Tag archive for Nutrition

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When “healthy” is unhealthy: Tips for making the right choice at the store

Take a stroll around your local grocery store and it’s evident that healthy is “in.” As the public becomes more aware that overall health starts with what we put into our bodies, food producers and manufacturers have begun marketing their products with enticing labels such as “good source of fiber,” “low fat” and “sugar free.” While these words seem like good indicators that we’re making health-conscious choices, they can also be red herrings.

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It’s all in the family: Preventing pediatric type 2 diabetes starts at home

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in the U.S. has increased rapidly in the last two decades and is a growing problem. Here are 5 changes families can make to help prevent their children from developing type 2 diabetes.

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Unraveling the don’ts of pregnancy

Unraveling the don’ts of pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful time in a woman’s life, but some women may struggle with knowing what is best for their baby. There are many resources for moms-to-be, but they can be confusing and even conflict from one source to another.

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Eating to your heart’s content: How the Mediterranean Diet can improve your heart health

The Mediterranean Diet is gaining traction for the plethora of health benefits it provides, including heart-health. Studies have shown that adhering the Mediterranean habits reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and strokes.

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A beginner’s guide to vitamins and minerals

You may already know that the average American diet lacks basic vitamins and minerals, but when it comes to identifying which foods hold the most nutrients, it gets a little hard. Use this guide to help find which foods you should eat more of in order to get the vitamins and minerals you need.

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Being healthy is about more than just food

Becoming healthier requires a little more than just putting the right food on your plate. The government has recommended 10 basic lifestyle changes that will help your "diet" become more than just a meal-time decision.

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Don’t let the word “diet” overwhelm you

Changing up your eating habits can sometimes be overwhelming. New government dietary guidelines show what we are eating too much of—and what we need to eat more of.

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A closer look at the average American diet

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

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Shopping with diabetes: 4 things to keep in mind while at the grocery store

Grocery shopping, especially healthy grocery shopping, can be difficult. Between shopping on a budget and those enticing two-for-one cookie sales, even the best of us deviate from a healthy eating plan. Watching what and how much we consume is important for everyone’s overall health, but for those with type 2 diabetes, paying close attention to nutrition labels can help to manage the condition.

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