Nutrition

Nutrition Articles

Do we really need all that calcium?

While calcium is essential for bone strength, some experts believe that Americans are getting too much calcium, which can actually lead to an increased risk of a hip fracture. More »

GERD: Heartburn and more

Millions of people suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding certain foods can help control symptoms, and there are also several effective medications available. More »

In with the good, out with the bad

Our bodies need protein, carbohydrates, and fat, but some kinds are better for us than others. It's important to eat the right kinds and quantities of these components in order to receive the most benefit from them. More »

Time to fatten up our diets

Doctors and nutritionists have long warned of the dangers of saturated and trans fats. But unsaturated fats are beneficial, particularly if eaten in place of carbohydrates. More »

Take it with a grain of salt

If you are trying to watch your salt intake, pay careful attention to the amount of salt in prepared and processed foods. But not everyone benefits from eating less salt. More »

Why not flaxseed oil?

While flaxseed oil may seem like a good way to get beneficial omega-3 fats, its healthful effects are not as powerful as they appear. Eating fish is still the best way to get omega-3s. More »