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Diabetes and Cataracts

…advanced glycation end products (AGEs). To understand glycation’s effects on the eyes, I like to use the analogy of cracking an egg into a hot frying pan. The clear part of the egg turns white as the proteins undergo glycation. Likewise, when glycation occurs in the protein-dense lens of the eye…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…dinner. But before you succumb to unhealthy and expensive take-out, here are five dinners you can make with what you have on hand: 1. 20-Minute Stir-Fry: Spray pan with olive oil cooking spray and add sliced onions, peppers, mushrooms, and whatever other vegetables you have handy. Add 1 pound of diced…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

…eliminate sugar and white flour, which can wreak havoc with your blood sugar levels and contribute to weight gain. Second, avoid trans-fatty acids, deep-fried foods, and anything made with hydrogenated oils—all of which raise your risk of heart disease. You’ll also want to limit your intake of saturated…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…literally! Research has shown time and again that saturated fats in meat, whole-fat dairy, and other animal products, and trans-fatty acids found in fried and processed foods have deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system and increase risk of heart disease—but people still insist on eating them…

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

…questions about how food is prepared and request substitutions. * Choose items that are grilled, sautéed, baked, or broiled as opposed to breaded or fried. Instead of creamy, rich side dishes or starch-riddled rice and potatoes, ask for steamed vegetables. * Order all dressings and sauces on the side and…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Stop Storing Fat

…saturated fats from meat and high-fat dairy products, and overly processed vegetable oils (trans fats) found in margarine, peanut butter, baked goods, and fried foods. These dietary fats do nothing to promote healthy weight loss. Make sure the dietary fats that you do eat come from healthy sources such as fish…

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10 Tips That Make Following a Healthy Diet Plan Easy

…are simple things you can do to make following a healthy diet plan easy, including: 1. Use cooking spray to coat skillets and baking dishes. 2. Never fry food: grill, sauté, broil, or bake instead. 3. Lightly steam vegetables. 4. Make large quantities of soup and other foods, and freeze for later use…

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10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy

…refined carbohydrates wreak havoc with blood sugar levels and contribute to weight gain. * Avoid saturated fats and trans fatty acids. Red meat, deep-fried foods, and anything made with hydrogenated oils (margarine, shortening, store-bought pastries and cookies) raise your risk of heart disease. * Make…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…was based on now-discredited science and propagated by oil industry insiders, coconut oil, which had long been a staple in commercially baked and fried foods, virtually disappeared from the American market—replaced by soybean and other partially hydrogenated oils. This debacle ushered in the trans…

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The Weight Loss Secret the Diet Industry Won't Tell You About

…behavior. Chronic exposure to unhealthy, high-calorie foods beats down our inhibitory control, so it’s literally not your fault that you’re craving fries, a donut, or a candy bar. But what researchers also found is that regular exercise enhances inhibitory control—reprogramming your brain to eat healthier…

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

…Lent marks the time of year when fish is on the menu for Friday night dinners. Unfortunately, that often means eating artery clogging breaded, or fried, fish—and fish that contains dangerous levels of mercury. A better choice is what we do at our house—eat coldwater fish. It is an excellent source…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

…low-fat diet. The saturated fats in meat and dairy fuel hormone-dependent cancers and are clearly linked with prostate cancer. Trans-fatty acids in fried and processed foods are also suspect. On the other hand, certain foods prevent prostate cancer. Soy contains antioxidants and isoflavones with specific…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…fish, mono- and polyunsaturated fats, low-fat dairy products, blueberries, cocoa, green tea, coffee, and alcohol (light-to-moderate—heavy drinking fries your brain). * Stay sharp with supplements. A number of neuroprotective vitamins, minerals, and other supplements can increase the odds of keeping your…

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