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Be sugar smart

This section could be called “Be Carb Smart,” but we want to impress upon you that when we talk about carbohydrates, we’re really talking about sugars. That’s because all carbohydrates are broken down (metabolized) into simple sugars. Therefore, because sugars are the bottom line when it comes to carbohydrates and their metabolism, we think it’s [...]

Sunrise Quinoa with fresh fruit

Sunrise Quinoa with fresh fruit

Serves 4 3 cups cooked quinoa 3 apricots, chopped 1 orange, peeled and sectioned 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans Combine all ingredients except the nuts in a bowl and chill for 1 hour or overnight. Top with nuts before serving.

Make fiber your friend

Make fiber your friend

Remember when the word “fiber” used to make people snicker and look embarrassed? People aren’t snickering anymore, because they’re learning just how important fiber is and how getting enough of it can not only make you feel better, but live healthier, longer. Fiber is a calorie-free nutrient that is necessary for maintaining regular bowel movements, [...]

STEP 1: Watch your fats

STEP 1: Watch your fats

As a general guideline, you should hold your total fat intake to 25 to 30 percent of calories, and no more than 10 percent of total caloric intake should be from “bad” fats—saturated and trans fats. Trans fat should be held to 3% or less. The remaining 15 to 20 percent of total calories that [...]

STEP 5: Make friends with fiber

STEP 5: Make friends with fiber

It’s not hard to make friends with fiber if you follow steps 3 and 4, because they include plenty of fiber-rich foods. The Institutes of Medicine recommend the following daily fiber intake (soluble and insoluble) for adults: for men 19 to 50 years, 38 grams per day; older than 50 years, 30 grams. For women [...]

Red, green, and bean salad

Red, green, and bean salad

Serves 4 1 head romaine or red-leaf lettuce 3/4 cup chickpeas 3/4 cup black beans 1 cup shredded bok choy 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1/3 cup grated low-fat or non-fat cheddar cheese 1 tsp olive oil 2 tbs lemon juice 1 tbs red wine vinegar (or other vinegar) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans [...]

Fight aging now

Fight aging now

You are fortunate to live in a time when the field of anti-aging medicine has become a vital and increasingly well-researched area of medicine. Health-care practitioners who are involved in anti-aging medicine are excited by the forward-thinking nature of this new approach, which involves helping people take the steps necessary to maximize quality of life [...]

STEP 8: Cook the anti-aging way

STEP 8: Cook the anti-aging way

It’s not always what you eat but how you prepare it that can subtract years from your life. That’s why you need to prepare your food in ways that do not promote the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), those nasty substances that accelerate aging, cause inflammation, and contribute to dozens of diseases and [...]

Day 2

Day 2

BREAKFAST Scrambled Delight 1/2 whole-grain bagel 1 cup green tea MID-MORNING SNACK 1 banana or 1/4 cantaloupe LUNCH Red, Green, and Bean Salad Whole-grain rye crackers 1 cup low-fat milk or soy milk MID-AFTERNOON SNACK 8-ounce container low-fat plain yogurt with 1/4 cup blueberries or strawberries and 1 tbs wheat germ DINNER Festive Fettuccine Brussels [...]

STEP 7: Optimize your protein intake

STEP 7: Optimize your protein intake

Protein deficiency is one dietary problem most Americans do not have, but getting too much protein—and suboptimal protein—is. To this fact add another one: as you age your ability to create, transport, and break down proteins decreases. The combined result is a loss of muscle tone, the appearance of wrinkles, loss and graying of hair, [...]