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Even the Health-Conscious Prefer the Fast Lane

Fast food seems to be losing its grip on America’s eating culture. The industry’s behemoth, McDonald’s, is struggling with reportedly significant drops in profits, leading to the recent resignation of its top executive. The reason? It’s called the “Chipotle effect.”

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Regularity, Only One of Many Reasons to Eat Fiber

If you are confused about dietary fiber, you are not alone. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, nuts and seeds are all excellent sources. However, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, all of these foods are consumed below recommended levels in the so-called Western diet.

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Foods to Look for in 2015

The jury is in on most food and nutrition trends for this year, according to the “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey from Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian. Most notably, ancient grains, avocado, green tea, seeds and nuts, coconut products, Greek yogurt, gluten-free, GMO-free, and eco-labels are trending up, while “low-fat” is fizzling. Here’s what experts predict will be new in 2015.

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Trying to Cut Back on Salt Is Hard to Do

The warnings have been loud and clear for a long time: High levels of sodium (salt) intake are hazardous to our health. Especially the so-called “Western diet,” which is dominated by processed foods, is notorious for its sodium content that is often obscured in hard to decipher nutrition facts labels and ingredient lists. That makes it difficult even for health-conscious consumers to keep their daily sodium doses down.

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Why Cutting Back on Sugar Is Essential and How to Do It

If there was a single dietary change that could have a most dramatic impact on public health today, it would be eliminating, or at least drastically reducing, the amount of added sugar in our food supply.

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Use These Spices for Good Health

Seasonings and spices can provide a variety of health benefits, from boosting your immune system to controlling your blood sugar. Whether you’re looking to spice up your food, ease specific ailments, or just create a culinary masterpiece, check out why perking up your favorite dishes can satisfy more than just your palate.

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