Over 60? Stop Doing This ASAP, Say Experts

When it comes to being over 60, you should be proud you made it this long—and careful not to mess it up now. “Everyone knows the basics of how to live a healthy life even if they don’t follow them,” says Kay Van Norman, President of Brilliant Aging. But what are some things you may not know? The things you should stop doing now? We asked Van Norman, as well as Stephen Anton, Ph.D., Professor and Chief, Clinical Research Division, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida; Stephen Golant, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Gerontology, University of Florida; and Gary Soffer, MD, an integrative medicine expert at Yale Medicine and assistant professor, Yale School of Medicine. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these 19 Ways You’re Ruining Your Body, Say Health Experts.

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Is It Healthy to Cook With Lard? Experts Say It Depends on What You’re Making

Photo credit: Maximilian Stock Ltd.
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From Prevention

Lard brings to mind traditional meals like flaky pie crusts and fresh Mexican tamales. For many people, it’s also associated with negative health effects such as heart disease, which is why lard has fallen out of favor over the last few decades. But what exactly is lard and is it ever the healthier choice?

What is lard and how is it used?

Ever cooked bacon and saved the grease for something else? Well, then, you’re familiar with lard! Lard is rendered pork fat, which has been strained for a smooth, white fat.

Although it’s not unheard of to spread it on toast like butter, lard is mostly used for cooking. Lard is a star ingredient in some regional and cultural cuisines. It’s used in Latin cuisine to give foods like refried beans, tamales, and empanadas a delicious melt-in-your-mouth texture. Lard is also

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