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Shereen Jegtvig, MS

Nutrition May 2012 Archive

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Summer Salads!

Tuesday May 29, 2012
The days are getting warm here in the northern hemisphere and as spring turns into a hot summer, many of us will be wanting cooler foods. A salad with ... Read More

Almond Butter Vs. Peanut Butter

Friday May 25, 2012
A reader wants to know if almond butter is a healthier choice than peanut butter. Both are good for you, unless you have peanut or tree nut allergies, but ... Read More

What Is Carrageenan?

Thursday May 24, 2012
Carrageenan is a food additive extracted from seaweed. It's used to thicken and stabilize whipping cream, ice cream, salad dressings and sauces. A reader asked me if the claim that ... Read More

Carnitine - Diet or Supplement?

Monday May 21, 2012
Your body needs carnitine for energy production, especially in your muscles, but does taking carnitine supplements give you more energy or aid weight loss? Probably not. And you don't really ... Read More

Foods High in Vitamin C

Friday May 18, 2012
Your body needs vitamin C for wound healing, strong blood vessels, healthy skin and for your immune system to function. Currently, the Institute of Medicine recommends around 75 to 90 ... Read More

Coffee Makes You Live Longer?

Thursday May 17, 2012
Well, I love coffee, so I wish that were true. Authors of a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine claim to have found a correlation between ... Read More

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Position on Quick Fix Diets

Wednesday May 16, 2012
Have you heard of the K-E Diet? It's a low-carb diet, but it's extreme. You don't eat anything, you're fed through a tube that goes through your nose down to ... Read More

Types of Bottled Water

Tuesday May 15, 2012
Every day I see people drinking bottled water. That's a good thing I think. Water is calorie-free and you need to stay hydrated. Did you know there are four types ... Read More

Complaint About NuVal Rating System?

Monday May 14, 2012
Have you heard of the NuVal rating system? It's a system that rates the nutrition value of foods from 1 to 100, with 100 being the top score. It's not ... Read More

Summer Food Safety

Friday May 11, 2012
Don't you just love outdoor barbecues and picnics? Like a big backyard party with friends and family, a romantic picnic for two, or even a fun family outing with ... Read More

Iron-Rich Foods

Thursday May 10, 2012
Iron deficiency is fairly common, especially in women. If you've been told to eat more iron-rich foods (or if you have a disorder called hemochromatosis, to avoid them), you can ... Read More

Shopping Tips

Monday May 7, 2012
Grocery shopping can be time-consuming and expensive. I think it's easier if you keep a grocery shopping list so you don't forget some important ingredient or food. And shopping at ... Read More

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