- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?
Can a glass of red wine with your meal really help your heart? The substance resveratrol may reduce "bad" cholesterol and more.
Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt
People have been saying for centuries that chicken soup helps a cold. Does it really work? What about other remedies? Get the facts and feel better soon.
Flat stomach: Can girdles tighten abdominal muscles?
Want a flat stomach? Diet and exercise — not undergarments — are what count.
Benefits of being bilingual: Delay Alzheimer's?
Knowing at least two languages may help protect you against the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Simple ways to cook healthier
You can make your cooking healthier with some very simple strategies, without sacrificing taste. 1. Use herbs and spices instead of salt or butter. 2. Depending on the recipe, use low-sodium broth, or water instead of oil. 3. When steaming food, use a flavorful liquid or add seasonings to the water to enhance the flavor. 4. Stir-fry a meal, since you need only a small amount of oil or cooking spray for this cooking method.
Nutrition-wise: Take a whole-diet approach to preventing heart disease
A whole-diet approach, such as the Mediterranean diet, is more effective for preventing heart attacks than low-fat, low-cholesterol diets.