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Are Fortified Foods Actually Healthy?

By Jeanette Kimszal, RD, NLC Have you picked up salt high in iodine or vitamin D-rich milk recently? These are both examples of fortified foods, AKA foods to which extra nutrients have been added. And these pumped-up products are crazy common: think cereals and breakfast bars, milk and milk products, orange juice, tea, and infant… Read This Entry »

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The Easiest Way to Prevent Wrinkles Naturally

Trying to prevent wrinkles? Bad news: even if you’re slathering on sunscreen three times a day and are being super careful about getting enough sleep, if you’re eating the wrong foods, you’re not doing your skin any favors. But there’s good news, too: Eating the right foods can prevent wrinkles and even reverse (yes, reverse!)… Read This Entry »

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What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean?

Q: Why Do I Get Food Cravings, and What Do They Mean? A: Food cravings may sometimes arise from old habits or memories (like the smell of your grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies…mmm). However, while most of the research is young and doesn’t show a direct link between specific cravings and nutrient deficiencies, there is some… Read This Entry »