Health A-Z: Healthy Eating

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What About Carbohydrates?

What About Carbohydrates? - Health A-Z

Carbohydrates encompass a broad range of foods, including table sugar, fruits and vegetables, and grains such as rice and wheat. The DRI for carbohydrates is 45% to 65% of your daily calories. But, as the Healthy Eating Pyramid shows,… Read More

Fiber: The Workhorse - Health A-Z

Fiber is a form of indigestible carbohydrate found mainly in plant foods. Over the years, fiber has been hailed as a potential weapon against cancer, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Fiber's vaunted health benefits were diminished slightly by findings… Read More

An Update on Protein - Health A-Z

  How much protein do you need? That question has been the subject of debate for decades, and the range set by the DRIs is wide: 10% to 35% of your daily calories can come from… Read More

Getting Vitamins From Food (Not Pills) - Health A-Z

Every day your body produces skin, muscle, and bone. It churns out red blood that carries nutrients and oxygen to remote outposts, and it sends nerve signals skipping along thousands of miles of brain and body pathways. It also… Read More
Special Section: Healthy Snacking

Special Section: Healthy Snacking - Health A-Z

For many of us, the words "snack" and "healthy" don't belong in the same sentence. After all, it's easy to reach for the chips or candy bars. Regular between-meal snacks are not a necessary part of a healthy diet.… Read More

Ten Tips for Healthy Snacking - Health A-Z

Snacking isn't necessary for healthy eating, but if you know you are likely to snack between meals, here are 10 ways to have your snack and eat it healthfully. 1. Keep junk food out of the… Read More
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