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How to Get More Potassium in Your Daily Diet

With evidence mounting, the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association have advised people to get potassium from foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits, bananas, cantaloupe, prunes, apricots, raisins, and kiwi areRead more

Got High Blood Pressure? This Nutrient May Help!

The evidence is very strong and very consistent that a higher potassium intake may blunt the effect of excess salt on blood pressure. And most Americans get too much salt. You can get asRead more

Why do we gain weight when we don’t sleep enough?

It’s been shown over and over again that when you keep people up for extended periods of time, they start eating between 300 to 550 extra calories per day due to short sleepers cravingRead more

Who is THE Nutrition Expert if not a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists Bring Food and Nutrition Expertise to the Table. • What is an RDN? Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDN’s, are the food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutionsRead more

The Sleep-Weight Connection

We’re not sleeping as much as we used to. More than a third of adults report sleeping less than 7 hours a night. And that’s a fairly new development. We’re sleeping significantly less thanRead more

Collagen supplements. Can it improve your skin’s appearance?

If only. Skin mostly consists of the protein collagen, which over time becomes fragmented, like a fraying rope. We also produce less of it as we age. The result: wrinkled and less-firm skin. ResearchRead more

Which Panera cookie has more calories—a Triple Chocolate with Walnuts or an Oatmeal Raisin with Berries?

Surprise! It’s the Oatmeal Raisin. At 340 calories, it just edges out the Chocolate with Walnuts (320). Surprise #2: Two Oatmeal Raisins can’t match a single Panera Kitchen Sink Cookie (800 calories). Nor canRead more

Good nutrition means eating healthy…with fish!

Salmon – in the can or fresh, they both are healthy! Protein-pack your next salad or rice bowl instantly with canned salmon! A low-cost alternative to fresh fish and much easier to cook with,Read more

Canned Pumpkin Isn’t Just for the Holidays

Canned pumpkin is a staple of the Thanksgiving season, but can be used in so many more ways than just pie. One cup of canned pumpkin has more nutrients than the fresh fruit, packingRead more

Diced Tomatoes are Handy AND Healthy

Lycopene-rich tomatoes are a great source of antioxidants and nutrients – but can be expensive to purchase fresh, difficult to properly cook, and expire before you get around to using them. In fact theRead more