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Food Choices with Focus On Eye Health

The foods we eat have tremendous effects on how well our bodies function, even if the benefits don’t become immediately obvious. Unlike the well-publicized links between the foods we eat and medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes, the connection between nutrition and eye health often gets neglected – until a problem arises.

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For Weight Loss, Start Organizing Your Kitchen

We all know that a cluttered work space can interfere with our productivity and hinder creativity. Turns out, the same is true for the kitchen, where we plan and prepare meals, and store our supplies. As a registered dietitian, I’ve had many clients who were so overwhelmed with the clutter in their homes that it interfered with their ability to incorporate healthful changes into their eating habits and lifestyles. Here’s a sampling of simple changes for streamlining your kitchen.

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For Lasting Weight Loss, Go Fast or Slow?

Shedding pounds too rapidly has long been considered by experts as a recipe for short-lived success, almost inevitably leading to reoccurring weight gain. A better approach was thought to be losing one to two pounds a week, enough time to let the body adjust and make the changes permanent. But the idea that slimming down at a reduced rate produces better outcomes long-term may be delusional, according to a new study that found no differences for participants in so-called crash diets by comparison to their counterparts who took a slower pace.

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Chronic Sleep Deprivation Considered a Public Health Threat

Nearly half of American adults are regularly sleep-deprived, according to a Gallup poll that has been tracking people’s sleep habits for decades. Less than seven hours a night has become the rule rather than the exception, down by more than an hour since the 1940s. Especially those who are starting careers and young parents don’t get the amount of sleep they need, and it has long-term consequences for their health.

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Promoting Bone Health Can’t Start Too Soon, Scientists Say

Insufficient Calcium and Vitamin D intake during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Unfortunately, many youngsters don’t get enough of these important nutrients in their diet, and sedentary lifestyles and indoor activities like watching television or playing video games don’t help.

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Healthy Pantry Essentials

A well-stocked pantry is essential to ensure you can create healthy and delicious meals at a moment’s notice. What’s more, having a kitchen stocked with good-for-you options can help you peel off unwanted pounds. That’s because home-cooked meals typically amount to smaller portions and fewer calories than restaurant food, less saturated fat and added sugars than in processed and ready-to-eat items, and more fruits and vegetables than in most dishes you get served away from home.

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