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Take Fiber to Heart

Most of us have heard we need to add more fiber in our diet. But did you know fiber can help build healthier hearts? Three of fiber’s properties are at the core of heart health: solubility, viscosity and fermentability. Solubility The ability of fiber molecules to dissolve in water is...

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Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN -- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council If you’ve stepped into an air-conditioned store to get out of the August heat, then you know retailers are all stocked up to help us get our children ready to go back to school. Everything from highlighters...

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Fit Food Choices for Family Fun Month

August is Family Fun Month, leaving plenty of time to enjoy summertime activities before school starts again. If theme parks, baseball stadiums or driving trips are on your August schedule, then food will surely be a part of your experience. Fortunately, many of these entertainment spots have a variety of...

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Hit the Hay

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- The number of people who still consider sleep to be a luxury surprises me. I see even health conscious people sacrifice sleep to get more done or have more fun. But the reasons to get a good night’s sleep are as important...

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No Bake, No Oven Meal Ideas for the...

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- Every year I look forward to the fun activities and flavors that summer weather brings. Whether it’s shopping at the local farmers market, attending an outdoor jazz festival, or catching a baseball game; the warmer temperatures provide a lot of opportunities to play...

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What Does it Mean to Eat Nutrient Dense...

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Nutrient dense. Before I became a dietitian I always found this to be a confusing term. What are nutrient dense foods? Why are these important in a healthy diet? Simply put, what determines the nutrient density of food is the amount of nutrients you...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.