Should You Eat a Low-Sodium Diet?

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I know how heart disease can affect an individual and his or her loved ones. That’s why I’m a strong advocate when it comes to preventing…

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3 Nutrients You Might Need More Of

One of the ongoing responsibilities of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to keep track of and monitor Americans’ nutritional intake. Periodically, the CDC will release new…

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6 Foods You Don’t Have to Refrigerate

Many fruits and vegetables are perishable and require refrigeration to guard against bacterial and foodborne illnesses such as E. coli or listeria, but not all produce needs to be chilled…

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Staying Hydrated With Fruits and Vegetables

Drinking water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated every day. About 20 percent of your daily water intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables with a…

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Dietary Fats: The Shift in Expert Recommendations

Written by Russ Barton, MS, CNS, CISSN, Senior Nutrition Scientist at USANA Sponsored by USANA Health Sciences Science has come a long way since the simplistic admonition in the 1980s for…

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The Scoop on Finding Healthy Ice Cream

Ah, ice cream — it’s the creamy and satisfying frozen treat that’s always a crowd favorite. But pint-by-pint, it’s easy to go overboard, especially in July, which happens to be…

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Picky About Protein?

Written by Toni McKinnon Sponsored by USANA Health Sciences We’ve become very picky eaters when it comes to the sources of the foods we eat, and the food industry has…

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3 Food Ingredients to Avoid No Matter What

My toddler likes “Blue Cookies” (so called because they’re fluorescent blue and likely have nothing remotely natural in them). And, she prefers them over my homemade peanut butter cookies (Seriously….

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Should You Really Choose Low-Fat Dairy?

If you’re worried about your health, you may be reaching for low-fat dairy products when you go shopping. After all, that’s what the US Dietary Guidelines and many health organizations…

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Leap Forward Into Your Best Spring Yet

I always look forward to the extra leap year day. The bonus February day gives me an extra opportunity to reflect on the year so far before March and the…

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