Nutrition

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Making sense of nutrition labels

(BPT) – You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many […]

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Research shows California Raisins positively impact diabetic nutrition

(BPT) – Research highlighted at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions suggests California Raisins – an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun, no-sugar-added fruit – can positively affect glucose levels and systolic blood pressure among people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). ‘Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus,’ said […]

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What’s your nutrition game plan? [video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – To celebrate Men’s Health Month, take some time to evaluate your own health goals. Are you getting enough exercise? Is your diet including the right amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fats? In this video, we learn why foods like pistachios make the ideal […]

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Simplifying baby nutrition: Expert advice for your infant’s first foods

(BPT) – Your cooing, curious, incredibly cute baby is now 6 months old and you’ve got the go-ahead from your pediatrician to start solid foods. You both are excited to begin this new adventure, but when you head to the store you are suddenly confused by a sea of options. Which foods are safe for […]

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Proper nutrition is key to senior health

(BPT) – Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85 who will represent 20 percent of the population by the year 2040. Because we are living longer, certain conditions specific to seniors are also on a steady rise. Dehydration, falls, […]

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Cover your nutrition bases with this popular vegetable

(BPT) – Whether you’re on or off the field, it’s important to fuel up wisely. Leading sports nutritionists across the country recommend potatoes as the go-to choice for fueling your body before or after a workout. “To perform at your best, put potatoes on your plate,” says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD, the nutritionist for […]

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Smart food swaps mean more nutrition and less ‘giving up’

(BPT) – Does it ever seem like a lot of healthy-eating advice is about “less,” “giving up” and “taking away?” Reducing fat and sodium intake, avoiding high-calorie foods and trimming portion size are commonly heard pieces of advice when you’re trying to lose weight or improve your diet. But health experts agree, good eating doesn’t […]

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People with kidney disease at higher risk for heart disease: Take charge and reduce risks through good nutrition and self-care

(BPT) – Heart disease is a big problem in the United States, especially for the more than 20 million Americans living with kidney disease. That’s because kidney disease causes a variety of health problems that make it harder for the heart to pump blood effectively. But if you’ve got kidney disease, take heart – there […]

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Enjoy Nutrition on a Mission

(BPT) – Next time you reach for a satisfying snack to curb your hunger, choose a treat that fills your stomach and your heart. Support causes that truly matter by choosing foods that make a difference for children around the world. One smart pick is This Bar Saves Lives, a non-GMO, gluten-free, and fair trade […]

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Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017

(BPT) – Nurturing and nourishing a family go hand-in-hand. If you’re ready to rally your family around better nutrition, now’s the time to get a healthy jump on the new year. “Making consistently good food choices can set your family on the road to good health,” says Marlene Schmidt, registered dietitian for Nestlé’s Nutrition, Health […]

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