Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition affect both body and mind. Learn about all aspects of food and nutrition, from vitamins to aging to natural foods.

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When your mom told you to eat your peas, she was right. Peas flaunt twice the protein of most vegetables, so they're the ideal weight-loss substitute for fattier protein fare. Learn about peas.

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Apricots are orange colored fruits full of beta carotene and fiber. Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, and fight disease. Discover how apricots can help aid weight loss.

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Asparagus are high in nutrients and low in calories, providing a healthy vegetable choice. Learn how to enjoy asparagus' distinctive taste and nutritional bang with easy preparation tips and information on its health benefits.

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Bananas are a great food choice for a sensible diet approach. Bananas provide a fat free package of natural energy, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Learn why bananas are ideal for people looking to lose weight.

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Learn about barley, a very versatile grain that's low in fat and cholesterol free. This fiber-packed grain curbs appetites and is great for weight loss. Take advantage of this low-in-fat and cholesterol free food.

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The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend making vegetables a major component of your eating pattern. Why? Because veggies make it easy to eat fewer calories, manage your weight, and decrease your risk of chronic conditions. Learn more.

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When prepared correctly and eaten in the proper quantity, popcorn is actually a healthy snack. It is an excellent fiber source that can keep you feeling full for hours. Learn about popcorn.

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Whole-wheat bread can be the best fat-fighting friend in your diet. It's high in complex carbohydrates, low in fat, and offers nutrients and fiber. Learn the facts to help you choose the right bread.

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Yogurt has much to offer in the health department. It's an excellent source of bone-building calcium, helps boost the immune system, and relieves diarrhea. Learn the health benefits of yogurt.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Prenatal vitamins (brand names Prenatal-1 + Iron and Stuartnatal Plus) are multivitamins and mineral supplements for use during pregnancy and nursing. Learn about the benefits of prenatal vitamins, as well as the potential side effects.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

You've probably heard the hype: Antioxidants can make you look and feel younger! Some hopeful folks even believe antioxidants will lower the threat of disease. Can there be any truth to this? Learn what an antioxidant actually is.

By Robin Brett Parnes

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Daily calorie needs vary significantly from person to person. Learn how to calculate the number that’s right for your body.

Many people take a multi-vitamin each day, but most people don't know much about them. What is the difference between vitamin A and vitamin C, for example? If you don't get enough vitamins, what happens? Learn all about vitamins.

I recently bought a carton of eggs that claimed, "These eggs are high in Vitamin E, contain 100 mg of Omega 3, and have 25% less saturated fat than regular eggs." How can you get chickens to lay these special eggs?

A fascinating article that explains why the B vitamins -- found in a variety of foods we eat every day -- are so essential to a healthy diet!

By Dr. Jerry Gordon

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Vitamin C is something you hear about all the time -- learn the real scoop on this important nutrient and how it can help your body function properly!

By Dr. Jerry Gordon