National Nutrition Month Is Here, March Into New Rules

As certified health nerds, we are pretty excited when March rolls around each year. That’s because it signals the arrival of National Nutrition Month! Many nutrition fads and diets come and go over the years. Not to mention the questions about whether eggs, milk, and fat are healthy. Use our list here of 20 new food rules to reach your nutrition and weight management goals without starving or suffering taste this spring!

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The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to higher risk of weight gain and obesity or adverse health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people think it’s different and prefer to avoid it. Others say that it’s no different than other sugars, but we should be limiting our intake of all sugars anyway. That wasn’t good enough for me, so I reviewed the published, peer-reviewed scientific research on HFCS. Here’s what I found.

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7 Proven Nutrients That Improve Eye Health

When Mom told you to eat your broccoli, she was promoting good eye health. Recent studies show that certain nutrients found in foods can help the health and wellness of your eyes. And the National Eye Institute indicates that some antioxidants can slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration by about 25 percent. Viva nutrition!

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How to Read Sodium Content on Nutrition Labels

Millions of newly-diagnosed U.S. patients experienced their doctor or specialist speak with vigor about the evils of sodium upon learning of their hypertension–or high blood pressure. But did you know 9 out of 10 Americans eat more salt than what’s recommended? One important step anyone can take to cut back on how much you consume is to learn what the labels on food packaging actually mean. It can be confusing. Use this cheat sheet as your guide. At first you might even want to print it out and take it with you to the grocery store!

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