Nutrition

For Avocado Aficionados, A Worthwhile Pit Stop

While sifting through the pyramid of familiar nubby-skinned avocados at the store, you may have noticed them stacked nearby. Large, bright green and smooth-skinned, they resemble the avocados you know…

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Seaweed

Seaweed has gone from something hidden in sushi to a food people are eating and enjoying plain. Though perhaps only recently introduced into the mainstream diet, seaweed has been used…

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Is That Yogurt Really Healthy?

I grew up eating Dannon strawberry yogurt while my brother began hoarding the lemon flavor long before he could utter the words lemon or yogurt. My kids love yogurt, too,…

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Simple Steps to Keeping Food Safe

Though the recent E. coli breakout from salad greens is likely over, food safety is always something important to review and be aware of. These guidelines are especially important for…

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5 Reasons Not to Go on a Sugar Detox

Sugar has a bad reputation. It’s seen as empty calories, energy draining, bloat causing, and is blamed for a whole host of other health complaints not usually associated with sugar.…

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Algae Oil, Chicory Root and Other Trends

Last year was all about plant protein, sprouted foods and healthy fats. People may now be focused on eating to prevent and manage health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and…

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Top Tips for a Healthy Winter

The end of Chanukah heralds the long stretch of winter. With colder, shorter days, it can be difficult to maintain health routines, when all you want is to stay inside…

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How to Get Enough Protein, Without Meat

One of my son’s eighth-grade friends recently became a vegetarian. He joins the approximately 4 percent of youths in this country (up from 2 percent 10 years ago) who eat…

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Going Nuts for Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide in both men and women, responsible for about 610,000 American deaths every year. For this reason, the recent finding published in…

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Mysteries of Microbiota

There was a lot of talk last month about the health effects of gut bacteria at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ food and nutrition conference in Chicago. The right…

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A Healthy Childhood

With constant reports about childhood obesity popping up, parents are often concerned when they see their child gain weight. A period of rapid growth occurs during the first year of…

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