Healthy Diet Can Protect Against Diabetes: Harvard Study

Healthy Diet Can Protect Against Diabetes: Harvard Study


Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, but you can protect yourself with a healthier diet. And the same type of diet can help you manage diabetes if you already have it.

According to experts at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center and the Harvard School of Public Health, specific foods that help reduce your risk include green leafy vegetables, oat cereal, yogurt and dairy products, grapes, apples, blueberries and walnuts. Surprisingly, coffee and decaf java are also on the list. > >> read more ...

Healthy, Smoke-Free Lifestyle Tied to at Least an Extra Decade of Life

Healthy, Smoke-Free Lifestyle Tied to at Least an Extra Decade of Life


Adults who follow a healthy lifestyle in middle age may extend their lifespan by more than a decade and have a lower risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers focused on five habits long linked to a lower risk of developing or dying from variety of chronic medical problems: not smoking, limiting alcohol, exercising, eating well, and maintaining a healthy weight.

During more than three decades of follow-up, people who followed all five of these habits were 74 percent less likely to die from all causes, 82 percent less likely to die from heart disease and 65 percent less likely to die from cancer. > >> read more ...

Swedish Study Reveals Secret to Long, Healthy Life

Swedish Study Reveals Secret to Long, Healthy Life


An ongoing Swedish study has revealed some of the key steps that we can all take to age healthier and stay independent for longer, even after the age of 90.

Researchers at Uppsala University have shared some of the findings from their ongoing Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM), a study that began in 1970 and looks at 2,322 men who were born in the early 1920s.

The latest follow-up found that 276 of the 369 men originally taking part were still living alone and leading an independent life, even though the average age of the participants is now 87. > >> read more ...

Healthy Diet May Preserve Vision, Says Expert

Healthy Diet May Preserve Vision, Says Expert


Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near the center of the retina, located on the inside back layer of the eye), leading to a decline in central vision.

There is no cure for AMD, which affects about 10 million Americans. It’s the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Along with age, smoking and family history, a poor diet is a major risk factor for AMD. > >> read more ...

Healthy Keto Avocado Hummus | The KetoDiet Blog

Healthy Keto Avocado Hummus | The KetoDiet Blog

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This tasty keto & paleo hummus combines some of the healthiest fats from avocado, macadamia nuts and extra virgin olive oil – all of these ketogenic foods are fantastic sources of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocado and macadamias are also high in electrolytes, especially magnesium and potassium. You wouldn’t believe how well soaked macadamia nuts work in hummus instead of the traditionally used high-carb chickpeas!

I served mine on top of baby sweet peppers, jalapeños and celery stalks. You can even serve them with freshly chopped carrots – just watch out for the extra carbs and stick with 1 to 2 carrots per serving. > >> read more ...

Healthy Keto Italian Dressing | The KetoDiet Blog

Healthy Keto Italian Dressing | The KetoDiet Blog

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This keto friendly Italian Salad Dressing is perfect to keep on hand for salads, to marinate meat and vegetables in, or use as a dipping sauce for antipasto. Simply shake the ingredients up in a jar and it’s good to go!

Hands-on5 minutesOverall5 minutes

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml)

0.4 grams
0.2 grams
0.4 grams
16.5 grams
2.4 grams
151 calories

Total Carbs0.6gramsFiber0.2gramsNet Carbs0.4gramsProtein0.4gramsFat16.5gramsof which Saturated2.4gramsCalories151kcalMagnesium2mg (0.52% RDA)Potassium13mg (0.64% EMR) > >> read more ...

Going to Concerts Is Healthy

Going to Concerts Is Healthy


The bright lights, screaming crowds and pulsating beats that come with attending a concert can actually help you live longer, a new study reports.
According to research conducted by UK music venue O2 and Patrick Fagan, a Goldsmith University lecturer and expert in behavioral science, 20 minutes at a gig “can lead to a 21 percent increase in [a] feeling of well-being,” reports the study. Comparatively, yoga increases well-being by 10 percent, and dog-walking by 7 percent. > >> read more ...

10 Healthy Ways to Go Green for St. Pat’s Day

10 Healthy Ways to Go Green for St. Pat’s Day


Going green isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day. Leafy greens are some of the healthiest foods on the planet, and you should eat plenty of them year-round, health experts note.

“In general, leafy greens are high in vitamins A, C and K, potassium, and fiber with only five to 40 calories per cup,” notes registered dietitian Joy Dubost. “They are real nutrition superstars.”

Among other things, greens burn fat, slow aging, help the heart, fight diabetes, nourish gut flora, neutralize toxins, build enzymes, and even offer sun protection. > >> read more ...

Study Challenges ‘Healthy but Obese’ Claim

Study Challenges ‘Healthy but Obese’ Claim


Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested Friday.

While it is generally accepted that being overweight increases a person’s disease risk, some researchers have recently suggested that carrying extra weight does not actually boost death rates for some, particularly the elderly.

A number have even suggested that being overweight may protect against disease, a claim dubbed the “obesity paradox.” > >> read more ...

Healthy Diet Doesn’t Neutralize High Salt Intake: Study

Healthy Diet Doesn’t Neutralize High Salt Intake: Study


Eating a healthy diet doesn’t counteract the effects eating too much salt has on your blood pressure, says a new study published in the journal Hypertension.

Researchers from several institutions, including Imperial College London and Northwestern University, analyzed the diets of more than 4,000 people. The results found that people who ate higher amounts of salt had higher blood pressure regardless of whether or not they ate an overall healthy diet.

Past studies have suggested that a diet high in fruits and vegetables kept blood pressure in check due to the heart-healthy vitamins and minerals they contain. But while they do seem to lower blood pressure, the new study found they don’t counteract the effects of a diet high in salt. > >> read more ...

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