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Vision Quest Eat a Rainbow of Color for Healthy Eyes

by Melinda Hemmelgarn One of the best ways to protect and preserve our precious eyesight is to focus on food. In general, the same plant-based, antioxidant-rich diets that defend against heart disease and cancer also contribute to eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration—the two most …

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Befriending Food: Embrace the Psychology of Eating

by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit …

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Nutrition Upgrades: Five Strategies for Better Health

by Melinda Hemmelgarn Springtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a …

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Changing Our Diet to Cool the Climate

Good Food Choices Enable Global Health by Judith Fertig Three years ago, the New York Times added a new word to the world’s food vocabulary: Climatarian (n.) A diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to reduce energy spent in transportation), choosing …

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Spice Up Healthy Cooking: Six Seasonings with Surprising Payoffs

by Amber Lanier Nagle Spices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six. Garlic (Allium sativum) “There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic …

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Frugal Foodie: Practical Uses for Aging Produce

by Judith Fertig When Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. …

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Foods Our Heart Will Love

Top 10 Heart Healthy Choices by Judith Fertig “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning once penned this unforgettable line to her husband and fellow poet, Robert Browning. Let us also count the ways to improve our loved ones’ heart health: Lower blood pressure. …

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