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Shereen Jegtvig, MS

Updated Articles and Resources

By Shereen Jegtvig, MS

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Is the Nitrate in Leftover Vegetables Harmful? Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Nitrates in vegetables aren't going to hurt you so save them, heat them and eat them.
    • Tips for a Green and Sustainable Diet Created: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      You can make your diet a bit greener - just follow these suggestions for choosing foods that are sustainable.
    • Common Nutrition Abbreviations Created: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      IU, RDA, DRI, g, mg? Looks like alphabet soup. This article explains some of the common abbreviations that are used in nutrition.
    • Why Fad Diets Suck Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Fad diets promise quick and easy weight loss as long as you follow the strict rules or buy dubious products.
    • Learn About Carbohydrates Created: Friday, December 08, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Simple and complex carbohydrates are the main forms of energy our bodies use every day.
    • Fractionated Oil Created: Monday, August 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Fractionated oil is sometimes used in chocolate coatings. Tropical oils are often fractionated for this purpose.
    • Nutrition Facts for Pluots Created: Monday, August 29, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The pluot is a sweet and tasty fruit that will make it easy for you to get your five-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables. Learn more about pluots. Nutrition information for pluots.
    • Sample Menu for Gaining Weight Created: Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A sample menu to help you design your own menu for gaining weight. Menu for 2,500 calories or 3,000 calories per day.
    • Eating Before Exercise Created: Monday, November 06, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      You might want to eat small snack if you're hungry, but eating a large meal right before you exercise may leave you feeling sluggish.
    • Keep it Simple -- Eat Healthy Foods Created: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Skip fad diets and just eat a balanced diet with the right amount of nutritious foods.
    • Make Your Own Food Diary Created: Saturday, December 03, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Keeping a food diary helps you track calories and nutrients.
    • How to Increase Your Calcium Intake Created: Thursday, September 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Your body needs calcium. You get it from eating foods that contain calcium, like milk and dairy products.
    • Make These Healthy Snacks for Teens Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Teenagers are usually starving when they get home from school. Here's a list of healthy after-school snacks for teens.
    • Daily Protein Requirements Created: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Protein is necessary for repairing and maintaing the organs and tissues in your body. Learn how much dietary protein you need to consume each day.
    • Watch Portion Sizes When You Eat Created: Saturday, November 20, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Portions of foods at meals are getting bigger and it is one reason people gain weight. Here's how to watch your portion sizes.
    • How to Use Your Body Mass Index Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      The body mass index helps you determine if you are underweight, overweight, obese or at a healthy weight.
    • How to Ruin a Healthy Breakfast Created: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Here's an irreverent look at how to ruin a healthy breakfast.
    • Canola Oil - Delicious, Not Dangerous Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Canola oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, but some people fear it may be bad for your health. Learn more about canola oil.
    • Recommended Vegetable Servings per Day Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Find out how many servings of vegetables you need every day. Recommendations for children, teens and adults.
    • Ramen Noodle Makeover Created: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      The little bags of Raman noodles will never be considered health food, but I've got a few tips to make ramen noodles just a bit healthier.
    • Choosing High-Quality Dietary Supplements Created: Thursday, July 22, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Choose dietary supplements that are high quality. Learn what to look for, and what to avoid, when you buy dietary supplements.
    • Vitamin A Deficiency Signs and Symptoms Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A description of the symptoms of a vitamin A deficiency.
    • You Can Stick to Your Diet Created: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Dietary changes can be difficult, so here are tips for sticking to your diet.
    • Calories and Nutrients in Pomegranates Created: Thursday, November 03, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Nutrition information and calorie count for pomegranates.
    • Food Fight -- Regular Sugar Versus High Fructose Corn Syrup Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Find out if there is a difference between high fructose corn syrup and regular white sugar.
    • How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables Created: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      You must wash your fruits and vegetables before serving or eating them. Here's how.
    • Calcium Propionate Keeps Bread and Baked Goods Fresh Created: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Calcium propionate is a preservative added to bread and baked goods. It keeps bread fresh by preventing bacterial and mold growth.
    • Is Bacon Bad for Your Health? Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Bacon is high in fat and sodium, but many people love bacon and want to keep it in their diets. However, a small amount of bacon isn't bad for your health.
    • Rumor: Strawberries and Birth Defects Created: Monday, May 08, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Strawberries don't cause birth defects. In fact, they contain folate, which can prevent a certain type of birth defect called spina bifida.
    • Peanuts and Peanut Butter are Good for Your Diet Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Peanuts and peanut butter are good for you because they contain healthy fats, protein, niacin, folate and even a little fiber.
    • Two Menus for a 1,700 Calorie Per Day Diet Created: Friday, March 05, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Help to get you started on a 1,700 calorie per day diet.
    • Benefits and Risks of Taking Dietary Supplements Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Although dietary supplements are generally safe, there is some risk when taking them. Learn more about the risks and benefits of taking vitamins and other dietary supplements.

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