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Nutrition News: Metabolism Myths

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Why can one person eat like a growing teenager and not gain a pound, while another person's every indulgence shows up on the scale? Chalk it up to individual differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. Metabolism is the process by which our bodies convert what we eat into the energy we need to survive and function. It powers ...Read more

Nutrition News: Cheese, Please

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Here's some good news for cheese lovers. Eating cheese and other dairy products does not lead to an increased risk of death from heart disease and stroke, according to an analysis of research.

In a large-scale analysis, researchers found no association between how much cheese, yogurt and milk products people consume and their risk of ...Read more

Nutrition News: Should You Detox?

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Should You Detox?

It seems everyone is talking about "detox" or considering a "cleanse." Toxins are said to be the problem, but when was the last time anyone explained what detoxes or cleanses actually are? And who needs to do it?

Detoxification is a process that the body performs around the clock utilizing important nutrients from the diet, ...Read more

Cancer Myth

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Sadly, cancer has touched most of our lives in some way or another. The truth is that about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

However, there are a lot of myths surrounding just what ...Read more

Nutrition News: Better Diet, Better Skin

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Can what you eat help reduce the sign of aging? Apparently so. New research finds that certain foods can help reduce the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness, according to Environmental Nutrition newsletter.

Try adding these foods for a better complexion.

--Green tea: the polyphenols in green tea may help your skin by offering ...Read more

Is Fat Our Enemy?

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"Fat" is a word with multiple meanings. Despite the differences between body fat and dietary fat, most people believe they are both bad. However, recent research has uncovered benefits to eating dietary fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, found in foods such as salmon, walnuts and avocados. The strong evidence led to changes ...Read more

Nutrition News: Nutrition For Your Eyes

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Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Here are top foods for eye health, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

--Kale: This leafy green is a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are related to vitamin A and beta carotene, and are ...Read more

Nutrition News: Natural vs Added Sugars

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When it comes to sugar, should you worry about the natural sugars, like those found in fruit or milk? Apparently there is no need to worry, because our bodies process these sugars differently.

In the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, added sugars were singled out for the first time as being harmful. The recommendation is to keep added ...Read more

Nutrition News: Keeping Colorectal Cancer at Bay

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It's surprising that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. That's because it's so preventable. The American Institute for Cancer Research offers steps to preventing colorectal cancer.

Stay a healthy weight and watch out for belly fat. Colorectal cancer is one of 11 cancers linked to overweight and obesity. The latest ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthier Baking

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According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a healthy diet limits the amount of calories people should consume from added sugars and saturated fat. Does that mean no desserts? While many baked goods are a major source of both added sugars and saturated fat, dessert still can be an enjoyable part of a full and well-balanced ...Read more

Nutrition News: Belly Issues

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A friend of mine suffers from many digestive issues, along with 35 million Americans who are affected by irritable bowel syndrome. Digestive issues are often marked by chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation and sometimes nausea, bloating and excess gas. IBS is the most common gut condition diagnosed by gastroenterologists, ...Read more

Nutrition News: Exercise for Weight Loss

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Is cardio or strength training the best exercise for weight loss? A study by Duke University tracked resistance training, aerobic exercise or a combination of the two for 119 overweight, previously sedentary volunteers over the course of eight months.

The clear winner for most weight loss was aerobic exercise. The cardio group lost four pounds ...Read more

Sodium For Kids

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The general guideline for sodium intake among adults is to lower consumption to lower risk of hypertension and stroke, according to the American Heart Association and the 2015-2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

But do the same rules apply to children? Does sodium pose the same risk for children and adolescents as adults?

Although there is far less ...Read more


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