Can I have potatoes if I am on the PCOS diet?

Updated 5 March 2015 under Ask Us.

Of course! With PCOS, it is okay to have anything you want but what is important is to keep in mind the portion size and how often. Potatoes are carbohydrates […]

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Eating Disorders: Healthy Eating

Updated 12 February 2021 under Health Guides.

What is healthy eating? Healthy eating is important for both your mind and body. During the recovery process, work with your dietitian to help you learn normalized eating habits. The […]

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Fiber

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. Since fiber gets digested in a different way than other carbohydrates, it helps you […]

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PCOS: Nutrition Basics

Updated 11 December 2020 under Health Guides.

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

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Sugar Substitutes and Artificial Sweeteners

Updated 3 October 2022 under Health Guides.

Sugar substitutes (sometimes called low-calorie or artificial sweeteners) are ingredients used to sweeten foods and beverages instead of sugar. There are a variety of foods on the market that contain […]

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Iron

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells, which is especially important for growing teens. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry oxygen, which provides energy throughout […]

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Calcium

Updated 17 March 2021 under Health Guides.

Calcium is a mineral that helps build strong bones. Calcium is also necessary for many of your body’s functions, such as blood clotting and nerve and muscle function. During the […]

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Folic Acid

Updated 22 March 2022 under Health Guides.

Why is folic acid so important for menstruating people? All people who menstruate (who get a period) should consume the recommended amount of folic acid daily. Your body needs folic […]

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Sports and Nutrition: Fueling Your Performance

Updated 1 July 2021 under Health Guides.

Just as a car runs best with a full tank of gas, your body needs the right kind of fuel from food in order to perform at its best. A […]

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Which is better – coffee or diet soda?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

There may be some health benefits related to drinking coffee, such as lowering the risk for Type 2 diabetes in adults, but coffee drinks that have added sugar and cream […]

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