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Shereen Lehman, MS

Updated Articles and Resources

By Shereen Lehman, MS

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • An Example of a Healthy Balanced Menu Created: Monday, July 19, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      One example of how to prepare an easy balanced menu for an entire day.
    • Healthy Eating on a Budget Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Eating healthy meals doesn't need to be expensive. These tips will help you save money at the grocery store.
    • Riboflavin Requirements and Dietary Sources Created: Thursday, August 12, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Riboflavin is required to convert carbohydrates to energy. It's found in a variety of foods.
    • Niacin Flush - Supplemental Side Effect Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Some people experience a niacin flush when they take larger doses of niacin supplements.
    • Olive Oil and Your Heart Created: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Olive oil is good for your heart because it contains healthy fats that might improve the health of your coronary arteries.
    • What You Can Eat On a Mechanical Soft Diet Created: Monday, June 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      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.
    • The Okinawan Diet Created: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Residents of the Okinawa region of Japan have some of the longest lifespans in the entire world. One reason may be their diet.
    • Chocolate and Heart Health -- Really? Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The research behind the claims that dark chocolate is good for your heart isn't all that convincing. Find out why.
    • How Much Sugar Can a Diabetic Have? Created: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      It's okay to have a little sugar every day, but not too much. Here are some guidelines for a diabetic who wants to consume a little sugar.
    • The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Nutritionist Monica Reinagel tells us that the foods we eat may be triggering inflammation, pain and making us age faster than we should.
    • Healthy Oven Roasted Potatoes Created: Monday, February 07, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Try roasting potatoes. It's an easy recipe with roasted potatoes, olive oil and rosemary.
    • When and What to Eat Before You Exercise Created: Monday, November 06, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 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.
    • Eating for Better Sleep Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The foods you eat, or don't eat, can help you get a good night's sleep.
    • Sodium Benzoate as a Food Preservative Created: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Sodium benzoate is a food preservative that is used in soft drinks and other acidic foods such as fruit pies, jellies, and jams.
    • Vitamin B-6 Toxicity Signs and Symptoms Created: Friday, July 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Vitamin B-6 is found in a large variety of foods so you probably don't need to take supplements. But if you do take them, it's important to know that excessive amounts can cause side effects.
    • Spelt Bread Recipe for a Bread Machine Created: Monday, March 11, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Make your own spelt bread in a bread machine at home with this simple recipe.
    • Tips for Eating with New Dentures Created: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Chewing and eating foods with dentures takes a little time and patience, so here are some tips for learning how to eat with dentures.
    • Ramen Noodle Makeover Created: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 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.
    • Is Bacon Bad for Your Health? Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 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.
    • Peanuts and Peanut Butter are Good for Your Diet Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Peanuts and peanut butter are good for you because they contain healthy fats, protein, niacin, folate and even a little fiber.
    • Nutrition Information for Oysters Created: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Oysters contain protein and minerals but are low in fat and calories. Learn more about why eating oysters is good for your health.
    • Eating Late at Night Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Some people eat later in the evening, which may be normal. However, some people have a disorder called night eating syndrome that can lead to health problems.
    • Food Fight: Almond Butter Better Versus Peanut Butter Created: Thursday, March 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Almond butter is similar to peanut butter, but it may be just a little bit better for you. Learn more about the nutritional values of almond butter and peanut butter.
    • Chia Seeds -- Central American Superfood Created: Friday, March 02, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber that may be good for your heart. However, more research is required before we know if chia seeds have any extra health benefits beyond their nutrition.
    • Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine Created: Monday, November 20, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and some soft drinks. Learn how much caffeine you can consume safely.
    • What Are Complex Carbohydrates? Created: Friday, January 13, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Complex carbohydrates are good for you because they're a source of energy. Learn what they are, and find out how to choose the best complex carbs for your diet.
    • Spelt -- Ancient Healthy Whole Grain Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Spelt is a gluten-grain with a rich nutty flavor that can be used in place of wheat in most baking recipes, including bread and pizza crusts.
    • Should I Eat Brown Rice Instead of White Rice? Created: Monday, April 25, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Rice can be a part of many healthy diets, but a reader wants to know if it matters if you choose white rice or brown rice?
    • A Little Bit of Added Sugar is Okay Created: Monday, August 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Got a sweet tooth? Here's how to determine the amount of sugar you can eat each day and still maintain a healthy diet.
    • How Many Calories in a Baked Potato? Created: Monday, August 15, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Baked potatoes are low in fat, have about 150 calories each, and are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
    • 5 Superfoods That Do Gross Things to Your Body Created: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Nothing's perfect, right? That includes things that are good for you, like superfoods. These 5 superfoods have some not-so-attractive side effects.
    • Citric Acid Adds Flavor and Keeps Food Fresh Created: Friday, August 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Citric acid is used as a preservative and a flavor enhancer. It's naturally found in citrus fruits and berries, and is safe for daily consumption.

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