Articles relating to 'HEALTHY EATING'
Harvard’s scientific trick: Healthy food becomes irresistible?

healthy eating, brainDon’t like the taste of wheatgrass or cod liver oil? How about broccoli, my least favorite childhood vegetable?!

If it sounds like something you wouldn’t ever try, or can’t bring yourself to eat, think again. Recent research has suggested that there is, in fact, a way you can be “trained” to like those less than palatable foods.

A … Read More

4 popular foods that can make seniors sick

HEALTHY EATING, TOXINSI can’t stress enough to my patients the importance of healthy eating. Whether it’s for their blood pressure, diabetes or to prevent illness, a well-balanced diet high in essential nutrients is the key to a long life.

But sometimes what you think is reasonably healthy, just isn’t. Worse still, it contains hidden toxins that can sabotage your best … Read More

Why thawing foods at room temperature could land you in the ER

food poisoning, prevention Summer is the season for fun-filled family barbecues. But most people don’t think about their food safety until they – or someone they know – gets sick from eating contaminated food.

Not something to be taken lightly, food poisoning is especially serious and potentially life-threatening for older adults, as well as people with weaker immune systems. If you have … Read More

Why organic food really is better (and not as expensive as you think)

organic, dietSome great news for the organic food shopper on a budget! (And those of us who’d like to buy organic, but are turned off by the price.)

Recently, big box retail giant Walmart lowered the price of organic food nationwide with its new in-house line of organic products, such as the kitchen cupboard staples, olive oil and black … Read More

Why a banana a day keeps the doctor away

bananas, nutrients, heart, potassiumWhat lies underneath that bright yellow peel? An abundance of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and functioning at its best!

Turns out, the humble banana is more important for your health than you may have realized, so take a lesson from those energetic apes. Here’s why.

Are you getting enough vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber? … Read More

Shaken: Bring Salt Back To Your Dinner Table

DIET, CARDIOVASCULARThe next time you crave some salt on your potatoes (or those fresh garden tomatoes), live a little! Grab that salt shaker for a quick sprinkling.

Recommended levels of sodium are now considered lower than what’s necessary, and the lower amounts are even linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Sodium Guidelines Too Restrictive

New research, published … Read More

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