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3 p.m. slump? Why a sugar rush may not be the answer

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research, published in the 17 November issue of the scientific journal Neuron, ...

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More than half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements

(HealthDay)—During 2017 to 2018, 57.6 percent of U.S. adults used any dietary supplement in the previous 30 days, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National ...

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Food pantries can help improve nutrition, diet quality

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 37 million people nationally live in food-insecure households. For those who visit food pantries, the frequency of their visits matters.

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Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition

Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected.

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Five diet foods that are high in fiber

(HealthDay)—Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight.

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Wasted nutrients: The result of widespread food waste

The extent of food waste in America is a cause for serious concern. It is estimated that around 1,217 calories per person per day are squandered. A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics looks ...

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