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Be sure to read labels for portion, calorie control

(HealthDay)—"Nutrition Facts" labels mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have made it easier to know more about what's inside packaged foods. But the information isn't always easy to decipher, especially since ...

Jan 11, 2018
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Smarter, slimmer alcoholic drinks

(HealthDay)—Wine and spirits are tallied in the "empty calories" column because they lack any nutritional benefits. Add cream or soda to make a mixed drink and you can more than double the caloric damage.

Jan 10, 2018
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Resolve to avoid 'detox diets' in the new year

Now that the new year is here, many Americans begin to consider what changes they can make in order to improve themselves in the new year. According to a survey conducted in 2017, a little over 21 percent of Americans made ...

Jan 08, 2018
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Nutrition

Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.

The diet of an organism refers to what it eats. Dietitians are health professionals who specialize in human nutrition, meal planning, economics, preparation, and so on. They are trained to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to individuals (in health and disease), as well as to institutions.

Poor diet can have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scurvy, beriberi, and kwashiorkor; health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome, and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

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