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Is Pasta Bad for You?

Is Pasta Bad for You?

Pasta is one of the most beloved comfort foods on the planet, and the leading market, perhaps not surprisingly, is the United States. The average American eats nearly 20 pounds of pasta every year—which amounts to 2.7 million tons consumed annually in the U.S., according to the International Pasta Organization.

Are Cage-Free Eggs More Nutritious?

Are Cage-Free Eggs More Nutritious?

We see the designation “cage-free eggs” on cartons in the grocery store, but what does it mean? And does it make a difference in the quality of eggs?

One thing is certain: Eggs are a versatile and useful ingredient for just about any type of recipe, which is why they

9. Special Health Concerns

If you have special health conditions, like food sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, does standard dietary advice apply to you? Yes and no. It’s true that most of the information in this report, as well as in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is general and geared toward people with no

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

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit is nature’s perfect sweet, and vegetables are the common denominator in any healthy eating pattern. Whether you reach for a piece of juicy summer fruit, a crisp green salad, or a savory stir-fry, not only are you delighting your taste buds, you are making better food choices that will

3. Macronutrients and Brain Power

The term “nutrient” can refer to vitamins and minerals, or even less-well-known nutrients, such as flavonoids. All these are im-portant, but the big picture when it comes to nutrition and brain power concerns what are referred to as “macronutrients”: fats, carbohydrates (“carbs”), and protein. It’s no wonder that so many

6. Healthful Eating Made Easy

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to make. With a little preparation and some practice, you can make small changes to your dietary intake that can add up to big benefits for your health.
Small Changes and Super Swaps
Sometimes small changes

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

Stevia: Get the Scoop on This Popular Alternative to Sugar

Stevia: Get the Scoop on This Popular Alternative to Sugar

Legions of people today are using sugar alternatives that have few or no calories to cut back on their sugar intake. One of the most popular alternative sweeteners on the market today is stevia. But what exactly is stevia? Where does it comes from, how sweet is it, and in

4. Treating COPD

Even though COPD cannot be cured, it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing the disease from getting worse, improving the ability to exercise, preventing and treating complications, and preventing and treating exacerbations.
For those with COPD who are current smokers, the most important first step is to

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