Calcium is just one of the bone-building vitamins and minerals your body needs. Although good nutrition has its biggest effect on bone health before age 30, make sure you get adequate amounts of these nutrients throughout your life to help prevent osteoporosis.
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While you can't change your hereditary cancer profile, you can take steps to reduce your risk of developing certain types—and following a cancer-prevention diet is one of them. Try these dietary recommendations for minimizing your cancer risk.
When you think about why our bodies produce inflammation, it may seem counterintuitive to want to seek out foods that fight it. But there is such a thing as too much inflammation, and diet can play a big role in preventing it.
When’s the last time you savored the juiciness of baked chicken? Delighted in the spiciness of some fresh-made salsa? Soaked in the tempting aroma of some hot-out-of-the-oven bread? This very practice—mindful eating—is often overlooked in our busy lives.
When we hear the word detox, we often think of what not to eat. But what we put into our bodies is critical. Your body works to eliminate toxins all day every day—through sweat, elimination and internal systems (of which your liver is a part)—and certain foods help facilitate that process.
When it comes to foods with exceptional body-cleansing benefits, there are some nutritional superheroes. As you look for more ways to improve your diet, consider integrating these recipes from the Canyon Ranch Kitchen into your “clean routine.”
The first step in clean eating—consuming whole, unprocessed foods— is to eliminate as many toxins as possible by making educated choices. Being aware of what you eat, where it comes from and how it was produced makes a big difference in lightening your toxic load.
Emotional eating can be hard to catch in the moment, but learning some of the ways it can be distinguished from real hunger may help raise your awareness so that you can work to adopt new, more effective ways to attend to your feelings the next time around.
Eating a colorful diet, filled with dark greens, ruby reds and vibrant oranges, doesn’t just make for beautiful meals—it’s a good way to make sure you’re getting a variety of vitamins and nutrients that can help prevent cancer, as well as other health concerns.
Cancer and many of the treatments used to beat it take a serious toll on your body, your energy level, your appetite and your attitude. That’s why taking good care of yourself during treatment is so important. Consider these tips to enhance your health.