Health Topics

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Nutrition

Mastering nutrition basics comes down to understanding the roles that specific nutrients play in a healthy diet. Want to go beyond the nutrition basics? Talk to your doctor or a dietitian for personalized dietary advice that takes into account your health status, lifestyle, and food likes and dislikes.

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All about food allergies

Life at the dinner table looks different for people with food allergies, which often is confused with food intolerance. Understand the differences to help manage your meal planning.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett June 29, 2022
Roasted sweet potatoes with herbs

Plant power: Using diet to lower cancer risk

Fruits and veggies may lower the risk of certain types of cancer. Learn how phytochemicals found in plants protect your body from damage and slow down cancer processes.

Grace Fjeldberg RDN By Grace Fjeldberg June 21, 2022
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Intermittent fasting: Fad or valid weight-loss solution?

One of the latest diet trends is intermittent fasting. But is it healthy? Learn about the different approaches and if it's a safe weight-loss option for you.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre June 17, 2022
Roasted vegetables

Eat the rainbow for good health

Colorful fruits and veggies offer health benefits from a stronger immune system to reduced risk of chronic disease. Here's how to paint your plate.

Caitlin Terpstra RD By Caitlin Terpstra June 3, 2022
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What you eat promotes radiant hair, skin and nails naturally

Potions, lotions and supplements to achieve healthy hair, skin and nails can be expensive. Instead, spend that money on groceries. What you eat can give you radiant results naturally.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett May 26, 2022
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Food intolerance or food allergy?

Food intolerances are common, but people often confuse intolerance with allergies. Learn how to distinguish between the two.

Victoria Louwagie PAC By Victoria Louwagie May 12, 2022
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Gluten-free: What does that mean?

A gluten-free diet helps manage symptoms of celiac disease and other medical conditions associated with gluten. Find out how it can affect your overall nutritional needs.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett May 6, 2022
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Are you getting too much protein?

Protein bars, shakes and powders claim to curb appetite, help with weight loss and build muscle. But what’s the real story? Find out in this Q&A.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen April 29, 2022
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Chia seeds pack nutritional punch

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn how these small, but mighty, seeds can help with weight loss and decrease your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre April 28, 2022
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Eating healthy on a budget

Food budget getting squeezed? These tips can help you save money without pinching your healthy eating goals.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth April 26, 2022
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Is sea salt healthier than table salt?

Sea salt has become increasingly popular in recipes. But is it really a reason to put the salt shaker back on the table? Find out if it's healthier, and get other options for other seasonings.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin April 21, 2022
Oatmeal with berries and flaxseed

Flaxseed: Tiny nutritional powerhouse

Flaxseed is tiny, but it's health benefits are big: fiber, omega-3 fatty acid and antioxidant protection. Plus, it's easy to amp up everyday foods like oatmeal with flaxseed.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin April 11, 2022