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Intermittent fasting plus exercise: Helpful or harmful?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) has become one of the most popular weight loss strategies. But does it really work? Can it boost your efforts to lose weight and build lean body mass? Let’s dive in to see what the research says about intermittent fasting and exercise. How intermittent fasting works There are various ways to practice …

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The truth about artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, also called non-nutritive sweeteners or sugar substitutes, have been a controversial topic for decades. Do they cause cancer? Will they make me gain weight? Can they raise my blood sugar? To help alleviate the confusion, here are answers to common questions about artificial sweeteners. But first, let’s review some of the basics. What …

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How to decode food labels to boost your nutrition

The updated Nutrition Facts label reflects the latest nutrition research scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases, such as obesity and heart disease. But what do we do with these facts? Interpreting the label, which tells you what’s in the food and drinks you consume, can help you make healthier food choices. …

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Sugar and your health: The truth is not so sweet

A little sugar never hurt anyone, right? Research suggests otherwise, as added sugar in the American diet accumulates at an alarming rate. Growing scientific evidence shows added sugar is linked to chronic diseases and obesity, notes SugarScience, an authoritative source for scientific evidence on sugar and its impact on health, developed by health scientists from …

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Endometriosis diet: What to eat if you have endometriosis

If you have endometriosis, you know it can be frustrating to live with. You also know there’s a lot of information available out there about how to manage it—but what’s really helpful and what’s not? As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked if any nutrition changes or supplements can make a difference. To answer that …

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Is an anti-inflammatory diet right for you? Plus, an RD’s top foods

As a dietitian, I frequently get asked about the latest “fad diets” and what diet is recommended to get rid of or fix x, y and z symptoms. When I evaluate different diets, I think about three key factors: The specific rules (what’s being restricted compared to what’s allowed) What impact will this diet makeshort …

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The truth about vitamins and supplements: Are they helpful or harmful?

Most people consider taking a dietary supplement at some point in their life in order to improve their health. Maybe you see a convincing ad on TV or social media, or perhaps you hear from a friend about how a particular supplement benefited them. Enhancing your diet with supplements can be an effective way to …

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