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3. Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein

Basic Nutrients
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually

2. Eating To Beat Disease

When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

The Glycemic Index is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar.

The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0 to 100. Zero-glycemic foods—those without carbohydrates—include items like cheese, eggs,

Q&A: Anemia; Glycemic-Index; Aspirin Therapy

Q. What are the symptoms and causes of anemia, and what should I do if I suspect I have the condition?
A. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, headache, cold hands or feet, pale skin, and chest pain. Anemia can result from several causes:

Gut Check

Your gut is teeming with microscopic organisms that play a huge role in your health. “By cell number, we are more microbial than we are human,” says Justin L. Sonnenburg, PhD, a leading gut microbiota expert and associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Sonnenburg explains that we

A Diet High in Refined Carbohydrates May Increase Depression Odds

A high glycemic index diet—that is, a diet high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white flour, and white rice found in many processed, packaged foods—may lead to increased risk of depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (online, June

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