Nutrition

Want a Productive Work Day? Watch What You Eat

(The Washington Post) – Do you have days at work when you feel energetic, inspired and productive, while on other days you feel tired, busy and stressed, with almost nothing…

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Water. It’s That Important.

One reporter wrote that three of the seven planets recently discovered outside our solar system are just what “planet-hunting astronomers” have been searching for. That’s because there’s a real possibility…

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Five Strategies to End Late-Night Snacking

This January, five Washington Post staffers embarked on a 30-day diet challenge and wrote about their experiences weekly. I had a role in it, too, interviewing each of them so…

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Not All Processed Foods Are Bad for You

Ah, processed foods. The term has become a sweeping generalization for anything that comes in a bag or a box. Even my nutrition advice usually includes the general statement “eat…

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Four Mistakes People Make When Going Gluten-Free

Gluten-free foods have become commonplace in grocery stores, restaurants and cookbooks. For those who suffer from celiac disease, this is a huge win, because there are now so many options…

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Six Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During Winter

Norovirus seems to be circling like a vulture this winter, and snuffly kids are popping up on every park bench. On a local parenting e-mail group, it was reported that…

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How a Full Spice Cabinet Can Keep You Healthy

Spices and herbs add delicious variety to the foods we eat. But spices and herbs are much more than flavor enhancers — they are nutritional powerhouses. After all, spices and…

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Appropriate Vegetarian Diets

What three actions — if we decided to do them — would go a long way to make us a healthier nation? At a recent health summit, Dr. Ali Kahn,…

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Tips From the Pros on How to Lose Weight

Diet resolutions: We make ’em; we break ’em. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the…

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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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