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8. Beverages: Staying Hydrated

Your body can go weeks without food, albeit with the detrimental side effects of a lowered metabolism and loss of lean muscle, but you can only live a few days without fluids. At least 60 percent of the adult body is made of water, and every living cell needs it

Nutrition and Plant-Based Milk Substitutes

The market for plant-based alternatives to dairy products continues to grow, as lactose intolerance, dairy allergy, veganism, environmental concerns, and other factors lead Americans to look for alternatives to dairy. So where do these beverages fit into a healthy dietary pattern?

How They are Made: To understand the nutrient profiles of

1. Food for Life

There are many reasons to eat healthfully. For some people, it may be about preventing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, while for others, it may be about maintaining an ideal body weight or even just feeling more energized. Fundamentally, though, a healthy diet is critical to providing your

Heart-Healthy Food Shopping

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, eating a heart-healthy diet can help you reduce your risk of heart disease. Here’s how meal planning and shopping can help you choose heart-healthy foods.

Know which foods

7. Smart Choices in the Dairy Case

Not so long ago—probably when you were growing up—everyone drank milk. Recent years, however, have seen a sharp decline in the popularity of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, rice, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same time, the popularity of yogurt,

Take a Closer Look at the Coconut Craze

Walk into any health food store or the “natural” section of a grocery store these days and you might feel you’ve wandered into the tropics: Coconut products are everywhere, from the snack aisle to the dairy case, and in everything from beverages to beauty products.
However, the American Heart Association (AHA)

6. Dairy Do’s and Don’ts

Dairy Debates
The role of dairy products in a healthy eating pattern has been increasingly controversial. In recent years, there has been a sharp decline in the traditional role of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same

8. Beverages: Staying Hydrated

Without fluids, you could live only a few days. Water transports nutrients, lubricates joints and body tissues, facilitates digestion, enables your kidneys to remove waste products from your body in urine, maintains blood pressure and circulation, and helps preserve normal body temperature through sweating.
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) specify that

Is Coconut Milk Healthy?

Is Coconut Milk Healthy?

With more people opting to reduce or quit their dairy intake, there’s been a growing number of options when it comes to milk alternatives. Soy was the most popular alternative for a number of years, but lately, almond, cashew, and other “milks’ have seen an increase in sales due a

The Top B12 Foods for Every Diet

The Top B12 Foods for Every Diet

Vitamin B-12—the largest and most complex of all the vitamins—is an essential nutrient that, with very few exceptions, must be supplied by animal foods (meat, fish, eggs, and dairy).This is because only bacteria and other one-celled organisms can synthesize vitamin B12. The bacteria in the intestines of humans and animals

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