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A woman drinking water from a fountainDehydration

Did you know that about two-thirds of your body is made up of water? That’s a lot! Even though it’s normal to lose some water every day, there may be … read more

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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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