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  1. 10 Nutrients You May Be Missing

    Americans may eat too many calories, but we're still falling short on essential nutrients. That may seem like a paradox. It's not. “Americans consume far too many empty calories -- foods high in sugar or fat and not much else,” says Kathy McManus, PhD, head of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospit

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  2. Nutrition Experts React to New Dietary Guidelines

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, discusses the new USDA Dietary Guidelines.

  3. Eggs: 8 Healthy Facts

    Egg Symbolism Ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians, Persians, and Hindus, believed the world began as a large egg, one reason the egg is a symbol of new life. Egg-cellent Production Individual hens in the United States lay about 250 to 300 eggs per year. Most Extreme Egg The heaviest egg, laid by

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  4. The 9 Most Fattening Foods of Winter

    Controlling weight during the cold, dark days of winter is an issue for most of us. Studies show that many people gain at least a pound between November and January. And the worst part: That gain is usually permanent. Blame it on the cold weather that makes outdoor exercise less appealing, cravings

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  5. Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain? Not so Fast

    Type “diet soda” and “weight” into your favorite search engine and you may be surprised by what you find. “Drink More Diet Soda, Gain More Weight?” asks one headline. “Diet Soda: Doorway to Weight Gain” shouts another. In a recent search of a popular Web browser, 49 of the first 50 hits were for sto

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  6. Beyond Dieting: Alternative Approaches to Weight Loss

    To lose weight, some people look beyond diet and exercise. Would methods like hypnosis, acupuncture, meditation, prayer, and traditional Eastern methods help budge the pounds? Perhaps. But if you want to ditch diet and exercise altogether, think again. “The bottom line is to be more active and consu

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  7. Fatigue Fighters: 6 Quick Ways to Boost Energy

    It's 3 p.m., and you're definitely dragging. Your body feels like a car that's run out of gas. And while your official workday may soon be over, your day probably isn't. If you're like most women, your to do list probably still includes some or all of the following tasks: pick up the kids, cook dinn

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  8. Super Foods for Lower Cholesterol and Heart Health

    Could you lower cholesterol levels by eating a bowl of oatmeal in the morning and a handful of nuts in the afternoon? It's certainly possible. "Dietary changes can have powerful effects on cholesterol levels," says Edgar R. Miller III, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Joh

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  9. Can Fiber Help Protect Against Cancer?

    For years, Americans have been advised to eat a high-fiber diet to lower the risk of colon cancer. Early theories suggested that dietary fiber was protective against colon cancer and possibly breast cancer. But inconsistent findings from numerous studies have led to disagreement on the role of dieta

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  10. How Fiber Helps Your Digestive Health

    You've heard about the benefits of healthy fiber before. But you might not think they apply to you. You might associate "healthy fiber" with prunes and constipation. This misconception grates on researchers. "When I tell people that I study the effects of fiber, they always assume I'm talking consti

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