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What Is Nutritionism and Why Is It Making Us Fat?

How often do you make choices about food based on its nutrient content? It seems like the responsible thing to do, right? After all, scientists tell us that saturated fat…

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Concepts to Think About When It Comes to Your Nutrition

Written by Allen Tran, MS, RD, CSSD, High Performance Dietitian and Chef for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Nutrition is vital for any elite athlete or weekend warrior. It’s the foundation…

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The Nut That is Good for Your Brain and Gut

Walnuts interact with the brain to help appetite control.  While it has long been suspected that walnuts reduce overeating due to their nutrient-packed makeup, a new study administered by Harvard…

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How to Recognize Sugar in New Nutrition Labels

In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods and introduced a new section on the label for added…

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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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