Keep your brain sharp with heart-healthy Mediterranean or mental diets

Keep your brain sharp with heart-healthy Mediterranean or mental diets

Dash stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop High Blood Pressure. The foods in the Dash diet are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. The Dash diet focuses on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and includes fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans and nuts. Limit foods high in salt, added sugars, and saturated fats, … Read more

Plant-based diets become a more popular indicator of masculinity among male athletes

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The study, published in the journal Appetite, questioned 13 male athletes aged 22 to 37 about their views and perceptions regarding plant-based versus meat-based diets. Of these, two were vegetarians, two were vegans, and the rest were mixed eaters (they ate a combination of plant-based food and meat). The athletes came from Finland and the … Read more

Cholesterol: Plant-based diets may reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks

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Share on PinterestEating a more plant-based diet can help lower cholesterol levels. Maria Korneeva/Getty Images A vegetarian or vegan diet may help reduce cholesterol levels in the body, while also helping fight climate change, says a new meta-study. In particular, plant-based diets lower levels of a lipoprotein that is gaining interest as a better predictor … Read more