Food and Nutrition

Find out how to incorporate healthy food, proper nutrition, vitamins and supplements into your diet.

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Healthy Food Choices

Low-Calorie Diets

Eating fewer calories typically results in weight loss. If you add exercise, you may not need to lower your daily…

The Truth About Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are not regulated by the federal government and overuse can lead to many health problems like heart issues…

Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight

Excessive weight gain or obesity in childhood can lead to serious health problems later in life. A healthy diet and…

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Nutrients and Nutritional Info

Nutrient Shortfall Questionnaire

It is common for people to be lacking in nutrients. This can happen if your body doesn’t get enough of…

Calcium: What You Need to Know

Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to…

Antioxidants: What You Need to Know

Antioxidants are chemicals that help stop or limit damage caused by free radicals. They also boost your immunity.

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Sugar and Sugar Substitutes

Sugar Substitutes

Sugar substitutes are chemical or plant-based substances used to sweeten foods and drinks. You may have heard them called “artificial…

Added Sugar: What You Need To Know

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides calories for your body to use as energy. There are two main types…

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Weight Loss and Diet Plans

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern. You fast during a certain period of time each day. You then eat during…

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet can help you to lose or maintain weight and also helps to manage blood pressure, blood sugar,…

Ideal Weight and BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is a method for measuring your ideal weight. It is used as a screening tool to…

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