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Nutrition

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Top Nutrition Articles

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  • Should you take probiotics?

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Probiotics are "good" bacteria touted to help maintain digestive health and boost the immune system. You can take them in a dietary supplement or get them from food sources, such as yogurt. But should you? "They can be...
  • EatingWell: Do artificial sweeteners make you hungrier?

    Q: Do artificial sweeteners make you hungrier? --E. Berliet, Lyon, France A: I'd hope not, since lots of people use artificial sweeteners to control calories. But the research on the topic isn't so straightforward. In fact, the effect of these sweeteners...
  • Fight cancer with fiber

    Fitting more fiber into your diet is a cancer-preventive strategy. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer: Risk drops 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in fiber. Analysis combining 16 population studies also links higher fiber with lower...
  • Is organic food worth the higher price? Many experts say no

    Is organic food worth the higher price? Many experts say no
    Kristin DiMarco was heading into a Trader Joe's in West Los Angeles the other day and knew for sure what she wouldn't be buying: anything organic. "I just feel like I've already built up an immunity to anything that might be in my food," the 26-year-old...
  • How to garden with pets in mind

    Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Everything from carrots to leafy vegetables and fruit can be added to the cat or dog dish....
  • Beyonce's 'trainer' offers a 22-day revolution to get you into awesome shape

    Since most New Year's resolutions have gone by the wayside by now, you'll need a better excuse to kick-start your diet. Here's one: Beyonce's bodacious figure that she managed to slip into that sheer barely there Givenchy sparkler at the Met Gala last...
  • Tarting it up: Rhubarb adds a slash of flavor and color to spring

    If you've never indulged in rhubarb, this year you should: High in vitamins C and K (which plays an important role in bone health), and a good source of dietary fiber, it provides a pretty nutritious bang for your buck. Rhubarb also is one of nature's top...
  • Health column: What to eat to improve your bone health

    Health column: What to eat to improve your bone health
    Nutrition and bone, muscle and joint health are closely related. A healthy diet can help prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders by assisting in the production and maintenance of bone. If you are not getting the right...
  • Sample these 4 uncommon (and fabulous) whole grains

    You should dish up whole grains as often as you can because they're good for you. So why not spice up your meals with some new varieties? These four ancient, highly nutritious grains also happen to be naturally gluten-free and low in sodium. They're also...
  • Beauty in the beast? No. But chefs say maybe in the veg

    April Bloomfield is a wizard with a pig's ear and a lover of kidneys, trotters and all the so-called "nasty bits" that animals have to offer. What many people don't know is that she also has a mean way with a carrot. "I'm really passionate about...
  • Mom, son team up in weight-loss effort

    Mom, son team up in weight-loss effort
    Inspiring each other to loose weight and live a healthier lifestyle is what got a Naperville mother and son team to bring home not one crown, but two. The weight loss journey of Naperville resident Nancy Lackey began in the late 1970s. The constant...