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blood-testHigh Cholesterol

There are a few things that can lead to high cholesterol: what you eat, how physically active you are, and your genetics. You can’t do anything to change your genetics, … read more

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fiberFiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that helps keep your digestive system working correctly, lowers the cholesterol level in your body, and can lower your risk for cancer and heart … read more

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artificial sweetenersSugar Substitutes

Sugar substitutes are substances used to sweeten foods and beverages instead of sucrose (sugar). You’ll find a variety of foods on the market that contain sugar substitutes; some advertise this … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: Nutrition Basics

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, … read more

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peanutPeanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is more common than ever before; its prevalence has tripled in the past ten years. Approximately 1-2% of children in the United States have a diagnosed peanut allergy. … read more

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dietary ironIron

Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry the oxygen that is needed for energy. Getting the right amount of … read more

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Grilled chilli chicken with steamed broccoli, snow peas, green beans and gingerLow-Carb Diet

Carbs, short for carbohydrates, are a source of energy found in grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods. Carbs supply your body with the glucose (sugar) it needs for energy. Extra … read more

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energy drinksEnergy Drinks

Many drinks at convenience stores and supermarkets claim to give you energy. Common brands of these drinks, known as energy drinks and energy supplements, include Red Bull®, Full Throttle®, Monster®, … read more

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family cookingNutrition and Teens

Family members play an important role in helping teens to become healthier. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when everyone is working … read more

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