Protein is an important macronutrient for good health. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025, adult males should get at least 56 grams (g) of protein and adult females at least 46 g daily. However, some research suggests that eating more than this amount may help you lose body weight and fat while retaining or even building muscle mass. Keep reading to learn more about protein’s role in weight loss and how to eat a high protein diet. Why […]

You might be surprised to learn that gut health is the latest buzzy topic on TikTok. Under hashtags like #guttok, #guthealth and #guthealing, influencers and every day users alike are posting thousands of videos, sharing stories about their gut health struggles and remedies. And they’ve raked in a little over a billion views. Like with anything that skyrockets on TikTok, gut health’s popularity on the app can be attributed in part to the ease with which content creators can churn […]

Your heart is the pump that provides oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues in your body. Keeping it in great shape is key to a healthy life. Following these tips in your daily life can help keep your ticker ticking. Tip 1: Lower your daily sodium intake Too much sodium causes you to retain water, according to a small 2017 study. When it does, your heart has to work harder to move the additional fluid through your body. Choose […]

“Our brains evolved to eat almost anything to survive, but increasingly we know there’s a way to fuel it to improve overall mental health,” said Dr. Ramsey, author of the book “Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety.” “We know if you eat a bunch of garbage, you feel like garbage, but the idea that it extends into our mental health risk is a connection we haven’t made in psychiatry until recently.” Try some new ‘brain’ foods To help patients remember […]

SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Foundation said it awarded $450,000 in grant funding to six nonprofits Wednesday that are leading projects “to reduce hunger and improve access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.” The money will be given to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Schenectady Community Ministries, Rotterdam’s Messiah Lutheran Church, The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Capital Roots and The Schenectady Greenmarket, according to a news release issued by the organization. The foundation said it hopes […]

Remember that old saying, “you are what you eat,” which is the basis of good skin color and overall health. Our choice of food and beverages affects all major body systems including the heart, brain and skin. Going to the grocery store or visiting the farmer’s market there are plenty of healthy foods that can boost your appearance, as well as, offer some protection from the rays of the sun. Remember, your skin health is dependent on how well you […]