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Nutrition: Most Popular Articles

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Hydration Calculator - How Much Water Do You...
Hydration Calculator Water is essential for your good health, but you might need more water than you
The 7 Best Fish for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
In general, fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. But some fish have more than others and these seven fish have the most.
Hydration Calculator Results
Results for the daily hydration calculator. Here's how much water you need to drink every day.
15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating
Inflammation is a normal response to injury or irritation, chronic inflammation isn't a good thing. The foods you eat might help battle inflammation.
23 Foods That Are Crazy Low In Calories
Lose weight by eating low-calorie foods that are wholesome and good for your health. Avoid the heavily processed diet foods.
5 Superfoods That Do Gross Things to Your Body
Nothing's perfect, right? That includes things that are good for you, like superfoods. These 5 superfoods have some not-so-attractive side effects.
Calorie Calculator for Women
Use this calculator to determine how many calories you need to gain, lose or maintain weight.
The Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair
These foods will ensure you get an adequate intake of the nutrients your hair needs to be healthy.
15 Potassium-Rich Foods You Need to Be Eating
Potassium is essential for good health and you need to know which foods are high in potassium.
17 Whole Grains You Should Be Eating
Whole grains are rich in fiber and nutrients and should be part of a healthy diet.
Quiz - Do You Have a Healthy Diet?
Do you eat right? Take this quiz to help you determine if you have a healthy diet.
The Fat-Soluble Vitamins You Need to Know About
The fat-soluble vitamins are essential for many body functions. Learn what they are and where to find them.
General Nutrition Knowledge Quiz
Take this fun and informative test to see what you know about nutrition.
Low on Energy? 13 Foods High in Iron
Iron is an essential mineral, ​and these foods will help you boost your iron intake. Iron is found in both plant and animal sources of food.
Sucralose - Safety and Information
Sucralose is a non-nutritive artificial sweetener used in many products to give a sweet flavor to food without adding calories.
10 Super Foods That Lower Cholesterol (Plus...
Diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce your cholesterol levels. These foods have been shown to reduce cholesterol.
7 Foods That Cause a Bloated Belly
Bloating is that uncomfortable feeling that happens when you eat too much or build up gas. Learn about foods that can cause bloating.
These 9 Foods Will Help You Gain Weight
Eating energy-dense foods will help you gain weight - but please choose foods that are good for you instead of junk foods.
11 Foods to Get More Vitamin D in Your Diet
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. Most is made by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight, but there are some food sources, see our slideshow.
Calorie Calculator for Men
Use this calculator to determine how many calories you need every day.
Aspartame Is a Safe Artificial Sweetener
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener. It's much sweeter than sugar so you only need a little bit -- it's safe for use by most people.
What You Can Eat On a Clear Liquid Diet
A clear liquid diet includes juice, broth, water, sports drinks, clear soft drinks, and gelatin. Tips and ideas for following a clear liquid diet.
Calorie Calculator
It's not easy to lose weight by guessing - you need to know how may calories you need per day. My calorie calculators determine your daily calorie need.
The Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
Prolonged vitamin D deficiency leads to week bones. Here's an explanation of vitamin D deficiency and the symptoms, which include rickets and osteopenia.
Is There an Easy Way to Convert Grams to...
Grams and teaspoons are different types of measurements. One is weight and one is volume so you can't convert them directly.
25 Foods to Keep Your Bones Strong
Your bones need several nutrients in order to stay strong. These 25 foods help supply those nutrients.
11 Tips for Gaining Weight
Gaining weight means you'll need to consume more calories than you burn every day - here's some of our favorite weight-gaining tips.
Serving Sizes for 18 Fruits and Vegetables
Fruit or vegetable serving sized depend upon the state of the food. Here's a look at the official serving sizes for fruits and vegetables.
This Is What a Balanced Meal Plan Looks Like
One example of how to prepare an easy balanced menu for an entire day.
Here's How Many Carbs You Need
Carbohydrates are the body's prime source of fuel. This article helps you determine how many grams of carbohydrates you need every day.
The Major Dietary Minerals and Where to Find Them
Major minerals are particularly important for healthy bones, teeth, muscles and fluid balance in the body.
Calorie Calculator Results for Women
Here's the number of calories you need every day if you're a woman, plus information fat, carbohydrate and protein grams.
What You Can Eat On a Full Liquid Diet
A full liquid diet is less restrictive than a clear liquid diet, but you still must eliminate solid foods.
How to Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Your...
Eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day to get vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Is the Nitrate in Leftover Vegetables Harmful?
Nitrates in vegetables aren't going to hurt you so save them, heat them and eat them.
The Nutritional Values for Iceberg and Romaine...
Lettuce generally doesn't have much nutritional value, but not all lettuces are the same. Heres's a comparison of the nutritional values of iceberg lettuce and romaine lettuce.
Should You Try the Nordic Diet?
Description of the Nordic diet -- similar to the Mediterranean diet.
How Many Calories in a Baked Potato?
Plain baked potatoes aren't too high in calories -- it's what you put on top of them that adds up. Learn how your favorite potato toppings stack up.
2 Sample Menus for a 1,200 Calorie Diet
Two delicious 1,200 calorie per day menu plans. Safe, effective and contains all the nutrients you need while maintaining a low calorie count.
Guess How Much Sugar is in a Can of Soda
Soda and most other soft drinks contain a lot of sugar. Find out how much sugar is in a 12-ounce can of soda.
Why the Mediterranean Diet Can Help You Live...
Here's how to follow a Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is good for your heart health and overall health.
Here's What You Can Eat on a Mechanical Soft Diet
This diet includes soft and easy to chew foods. It's useful for people who have trouble chewing or may be too weak to chew regular foods.
Looking for a Sample Menu for Gaining Weight?
A sample menu to help you design your own menu for gaining weight. Menu for 2,500 calories or 3,000 calories per day.
17 Magnesium-Rich Foods
Magnesium is a major mineral your body needs for a number of reasons. Learn more about magnesium and which foods are good sources.
Try This Healthy and Balanced Meal Plan
Day one meal plan for a week of healthy eating for a person who needs about 2250 calories per day and has no health restrictions.
Should a Person with Diabetes Use Artificial...
Artificial sweeteners don't impact blood sugar levels, but they're only helpful for weight loss when you reduce your overall calorie count.
Are All Processed Foods Unhealthy?
Processed foods have been changed from their natural state -- some are good for you and some are bad. Click to learn more about processed foods.
3 Things You Shouldn't Eat When You Have Gout
Gout is painful -- here's a look at the foods that can trigger a gout attack. Best to avoid eating them to reduce your chance of an attack.
What Are the Signs of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
Some people aren't able to absorb vitamin B-12 or don't get enough from the diet. Learn the signs and symptoms of a B-12 deficiency.
How Many Cups of Vegetables Do You Need Per Day?
Everyone needs vegetables​ -- this slideshow will explain how many cups are needed based on age.
Is Pasta Bad for Your Health?
Pasta is made fromm grain and can be part of a healthy diet as long as you don't load it down with heavy cheesy sauces.
Vitamin D Requirements and Dietary Sources
Vitamin D is synthesized in your body when your skin is exposed to the sun. It's needed for healthy bones and teeth -- learn more about vitamin D.
Did You Know Potatoes Can Actually Be Good for...
Potatoes are usually served as fries or chips that aren't good for your health, but, if you prepare them properly, potatoes are good for you.
11 Foods That Are Good for Your Heart
Here's a look at our favorite heart-healthy foods. They're easy to find in any grocery store.
2 Menu Choices for a 1,700 Calorie Diet
Help to get you started on a 1,700 calorie per day diet.
Get the Complete Nutritional Breakdown on Eggs
Eggs are very nutrient-dense and a good source of protein, but they're also high in fat and cholesterol.
Is Decaf Green Tea as Healthy as Regular Green...
Does decaf green tea have the same benefits as green tea with caffeine?
Calorie Calculator Results for Men
Here's the amount of calories you need every day if you're a man.
Know Your Vitamin D Options So You Can Choose...
Two forms of vitamin D are used as supplements: cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2). They're both effective as dietary supplements.
What's the Difference Between a Dietitian and...
Both nutritionists and dietitians can help you eat right. Learn about the differences and how to find the one that's right for you.
Learn What to Expect From a Niacin Flush
Some people experience a niacin flush when they take larger doses of niacin supplements.
14 Simple Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake
Fiber is essential for normal digestive system function. Most people don't get enough fiber in their diets - here's how to increase your fiber intake.
What Are the Benefits of Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances found in the foods you eat -- and in some dietary supplements. They'll help protect your body from free-radical damage.
Understanding Nutrition and What We Eat: A...
Nutrition is the study of what we eat. Learn more about this interesting field.
What Are the Benefits of Eating Protein Bars?
Protein bars will help you boost your protein intake. Here are a few questions and answers about protein bars.

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