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New Nutrition Labels Could Mean Less Confusion, Better Choices for Seniors An initiative to revamp the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, making them less-confusing and easier to read, is entering its final stages, according to an article in USA Today. For almost a decade now, the FDA has been…

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Watch the Salt!!  The Health Risks of a High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet The news is alarming and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change in diet is a must: Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk…

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Keep Healthy With These Superfoods 5 Superfoods For Health When Food Network chef Dave Lieberman and New York Times science writer Anahad O’Connor surveyed the growing pantheon of so-called superfoods, they found many that were health-promoting powerhouses — but also many that were expensive, tricky to cook with and not…

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Watch the Salt!!  The Health Risks of a High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet The news is alarming and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change in diet is a must: Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk…

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8 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol 1. There is no minimum for dietary cholesterol. The liver makes enough to meet the body’s needs. Vegans eat no cholesterol and do just fine. According to the American Heart Association, get less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day and under 200 mg if…

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5 Healthy Foods to Fight Inflammation 1. Cocoa Cocoa contains anti-inflammatory compounds called flavanols, substances that reduce both blood clotting and inflammation in the body. Enjoying a cup or two of hot cocoa per week can help reduce inflammation, particularly if it’s made with skim or low-fat milk to keep…

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A Natural Product Does Not Mean a Safe Product Here are some important facts about dietary supplements such as herbs and vitamins: They may affect how well other medicines work in your body. Herbs and some plant-based products may prevent medicines from doing what they are supposed to do. These…

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Foods That Help Prevent Cancer Researchers say about a third of all cancers could be prevented if we maintain a healthy weight, eat a healthy diet and exercise. And emerging science is telling us more and more about what combination of foods appears to offer the most protection against cancer….

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Gout Growing in U.S., Mostly in Men and Seniors A new study shows that the incidence of gout, a type of arthritis, rose 44% over the past two decades, mostly in men and seniors. Gout now afflicts 8.3 million Americans, or 3.9% of the population, compared to 6.1 million, or 2.7%,…

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New Nutrition Labels Could Mean Less Confusion, Better Choices for Seniors An initiative to revamp the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, making them less-confusing and easier to read, is entering its final stages, according to an article in USA Today. For almost a decade now, the FDA has been…