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How to Age Gracefully Via a Healthy Diet

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"Try substituting fish into meals a few times a week," says Jackson Blatner. "Americans tend to eat less fish than people in other parts of the world, and they are missing out on great-tasting protein that's packed with omega-3s." Omega-3s support brain and heart health, two important considerations as you age. In fact, Mayo Clinic doctors believe that omega-3s reduce the risk of dying of heart disease.

Simple Nutrition: Benefits of Dairy in a Daily Diet

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Dairy is beneficial for all ages, because it is a top food source for calcium, potassium and vitamin D – nutrients that many Americans, including children, are most lacking in their diets. And dairy products are safe to consume. “The bottom line is milk and other dairy foods are safe and nutritious foods you can recommend to others and enjoy with confidence,” confirms Dr. Gregory Miller, PhD, FACN, chief science officer at National Dairy Council.

Misunderstood Foods That Are Now a Part of a Healthy Diet

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Shunned for many years, eggs were believed to be bad for heart health due to high cholesterol levels. However, numerous studies have shown that intake of dietary cholesterol has little influence on blood cholesterol levels. In fact, the Harvard School of Public Health states that the biggest influence on blood cholesterol level is the mix of fats and carbohydrates in your diet — not the amount of cholesterol you take in from food.

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