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Low-carb diet helps cut blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes

Published January 3, 2023

A recent study suggests that following a low-carb diet may quickly reduce A1C levels in people with prediabetes. Such a rigorous approach to eating may not be realistic, but cutting even some carbs may lead to weight loss and lower blood sugar.

Jump-start a healthier New Year with four holiday eating tips

Published December 7, 2022

The holiday season is full of parties, gatherings, food, and drink — making it an ideal time to adopt healthier eating habits. Doing so can help you manage stress and avoid overeating, and will set you up for success in the new year.

When replenishing fluids, does milk beat water?

Published November 14, 2022

An ad campaign sponsored by the milk industry claims that milk is better than water for hydration. A few studies appear to support the claim, but they involved a small number of subjects and have important limitations.

Steak and burger substitutes to satisfy a carnivore

Published November 1, 2022

Plant-based meat alternatives (PBMAs) might be safe to eat — in moderation — as a replacement for red meat in the diet. The best options are PBMAs that have the fewest ingredients and lowest levels of salt and saturated fat. PBMAs shouldn’t be paired with unhealthy foods, such as French fries, soda, or refined grains (white bread or buns). Other substitutes for red meat include vegetables and legumes, such as a large portabella mushroom cap, homemade bean burger, or thick slice of eggplant or cauliflower.

Easy, delicious summer veggie meals will help stretch your food budget

Published August 3, 2022

Summertime offers a great variety of fresh vegetables. Making vegetables the focus of a meal has many health benefits, and anyone can take advantage of this by preparing them in simple yet delicious ways.

Why are you taking a multivitamin?

Published July 27, 2022

One in three Americans takes a daily multivitamin even though research shows this doesn't provide any meaningful health benefits for most people. And because of the way supplements are regulated, some supplements make claims that have no evidence behind them.

The truth about nutrient deficiencies

Published June 1, 2022

Nutrient deficiencies are uncommon with a broad and varied diet. But aging, hormonal factors, or diet can leave women short of four key vitamins and minerals: vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, and calcium. Various tests can reveal nutrient deficiencies, including blood panels. Vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help prevent autoimmune diseases. Multivitamins are usually unnecessary, except in cases where age, pregnancy, digestive challenges, or certain medications interfere with the ability to get adequate nutrition.

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