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Can a Nutritious Diet Help Prevent Cancer?

Following a nutritious diet has proven benefits: lowering your cholesterol, preventing heart disease and diabetes, and minimizing excess weight gain. However, it has not yet been ...

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

It's one of the greatest frustrations in a health conscious person's life - Getting stubborn children to eat vegetables. You know it's good for them. But ...

What Are Carbs? How They Work (and How to Get Them to Work for You)

Most people view carbohydrates as "evil" foods. Found in breads, pastas, cereals, and almost everything sweet, carbohydrates receive a bad reputation for causing weight gain. In ...

Protein and Dairy: A Dieter's Best Friends?

New research has found that increased consumption of protein, particularly protein from dairy foods, helps people who are dieting lose more fat and preserve lean body ...

KaƱiwa: The Next Superfood?

People are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest foods to help enhance their health and prevent risk of disease. The term "superfood" has ...

Think All Herbal Products Are Safe? Think Again

You've likely seen the vast array of herbal remedies that line the shelves of pharmacies and health food stores. Most people believe that herbal remedies or ...

Four "Bad" Foods That Are Actually Good for You

As a dietitian, I sometimes find people carefully watching what I choose to eat. The common misconception is that while I have a healthy lifestyle and ...

The Skinny on Milk: Which Type Is Right for You?

Decades ago, the only consideration when choosing what type of milk to purchase at the grocery store was whether you opted for whole, 2% or skim milk. ...

Getting Enough Fiber Is Easier Than You Think!

The average American is not consuming enough fiber. Most health experts recommend approximately 25-35 grams of fiber every day. A few of the numerous benefits of ...

How Do Nutrition Needs Change with Age?

As a dietitian who primarily works with children, I receive a lot of questions about whether or not nutrition needs change or increase as a child ...

3 Steps to Healthy Weight Gain

While the majority of the clients I see are struggling with the challenges of weight loss, I occasionally encounter somebody who has the opposite predicament. Difficulty ...

Quick, Healthy Snacks and Lunches-To-Go

When life gets busy, eating right can be hard to do. Our increasingly chaotic lifestyles are jam-packed with so many long hours working, taking care of ...

US News Ranks the "Best Diets"

US News and World Report recently released with a ranking of twenty diets. Their findings were based on seven criteria: short term weight loss, long term ...

Nutritive vs. Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

Sweeteners, whether they be nutritive (provide calories) or non-nutritive (do not provide calories), are added to a multitude of foods and beverages. Sweeteners not only provide ...

3 Healthy Pantry Staples You May Not Have (Yet)

Being super smart and health conscious FitDay users, I know you have all got the standard staples in your food cupboard such as beans, whole grains, ...

Eat This, Not That: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

Every day, we are constantly faced with choices about what to eat. For most of us, it's got to be quick and easy, and it's got ...

Low, Less, and Lite: How to Decipher 'Healthy' Food Labels

Ever walk down a grocery store aisle and try to decipher labels? Or have you had a hard time deciding whether a product labeled as "low ...

Great Flavor With Healthy Additives

Can you really add flavor without adding calories or risking adverse health effects? We have all heard that we should cut down on the salt we ...

3 Steps to Smart Snacking

If you ask anyone in the health profession how often you should eat, you will most likely be told to eat 5 to 6 small meals spread out ...

A Dietitian's Take on the New MyPlate

The USDA's familiar MyPyramid has just been replaced with MyPlate. The consensus seems to be that this new model is simpler and easier to understand than ...

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