Nutrition

Fat-Free Is Out; Gluten-Free Is In

What to look for on the label (Bloomberg) – For years, health advocates have urged the public to read the ingredients and ignore the marketing. For years, consumers have ignored…

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Does a Healthy Diet Have to Come at a Hefty Price?

Imagine you’re in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, bombarded with hundreds of the latest and greatest products on the market. After grabbing a box of your favorite pasta…

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Don’t Let Detox Diets Deceive You

I still chuckle when I think about the tweet put out years ago by the famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The likelihood that a person uses the word ‘toxin’ correlates…

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Helpful Ways You Can Reduce Your Sodium Intake

A Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian shares her perspective on the dangers of a high-sodium diet as well as her recommendations for lessening daily intake.   When I look…

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I Went Overboard Policing My Kids’

(The Washington Post) Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got…

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Eyes Have It

(The Monterey County Herald/TNS) – His words brought me instant relief. “Your eyes look great. See you in a year.” Ever since a wayward tree branch lacerated my cornea more…

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Use Nutrition to Ward Off Winter Blues

(The Japan News/Yomiuri) – Physical disorders can negatively affect a person’s mental condition, so experts recommend ingesting sufficient nutrients to stimulate the brain and other parts of the body to…

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Drinking Too Much Sugar

(The Washington Post) –It would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice cream…

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Is Nutritious Food Really Pricier?

(The Washington Post) – Nobody disagrees: We Americans eat badly. We eat too many calories, too much highly processed food and not nearly enough vegetables. Why is that? Ask the…

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Are Dairy Fats Different?

In an article titled “The Truth About Dairy Fat,” registered dietitian Carrie Dennett explores evidence that higher fat dairy foods (such as cheese) may not necessarily be totally bad for…

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How to Eat for an Energy Boost

We eat for many reasons, but the bottom line is that food is fuel for our bodies, so what we eat affects how energetic we feel throughout the day. Odds…

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Does Eating Fat Make You Fat? This Physician Says No

The weight-loss industry has long been saturated with gimmicky, too-good-to-be-true diets, so one could be excused for thinking the main benefit of “Eat Fat, Get Thin” is to burn calories…

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