reduce Salt Consumption

How to have a healthy heart? High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, and reducing salt intake could help lower blood pressure. Cook with herbs in place of salt, and make sure you read food labels to see just how much salt is in prepared foods. Aim for less than 2.3 grams, about a teaspoonof salt a day. And keep up the good work when you are dining out. Ask for the sauce and salad dressings on the side because restaurant food tends to be heavily salted. [Read: healthy eating habits]

9. Sleep Well

People who sleep fewer than seven hours a night have higher blood pressure and higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, making the arteries more vulnerable to plaque buildup. In fact, the latest research shows that people who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely as others to die of heart disease. Try to avoid caffeine after noon, and develop a stress-free wind-down ritual before bed. Hint? Take a bath, and don’t pay your bills right before bed.

 10. Kick The Habit

When it comes to how to have a healthy heart, a good lifestyle is a must. Smoking is bad for your body and your heart is no exception. The nasty habit could raise your blood pressure, narrow your blood vessels, wreak havoc on your ration of “good” cholesterol to “bad” cholesterol and put you at higher risk if blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. The good news: Even if you have been a long term smoker, you could substantially cut your risk of premature death by quitting today. Now, I know it’s not a magic spell, even people with a potential willpower fall to the mighty cause of quitting smoking and that’s understandable, it’s called addiction for a reason, remember? So don’t have unnecessarily large expectations from yourself. Begin with a plan. Try lowering down your cigarette count to five a day and then weekly cut down one cigarette from that number.  Thanks to the ever growing medical science there are options available for the chain smokers. Start with a nicotine gum or consult your doctor for what’s the best way for you! [See: daily healthy living tips]

11. The Rainbow Connection

How colorful is your diet? If it is bursting with greens, reds, yellows and oranges, chances are you are eating the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. But most of us are not. And that’s too bad because these are filled with antioxidants- potent substances that fight cancer, head off hear diseases and protect against a variety of other chronic ailments.

Ten foods rich in antioxidants contain Spinach, Blueberries, Strawberries, Broccoli, Prunes, Tea, Grape juice, Cranberries, Brussels sprouts, Kale. [Read: foods highest in vitamin A]

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How to Age Better By Eating More Healthfully - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

How to Age Better By Eating More Healthfully - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
How to Age Better By Eating More Healthfully
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Maintaining a healthy diet is important throughout our lives.
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A Diet High In Salt Is Prone To Osteoporosis

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Get Healthy: A Diet High In Salt Is Prone To Osteoporosis...:http://t.co/jVaVflqI4C
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Type 2 Diabetes Patients Can Reduce Health Care Costs By $500 When They ... - Medical Daily

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Type 2 Diabetes Patients Can Reduce Health Care Costs By $500 When They ...
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6 ways to eat a healthier diet - WTXL ABC 27

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6 ways to eat a healthier diet
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However, are our obsessions with looking skinny and dieting ruining our chance for good health? Many of us have lost sight of what healthy eating looks like.
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Fighting Dementia – Helping Seniors Eat a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet

Fighting Dementia – Helping Seniors Eat a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
Maintaining good blood flow to the brain has been linked with delaying the onset and even preventing cognitive impairment, including dementia. Who wouldn’t want to do all they could to prevent dementia in their senior loved ones?
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Healthy eats for all adults!

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7 Reasons to Add Blueberries to Your Diet - Huffington Post

7 Reasons to Add Blueberries to Your Diet - Huffington Post | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
7 Reasons to Add Blueberries to Your Diet Huffington Post Blueberries contain a category of phytonutrients called polyphenols which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can contribute to heart health and a reduction of other...
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A Diet Rich in Soy Keeps your Heart Healthy - Science World Report

A Diet Rich in Soy Keeps your Heart Healthy - Science World Report | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
Science World Report A Diet Rich in Soy Keeps your Heart Healthy Science World Report For many women going through menopause, research has shown that adding this food to your diet can reduce the risk of hot flashes and other related symptoms of the...
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Incorporate this plant protein into your diet.

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Balanced diet key to healthy ageing? - TheHealthSite

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Balanced diet key to healthy ageing?
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Healthy Diet Tips

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One may wonder, what does “Eating for good health” mean?  Eating for good health means to consume the right quantities of food, from all the food groups, in order to maintain a healthy and balanced...
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Is your diet ruining your mood? - Fox News

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Is your diet ruining your mood?
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Sugar and processed foods are some of the most common culprits that can cause instant mood swings. The initial sugar high boosts your mood, but is always followed by a dip in energy.
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Healthy carbs rule, give yourself 3 weeks to get off the sugary processed foods. You will soon be craving natural, unprocessed foods.

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Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet - Yumanewsnow

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet
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Yuma, Arizona - Grains, especially whole grains, are an essential part of a healthy diet. All types of grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates and some key vitamins and minerals.
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Study turns tables on value of breakfast, weight loss - USA TODAY

Study turns tables on value of breakfast, weight loss - USA TODAY | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Study turns tables on value of breakfast, weight loss USA TODAY Before taking those findings as an excuse to down a Grand Slam Breakfast while also trying to shed pounds, other diet and nutrition experts say that eating a nutritionally...
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Healthy diet key to boosting immunity as you age - TheHealthSite

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Healthy diet key to boosting immunity as you age
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immune system While attempting to find why immunity decreases with age leading to life-threatening diseases, researchers have cracked how to rejuvenate ageing immune cells.
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Healthy Eating: Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It

Healthy Eating: Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
Healthy eating is about eating smart. Transform your eating habits with these easy tips.
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Crowdsourcing app can help users choose healthy foods - Harvard Health Publications (blog)

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Crowdsourcing app can help users choose healthy foods
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People who want to follow a healthy diet sometimes need a little help knowing where a meal or snack falls on the healthfulness scale.
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It doesn't take the place of advice from a professional, but is a great resource.

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Healthy diet after diabetes diagnosis improves survival - Family Practice News Digital Network

Healthy diet after diabetes diagnosis improves survival Family Practice News Digital Network Major finding: Women who placed in the top quintile for a healthy eating pattern following their diagnosis of type 2 diabetes had all-cause and...
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Routt County CSU Extension: It's about the whole diet, and not the occasional ... - Steamboat Pilot & Today

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What does your whole diet look like? Are you eating a variety of healthy foods every day?
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18 Health Benefits Of Whole Grains - Huffington Post

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18 Health Benefits Of Whole Grains
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But the USDA recommends eating grains daily, and at least half of those should be whole grains.
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Understanding the Nutrition Label

Understanding the Nutrition Label | Nutrition and Diabetes | Scoop.it
Packaged food must have a Nutrition Facts Table that lists the caloric and nutritional content, which can help you compare foods and choose the best one for your health. (Do you know the difference between low salt and reduced sodium?
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The Best Diet: Quality Counts

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Dietary guidelines have changed over the years as research becomes more accurate in determining what we should eat to attain optimal health and weight. The strongest evidence to date shows that cal...
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Variety, moderation  and the plate method!

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