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Updated Articles and Resources

By Shereen Jegtvig, MS

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What is the Daily Value for Vitamin D on a Food Label? Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Food labeling for vitamin D is currently based on a daily value of 400 International Units per day.
    • Complex Carbohydrates Created: Friday, January 13, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 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.
    • Niacin Flush - Supplemental Side Effect Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Some people experience a niacin flush when they take larger doses of niacin supplements.
    • Boring Water Be Gone! Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Tired of boring water? Give it a lift with these awesome water-flavoring tips.
    • Nutritional Value of Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce Created: Sunday, November 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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.
    • Water is Essential for Health Created: Monday, September 27, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Your body needs water so it can function properly. Here's why. I've also got tips for getting more water into your body every day.
    • Do You Crave Sugar When You're Not Even Hungry? Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Many of us feel those annoying sugar cravings. Find out why you crave sugars and what you can do to fight them off.
    • An Example of a Healthy Balanced Menu Created: Monday, July 19, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      One example of how to prepare an easy balanced menu for an entire day.
    • Mediterranean Diet - Healthier Heart and Longer Life Created: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      About.com nutritionist Shereen Jegtvig explains how to follow a Mediterranean diet.
    • How Many Calories in a Baked Potato? Created: Monday, August 15, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Baked potatoes are low in fat, have about 150 calories each, and are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
    • Potatoes Can Be Good for Your Diet Created: Monday, August 14, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      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.
    • Converting Grams to Teaspoons Created: Sunday, March 19, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Grams and teaspoons are different types of measurements. One is weight and one is volume, so even though you can't convert them directly, you can estimate a conversion.
    • Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      You need to expose some skin to the sun for a short time a few days a week. Find out how much sun exposure you need to get enough vitamin D.
    • Reduce Inflammation with These Anti-Inflammatory Foods Created: Thursday, September 30, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Eating anti-inflammatory foods may be able to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and decrease your risk for chronic diseases.
    • Potassium-Rich Foods Created: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A brief description of potassium, and why it's beneficial, accompanies this list of foods that are high in potassium.
    • Are Cranberries Useless for Helping Urinary Problems? Created: Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Cranberries and cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infections in a few women, but the evidence isn't completely clear.
    • What is a Serving of Fruit or a Vegetable? Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      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.
    • Better Nutrition with Homemade Soup Created: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Soup can be laden with sodium, fat and calories, or it can be low-cal and nutritious. Healthy soup doesn't have to be homemade either. Here are my tips and tricks for healthy soup.
    • Eating Late at Night Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 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.
    • Processed Foods Can Be Good -- Or Bad Created: Monday, October 30, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Processed foods have been changed from their natural state -- some are good for you and some are bad.
    • Eggs - Nutrition Information Created: Monday, August 15, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Eggs are very nutrient-dense and a good source of protein, but they're also high in fat and cholesterol.
    • The Best Foods for Gaining Weight Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      These nine foods will help you gain weight because they're energy-dense. They're also good for you.
    • Your Daily Carbohydrate Need Created: Friday, May 27, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Carbohydrates are the body's prime source of fuel. This article helps you determine how many grams of carbohydrates you need every day.
    • The Healthy Way to Gain Weight Created: Friday, December 03, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      The world is filled with people trying to lose weight, but I know you want to gain weight. Here's how you can gain weight.
    • Foods for a Bikini Body Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      If you're getting ready to show off your bikini, you might want to add these foods to your diet. They're low in calories and so good for you.
    • A Little Bit of Added Sugar is Okay Created: Monday, August 21, 2006 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 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.
    • Two Menus for a 1,200 Calorie Per Day Diet Created: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      A menu that can help you get started on a low calorie diet.
    • Is There a Healthy Way to Increase Sodium? Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Most people consume too much sodium, but what if you don't get enough?
    • Can Sucralose Cause Stomach Fat? Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Sucralose doesn't cause you to gain fat -- eating more calories than you expend does.
    • Make a Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Created: Saturday, August 14, 2004 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Peanut better and jelly sandwiches can be good for you. Learn about the nutritional value of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
    • Vitamin D Deficiency Signs and Symptoms Created: Monday, September 20, 2010 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Prolonged vitamin D deficiency leads to week bones. Here's an explanation of vitamin D deficiency and the symptoms, which include rickets and osteopenia.
    • Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine Created: Monday, November 20, 2006 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and some soft drinks. Learn how much caffeine you can consume safely.

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