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“Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

“Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed.

But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even if

Root Vegetables: A Powerhouse of Nutrients for Your Meals

All vegetables are rich in nutrients that can help keep your body healthy. Root vegetables, which are complex carbohydrates, contain fiber, antioxidants (disease fighters), and essential minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. Many root vegetables also have small amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as

6. Sugar and Salt

While sugar is one of life’s little pleasures and a touch of salt can bring out the flavor in food, consuming too much added sugar and salt (sodium) are both linked to a number of serious health problems. Reducing your intake of added sugars and salt, frequently found in processed

Bristol Stool Chart: What It Can Tell You About Your Health

Bristol Stool Chart: What It Can Tell You About Your Health

Do you use the Bristol Stool Chart? It’s a human-poop evaluation guide developed at the British Royal Infirmary in 1997. It can help you determine if your feces are normal. The Bristol Stool Chart—also called the Bristol Stool Scale—s widely used in clinical settings, especially with patients battling irritable bowel

4. Fluids

Your body is mostly water. Water is essential to life: It transports nutrients, lubricates your joints, keeps body tissues moist, helps digest food, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains normal blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps keep your body temperature

Fight Diabetes with Plants

What’s the picture perfect diet to both fend off and treat type 2 diabetes? Well, the latest science paints a portrait of a diet lush with plants in every color, texture, and category, including a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, crunchy whole grains, earthy beans, and crisp nuts and seeds.

5 Healthy Comfort Foods: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

5 Healthy Comfort Foods: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

When we think of healthy comfort foods, we often think of warm roasts, stews, and other satisfying dishes—the types of foods that typically fill our tables as part of our Thanksgiving feasts. And what ingredients do many of these dishes share? Root vegetables, which happen to be jam-packed with healthy

Ring in the Holidays with Red Produce

Ring in the Holidays with Red Produce

In the dark days of winter, there is nothing like red to warm our hearts. . . and protect them, too. Here’s an in-depth look at four of the season’s reddest, healthiest choices among fruits and vegetables.

Pomegranates A traditional symbol of Christmas in Greece, pomegranates are a good source of

12 Fall Foods That Benefit Your Health, Inside and Out

12 Fall Foods That Benefit Your Health, Inside and Out

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp and cool, some of Mother Nature’s most flavorful and colorful fruits and vegetables start to reach their peak. And even though technological advances allow us access to fall foods year-round, nothing beats the texture and flavor of these gems when

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