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When Should You Get Checked for Prediabetes?

Diabetes is a common health problem in the U.S. -- almost 10 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, according to the American ...

Staying Healthy During the Holiday Hoopla

Have a strategy. First, determine what options may be offered at the event you plan to attend. Is it just cocktails and appetizers or a sit-down ...

5 Healthy Habits of Skinny People

Skinny people have several things in common, and adopting the top 5 healthy habits of skinny people helps you achieve or maintain a healthy weight. Knowing which ...

How to Combat Stress With a Healthy Diet

In biological terms, stress refers to the aftermath of a stimulus that disturbs our mental or physical equilibrium. Stressful events can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response. This ...

The Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has recently grown in popularity due to a fad diet called the 5:2 diet. It does not dictate certain foods to eat or avoid, but ...

Curb the Midnight Snack Craving

We’ve all been there -- one minute, sitting on the couch, the next, raiding the pantry. You can’t explain it, but all ...

Delicious Foods From Africa to Add to Your Healthy Diet

While living in Malawi and backpacking around sub-Saharan Africa, I had the opportunity to try many different foods that are not commonly available in the U....

How to Eat Fresh in the Winter

Eat fresh. We’ve all heard it before. Eating fresh vegetables and fruits when they grow naturally provides numerous benefits. Often, seasonal fresh produce is less ...

5 Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters

After a long day, the last thing you want to do is wage war over vegetables at the dinner table. The good news is that getting ...

What Is Mindful Eating? 4 Ways To Incorporate It Into Your Life

Do you eat standing up or from the bag or while on the computer? If you are like most Americans, eating while multitasking is part of ...

How Do You Stock A Healthy Pantry?

It’s 5 p.m. and you’re exhausted and tried. You look in the pantry and find chips, cereal and cake mix. All of ...

How to Grow an Indoor Vegetable Garden

Indoor hydroponic (growing crops without using soil) vegetable gardens may save you time and money, and they can add pizzazz to your home décor without ...

Orthorexia: The Lesser-Known Eating Disorder

Disordered eating covers a broad spectrum of conditions, and many of us have heard of the more common types like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating ...

What Are Phytonutrients and What Do They Do in the Body?

Phytonutrients are additional compounds (besides just vitamins and minerals) found in foods that are associated with health. Phytonutrients work in a variety of ways by improving ...

How Can I Get More Fiber in My Diet?

Sometimes it can be a challenge to get enough fiber in your daily diet. The Institute of Medicine recommends intake for total fiber for adults 50 years ...

Can Specific Proteins and Carbs Keep Weight Off?

We have always heard that "calories in versus calories out" is the hard and fast rule when it comes to weight loss. Of course, being mindful ...

Food Additives: Learn the Lingo!

Food additives are added to foods to improve the quality, affordability, shelf life and flavor. They prevent spoilage and increase nutrition. There are over 3,000 food substances ...

How Can I Make a Meal Plan for the Week?

One of the key components of eating healthy is to plan ahead, which increases the likelihood that you will be successful in achieving and maintaining weight ...

Avoid FODMAPs In Your Diet for Better Digestion

FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-di-monosaccharides and polyols. If you have irritable bowel syndrome or symptoms including abdominal pain, gas, bloating, flatulence, burping, constipation and diarrhea, the ...

Debunking the Most Common Nutrition Myths

Don't get caught up in these untruths! 1. Avoid carbohydrates to lose weight. Carbohydrates have consistently gotten a bad rap in the media. However, as long as ...

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