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  1. Missing Nutrients in Your Food

    When it comes to eating healthy, some of us focus on the negative. "A lot of people concerned about good nutrition are just watching for what they can't eat -- whether it's fat, or sugar, or whatever," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. But that attitude can b

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  2. The Benefits of Healthy Whole Foods

    Healthy whole foods: you might know that you're supposed to eat them.  But do you really know what they are? "We live in a society that eats so much processed and manufactured food, that I think there's some genuine confusion about what qualifies as a whole food," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson

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  3. Getting Essential Nutrients You Need, but May Be Lacking

    In our burger-and-burrito world, it's no surprise: Research shows most Americans don't get enough of these essential nutrients -- calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids, and potassium. These help keep muscles, nerves, organs, skin and bones -- plus immunity -- in tip

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  4. 11 Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

    Do you think eating healthy means you have to radically change your diet and give up all your favorite foods? Think again. Improving your health could be as easy as switching from white to whole-wheat bread, adding a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your afternoon yogurt, or ordering your favorite c

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  5. The Health Benefits of Asparagus

    The name for asparagus -- a member of the lily family -- comes from the Greek word meaning “shoot” or “sprout.” Now widely cultivated throughout the world, this regal vegetable is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean region, where it was prized for its unique text

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  6. Experts' Best Diet Tips for Weight Loss

    Hoping to lose a few pounds in time for bathing suit season -- and tired of all the hype about "miracle" weight loss cures? To help you get answers about what really works for weight loss, WebMD turned to eight noted diet and nutrition experts for their own favorite diet tips.   Here are their top 1

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  7. Acai: Weight Loss Wonder Fruit?

    Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries have been making headlines as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They're supposed to be good for weight loss, anti-aging, and more. But can acai really help you lose weight, as the online ads promise? WebMD asked diet and nutrition experts for the truth a

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  8. 7 Expert Tricks for Calorie and Portion Control

    Gone are the days when french fries came in 3-ounce bags, bagels were no bigger than hockey pucks, and soft drinks topped out at 12 ounces.  And it's not just restaurants that are supersizing food portion sizes and boosting calories. Home cooks are following suit. In a letter published recently in t

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  9. Caffeine Shockers: Products Surprisingly High in Caffeine

    What drinks and foods in your supermarket are shockingly high in caffeine? WebMD found 25 products that may surprise you.

  10. Why Can't I Lose Weight?

    Have you ever felt like trying to lose extra pounds or keep them off is just more difficult for you than for other people? Recent research suggests you might not be imagining this. For some people, thanks to a combination of genetics and physiological differences, it really is easier to put on weigh

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