The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Here’s what we know about artificial sweeteners: they’re not good for you. The average American consumes 24 pounds of artificial sugar each year. Researchers have linked sweeteners — which have…

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How Proper Nutrition Speaks to Your Body

Written by Dr. Kevin Spelman, executive vice president for USANA’s department of research and development  Throughout a lifetime, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a typical human will eat about…

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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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The FDA Gives Nutrition Labels a Makeover

The familiar nutrition label which appears on packaged foods has existed for more than 20 years. Now, the label is getting a makeover: A new “Added Sugars” line shows hidden sugars….

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