Hints for a Healthier Diet
Timeless Nutrition Tip
Nutrition is a complex science and our bodies have complicated chemistry - variables such as heredity, environment and lifestyle contribute to the confusing array of possible diet risks or benefits.
For the basically healthy person, the rules of good nutrition remain the same as always: Eat a wide variety of foods choosing the basic food groups and remember that moderation is the key.
Most nutritionists agree on the following.
- Lean, red meat helps prevent anemia.
- Water-soluble oat bran and olive oil may help lower blood cholesterol.
- Calcium and dairy products may help prevent osteoporosis.
Dairy for High Blood Pressure?
Making low-fat dairy products a regular part of your diet may reduce hypertension risk by about 50 percent, results of a small study suggest. Although more research is needed to confirm the link, low-fat dairy products such as non-fat milk, yogurt, and reduced-fat cheeses remain a good source of lean protein and bone-boosting calcium.