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The Best Bread Alternatives for Sandwiches

Stores now offer a wide array of bread alternatives, including pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
Follow the same strategy when choosing bread alternatives as you do when selecting the healthiest loaves of bread: Review the Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists.
Check the Flour First
When

Ask the Doctor: Which Foods Produce Gas; Neutropenic Diet

Q. Why do beans and other foods cause gas? Is there any way to reduce gas production?
A. Your body breaks down food in the intestines to use for energy, but certain types of carbohydrates, such as those found in legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) don’t break down completely. The bacteria

Switch Up Your Sandwich Bread

If you’re bored with the classic sandwich built between two pieces of sliced bread, it may be time to rethink the base of your sandwich. Stores offer an array of pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, buns, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
“Some—but not all—options in these categories can duplicate

Fight GI Blues with Low FODMAP Diet

People who suffer from the gastrointestinal (GI) disorder irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or frequent diarrhea know the discomfort of heading to a social engagement or just going to work without knowing when “the urge” might strike. IBS can effectively render people helpless, not in control of their own lives, and

Frozen Treats That Won’t Weigh You Down

On a hot summer day, it’s hard to beat a cool, creamy treat, but such sweets shouldn’t be eaten daily. “Ice cream, frozen yogurt, and other frozen desserts do not have much nutritional value, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a place in your diet—moderation is key,” says Lauren

Supermarket Sleuth: Choosing the Healthiest Chewing Gum

You may not have thought much about the health effects of gum beyond freshening your breath. However, the gum you choose may have a significant impact on a variety of health issues, not the least of which includes the health of your teeth.

“As most people are aware, sugar-sweetened gum can

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