Nutrition

Nutrition

Did You Know? A Good Incentive for Growing Your Own Garden

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Current worldwide farm production doesn’t produce enough fruits and vegetables to meet daily dietary requirements for the 7.7 billion people on Earth, according to research published in PLOS One, Oct. 23, 2018.

A team from multiple Canadian universities reviewed the United Nations’ 2011 FAO Food Balance Sheet to understand the number  … Read More

Ask the Doctor: Mold-Free Foods; Low-Salt Alternatives

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Q: I’m allergic to mold. Which foods should I avoid and which should I eat?

A: If you’ve been diagnosed with a foodborne mold allergy—a form of fungi—then work with your health-care provider to develop a healthier dietary plan. You also may want to test eliminating specific foods, to see if  … Read More

What to Look for in a Healthy Cracker

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Crackers come in a wide variety of flavors, from salty to sweet, to crunchy, nutty, and cheesy; however, just because they are crackers doesn’t mean they are healthy. For the healthiest ingredients, “Look for a cracker that is whole grain, baked, and low-sodium,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, a registered dietitian at  … Read More

Spices That Can Improve Your Health

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Your spice cabinet is a treasure trove of both interesting flavors and health benefits. Spices not only provide flavor without sodium, they also can lower blood pressure and even improve heart health. Yet, many people still use only a handful of what’s in their cabinet for most of their cooking  … Read More

How to Get the Best Cooking Results with Whole Grains

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There are numerous reasons why the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that you make half your daily grain servings whole grains. Quinoa, brown rice, barley, oats, and other whole grains deliver more nutrients than refined grains, and because of their nutrient density, studies have linked whole-grain consumption to better  … Read More

Eating to Improve Your Heart

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Many risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, can be improved with changes in diet. Accompanied by a healthy exercise regimen, the suggestions below may even help some people reduce the number and/or dosage of medications they take.
Choose Good Fats
Consuming foods  … Read More

Vegetables: To Cook or Not to Cook

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Vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber, and health-conscious consumers naturally want to know how to get the most nutritional impact from these powerful foods. “Nutritionally, there are pluses and minuses to cooking vegetables,” says Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, a senior research dietitian at Tufts’ Jean  … Read More



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