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Helpful Hints for Eating Right - Health Awareness

A healthy diet is one that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, paired with healthy sources of protein and fats. This translates to a largely plant-based diet with protein from fish, skinless poultry, nuts, legumes, and small… Read More
Coping With a Heart Attack

Coping With a Heart Attack - Health A-Z

A heart attack, known medically as a myocardial infarction, occurs when a blood clot blocks one of the coronary arteries (see Figure 9). Each coronary artery supplies blood to a specific part of the heart's muscular wall, so a… Read More

Healthy Eating: A Letter from the Editor - Health A-Z

Dear Reader, Healthy eating is easier than ever. That's because we know so much more about what a healthy diet looks like than we ever have before. Choosing healthy foods based on good science remains the… Read More

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Health A-Z

  Every five years, the government asks a committee to review the latest nutritional science and create recommendations for the public. The 2011 guidelines from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Human Services emphasize… Read More

Foods with Healthy Fats, Carbs, and Proteins - Health A-Z

How do you know the difference between a good fat and a bad fat? The same question applies to carbohydrates and proteins. These foods, known as macronutrients, are the basic categories of nutrients that humans need. They provide the… Read More

All About Fat in Your Diet - Health A-Z

Fat now makes up about one-third of the average American's diet. At one time, experts encouraged people to eat less fat. These days, experts are more concerned about the type of fat you eat, especially for heart health, thanks… Read More
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