Tag: intestinal health

UHN Blog: What Is Nutrition? Our Practical Diet Guide Explains

UHN Blog: What Is Nutrition? Our Practical Diet Guide Explains

The term “nutrition” has a variety of definitions, some more scientific than others. For the purposes of this blog, my answer to “What is nutrition?” is simple: the foods and beverages you consume to keep your body healthy and functioning. The nutrients in those foods and beverages are what provide you

New Age Probiotic Beverages

As people become more interested in probiotics—live microorganisms sometimes referred to as “good bacteria”—;as well as healthier, lower-sugar drink choices, new options are showing up in the beverage aisle, like probiotic soda, bottled water, and carbonated drinks. But just how healthy are these beverages?
Probiotic buzz
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur

Ask the Doctor: Trans Fat-Free Popcorn; Kimchi

Q. I enjoy microwave popcorn as a snack a few times a week, but I recently discovered that the brand I was buying contains partially hydrogenated oils and trans fat. Are there brands that are trans fat-free?

A. Yes, there are. Many popular brands, including Pop Secret, Jolly Time, Orville Redenbacher,

Core Foods in the Top-Ranked Diets

In the yearly diet rankings from U.S. News & World Report, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet earned the top spot for the best overall diet, followed closely by the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, an eating plan created by the National Institutes of Health. In the healthy

8 Energy Boosting Foods to Keep You Alert

Food—not caffeine or sugar—is your body’s fuel for long-lasting, consistent energy. But it needs to be the right kinds of food and beverages. Here are 8 of the top energy boosting foods and drinks that you can use to fight fatigue and keep you alert and energized throughout the day.

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