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Eat Right for More Energy

The foods you eat can make a difference in how you feel every day. Here's how to eat for more energy. So how else can you improve your nutrition here at About.com Nutrition? Start with these easy ways to improve your diet right wow. Then you can choose some healthy meal plans, learn how to shop for groceries and read nutrition facts labels. You can find the foods that are best for your heart, find foods that may help prevent cancer, and learn about popular vs. fad diets.

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Milk Alternatives

Thursday April 24, 2014
Cow's milk is an excellent source of calcium, but some people can't digest it or just don't like the flavor. There are plenty of alternatives to choose from. Soy milk is fairly common -- it's been around for awhile. But, seems to me, the big new thing is almond milk. I've used it off and on over the years, but seems to me I've seen much more of it in the stores this past year or so.

Milk alternatives can be quite nutritious. They're all fortified with calcium and vitamin D; and they naturally contain a variety of nutrients. Have a look: Nutritious Substitutes for Cow's Milk

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Does Dieting Make You Crabby?

Tuesday April 22, 2014
I haven't written up a quiz in ages, so I thought I'd try my hand at one that might help you decide if your diet is making you miserable: Does Your Diet Make You Crabby?

Give it a try and let me know what you think. I've also got some help for any of the questions that indicate potential dietary crankiness: Help for When Your Diet Makes You Crabby

Washing Away the Salt

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Canned vegetables can be high in sodium and I knew you could rinse some of the salt away, but I wasn't really sure how much. So, I looked into the subject, and sadly I'm still not completely sure how much sodium is removed by rinsing.

Anyway, I wrote up what I learned and I answered the question How Much Sodium Can Be Removed by Rinsing Canned Vegetables?

If you need to watch your sodium and you have to used canned vegetables, it's worth rinsing them, but you just can't be sure how much sodium will go down the drain.

Speaking of vegetables, another reader asked me which single fruit or vegetable is the best. Here's my answer: Which Fruit or Vegetable is the Best One for Your Health?

This Week's Q&A

Monday April 14, 2014
Joseph asks, "What suggested is the amount of vitamin D daily value percentages on food labels refer to, since there are so many (400, 800 and 1200 IUs)? This is important for people with osteopenia. Thanks."

Here's my answer:

What is the Daily Value for Vitamin D on a Food Label?

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