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Phosphorus Foods: Balance, as Always, Is the Key

Phosphorus Foods: Balance, as Always, Is the Key

The minerals you absorb from consuming a healthy diet are more important to your well-being than you might realize. Phosphorus, for example, is the second-most-plentiful mineral in your body, next to calcium. And what does phosphorus do for us? Approximately 85 percent of the body’s phosphorus is in bones and

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

Although clean, filtered water is your best choice for hydration—some say reverse osmosis water is king— carbonated beverages offer a nice change from the ordinary. To spice up your life-dependent fluid intake, there are multiple choices on the market with seltzer water being among the most popular. But is seltzer water healthy?

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Processed Foods: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

Processed Foods: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to frozen pizzas in the 1980s,

The Importance of Hydration

If you’re concerned that you don’t always drink the “recommended” eight glasses of water a day, you can stop: No scientific evidence supports that often-cited number for adequate hydration. In fact, for most people, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says you can simply let thirst be your guide.
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Healthy Drinks: An Easy Way to Cut Calories

Healthy Drinks: An Easy Way to Cut Calories

Although obesity research has revealed that numerous factors—including genetics and hormone levels—affect weight, cutting the number of calories consumed is still the most recommended method for weight loss. Depending on the beverages you usually enjoy, you can cut up to 25 percent or more of your daily calories simply by

Cut Calories by Choosing Healthier Drinks

Although obesity research has revealed that numerous factors, including genetics and hormone levels, affect weight, cutting the number of calories consumed is still the most recommended method for losing weight. Depending on the beverages you usually drink, you can cut up to 25 percent or more of your daily calories

New Reasons to Skip Sugary Drinks

Two new studies add to the evidence that led the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans to recommend restricting intake of added sugars, nearly half of which in US diets come from sugar-sweetened beverages. (See NewsBites.) In one study, sweetened beverage consumption was significantly associated with greater risk of heart failure

Swap Your Soda for a Healthier Summertime Refreshment

On a hot summer day, a cold refreshing soda might sound like a nice way to beat the heat. But there is mounting evidence that sugary sodas may raise your risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of your body weight. A recent study in the journal Diabetologiafound that the more

Beverage Index Can Help You Make the Best Drink Choices

The majority of healthy dietary guidelines focus on the foods on your plate, but it’s also important to consider what goes into your glass—and now, there’s a tool that can make this easier.

In 2015, Virginia Tech researchers created the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI), a set of recommendations for the types

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