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Dietary Supplement Tips for Older Adults

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Each year, we spend more than $1,000,000,000 on dietary supplements. Sometimes they help -- sometimes they don't, so here's what seniors need to know.

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Reduce Inflammation with These Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Eating anti-inflammatory foods may be able to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and decrease your risk for chronic diseases.

Olive Oil and Your Heart

Olive oil is good for your heart because it contains healthy fats that might improve the health of your coronary arteries.

When and What to Eat Before You Exercise

You might want to eat small snack if you're hungry, but eating a large meal right before you exercise may leave you feeling sluggish.

Chocolate and Heart Health -- Really?

The research behind the claims that dark chocolate is good for your heart isn't all that convincing. Find out why.

The Okinawan Diet

Residents of the Okinawa region of Japan have some of the longest lifespans in the entire world. One reason may be their diet.

Energy Density -- Why Some Foods are Fattening

Energy density is the amount of energy in a give weight of food. Understanding energy density will help you manage your weight.

How Much Sugar Can a Diabetic Have?

It's okay to have a little sugar every day, but not too much. Here are some guidelines for a diabetic who wants to consume a little sugar.

Calculate Your Daily Calorie Need -- Online Calculators

You can't lose weight by guessing - you need to know how may calories you need per day. My calorie calculators determine your daily calorie need.

Iodine Requirements and Dietary Sources

Iodine is a trace mineral that your body requires in very small amounts. It's found in seafood and iodized salt.

What Foods Interact with Warfarin?

Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication. If you take warfarin you may need to monitor your vitamin K intake. Here's a list of foods high in vitamin K.

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