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Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

8 Secrets for Aging Well

Want to live longer, look better, and feel full of energy? Look no further than how you eat and live. Some lifestyle choices lengthen lifespan; others shorten it dramatically.  By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

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Ditch Excess Sugar
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Ditch Excess Sugar

Too much sugar and refined carbs make blood sugar levels skyrocket. The issue is quantity: Does eating over 600 calories worth of added sugar (the U.S. daily average) sound like a lot? It should. Researchers contend at these high levels, sugar, like alcohol, damages the liver and creates negative changes to metabolism and blood pressure. It’s not a little bit of sugar here and there that’s a problem, but a sweet tooth on steroids  that can slowly kill.

The Longevity Fix: Tap fresh fruit to satisfy a sweet tooth. Reserve cakes, pies, and cookies for the occasional splurge.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté