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The mediterranean diet

Looking for a healthy, flavorful diet? The “Mediterranean Diet” is inspired by the cuisine of countries along the Mediterranean Sea. It’s low in saturated fat but includes heart-healthy fats like olive oil, incorporates lots...
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Bars for breakfast

Grocery shelves are packed with “nutrition bars” these days. They typically contain: Dairy or soy protein (whey or soy protein isolate are common) Rice and/or oats Peanuts and/or other nuts Sugar, honey, or another sweetener 250-350 caloriesThese bars differ...
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Grocery store hacks: How to shop like a boss

Rate this article and enter to winDo you wander the aisles of the grocery store hoping for a nutritional breakthrough? Ever read a food label or price sticker and find yourself groaning out loud?...
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Nutrition decoded: Answers to your dietary dilemmas

Rate this article and enter to winNutritional advice is tricky to navigate. Food science is incomplete, evolving, sometimes contradictory, and easily misrepresented by people and companies who have something to sell. We are bombarded...
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No stove? No problem! Simple meal solutions

Rate this article and enter to winConstructing healthy meals can be simple with some affordable ingredients and a few basic tools. Whether you throw things together with the first ingredients you find or are...
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It’s peanut butter—jelly time!

Or maybe just Peanut Butter Day: January 24. Peanut butter isn’t just the food that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. The peanut is packed with nutrients, it’s the #1 snack nut...
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Unwrap the facts: Translating nutrition labels

Rate this article and enter to winReading packaged food labels can feel like deciphering a foreign language. In a recent Student Health 101 survey, nearly 68 percent of respondents said they look at the...
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Eat right now: Nutrition essentials made easy

Rate this article and enter to winEating a balanced and nutritious diet is easier, and tastier, than you think. The number-one secret to good nutrition is balance. Protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats are the...
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Creative kitchen solutions: Tips for making meals using any tool

Rate this article and enter to winIn the 1980s, the TV show MacGyver introduced Americans to a new action-adventure hero. MacGyver was a master improviser: Need to fix a blown fuse with a gum...
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What’s the right number of meals for you?: Discover how food frequency affects your...

Rate this article and enter to winAs a student, you’ve probably had to make some decisions about when to eat. While you juggle increasing responsibilities at work, school, or home, creating and eating balanced...