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Superfoods and Everyday Heroes

I’d like to retire the word “superfood.” I don’t think a select few fruits and vegetables are the end-all and be-all of healthy eating. This is not to say that items like kale or blueberries aren’t especially healthful. But choosing a variety of whole plant foods as part of a balanced diet is much more important.

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Seafood: Safety Versus Health Benefits

Concerns about mercury and other pollutants prevent some consumers from eating fish. Yet, scientific evidence consistently suggests that the advantages of seafood surpass the risks. Fish is an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, and provides many important health benefits. In fact, it is likely you are not getting enough fish in your diet.

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Healthy Aging: You Are as Old as You Perceive Yourself

The way we think of ourselves as we grow older determines at least to some extent how well or how poorly we fare. If we perceive aging purely as a loss of vigor and vitality, nature will probably help us along on that path. If we see it as a chance to continue with life’s journey, albeit perhaps in different ways, we may reap unexpected rewards.

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How to Choose an Activity Tracker

You’ve heard all about how important physical activity is, not just for weight control but for many other aspects of good health. Perhaps you’ve tried to exercise regularly or at least walk more often. So why would you want some sort of monitor to track your every move? That’s what I used to think. But now, for myself and for many of my patients, I know the benefits.

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The Healthy Grocery Cart

Grocery stores are among the most deceptive places out there, filled with confusing and oftentimes misleading front-of-package claims that trick shoppers into thinking their food choices are healthy when in fact they’re not. That’s why it’s left to us consumers to make better choices for ourselves. Here’s a simple guide to the best shopping cart I can think of…

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Even Diet Sodas Can Make You Fat

Even so-called diet sodas make people fat. How so? If losing weight were all about calories, then consuming diet drinks would seem like a good idea. That’s certainly what soda makers like Coca-Cola want us to believe in their ads, pretending to join the fight against obesity. They promote their low or no calorie drinks and that they cut sugary drinks in schools. That should be a good thing, right? In fact, it may be worse than having a regular Coke.

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