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Heart-Healthy Diet Tweaks
Most of us know the basics when it comes to foods that harm or help our hearts. But a recent review study turned up a few surprises.
Take It in Both Arms
Next time, have your blood pressure taken in both arms, or do it yourself at the drug store. It's a good way to check for atherosclerosis.
Crafting Resolutions You Can Keep
Research on motivation offers some useful tips for ways to pursue your goals for the New Year without becoming discouraged.
Know the Sugars in Your Sugar
Not all sugar is the same. Eating some sugars stimulate our bodies to signal that we are full; others trigger a craving to eat more.
Avocados' Gut Punch
You probably already know avocados are good for you, but their benefits for your body are even greater than we thought.
The Wine and Cheese Solution
Certain foods help you stay sharp mentally, and cheese and wine are among them. Moderation still matters, though.
Dried Fruits Deliver
Good fruit is hard to find in the winter. Dried fruit supplies the same fiber and nutrients as fresh fruit does. Cue the fruitcake.
Neighborhood Stores and Childhood Obesity
The kinds of food outlets serving a community have a big effect on child obesity rates, especially in low income neighborhoods.
Oxygenate Your Brain, with Chocolate
Cocoa boosts brain power by helping bring more oxygen to your brain, but not everyone benefits equally. And moderation matters, too.
Vegetarians' Weak Bones
Vegans and vegetarians get less protein than meat-eaters, making them more prone to fractures. There are ways to keep bones strong.
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