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Nutrients

stevia, sugar substitute as tablets and granulated
By Catherine Guthrie
This popular “natural” sweetener appears less problematic than its artificial counterparts, but it could still have health consequences of its own.
Processed ingredients
By Catherine Guthrie
All processed foods are not created equal — especially those that claim to be healthy. Here's what to watch out for on a product's label and where to turn for better alternatives.
Probiotics
By Catherine Guthrie
Your guide to making the most of your body’s beneficial bugs — for gut health, immunity, metabolism and more.
1980s foods
By Catherine Guthrie
Your neon tights, parachute pants and leg warmers are long gone, so why are you eating like it’s 1985?
Heartburn
By Catherine Guthrie
Are your eating and drinking patterns giving you heartburn? Are over-the-counter medications making it worse? Here's how to find out — and fix acid reflux for good.
Illustration of person fasting
By Experience Life Staff
How intermittently halting our food intake can improve health and metabolism — with zero risk of starvation.
A variety of non-dairy milks are pictured.
By Matthew Kadey
Made from rice, soy, coconut, almonds and more, alternatives to cow's milk abound. Here's how to make sense of your options.
Smart Juicing
By Experience Life Staff
Trying to eat more veggies and fruits? Here’s what the experts say about the pros and cons of juicing.
By Matthew Kadey
Once a niche market for health fanatics, supergreens are gaining a wider audience. Here’s what they are, how to get them and what they can do for you.
Who's Counting
By Catherine Guthrie
Managing your weight isn’t just about the number of calories you eat. It’s also — and perhaps primarily — about the quality and character of those calories. Here’s why.
Inside the Microwave
By Matthew Kadey
Microwave ovens are a marvel of modern engineering — but could they also be a menace to your health?
By Catherine Guthrie
Do you think of apples, peaches, cucumbers and red peppers as inert, lifeless objects? Take a closer look at the magical inner workings of fruits and vegetables, and you’ll never see them quite the same way again.
an array of foods that are high in EFAs
By Experience Life Staff
Some dietary fats we should avoid, others we must embrace. Knowing the difference could change — or even save — your life.
various loaves of bread
By Catherine Guthrie
Gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem primarily for those with celiac disease. But recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system.
Man cutting food
By Mark Hyman, MD
What you feed your body, you also feed your brain — sometimes to its detriment. Learn how to nourish your gray matter for more balanced moods, clearer thinking and a more fulfilling life.
salad
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Looking to enhance your vitality - or to rebuild it after a health crisis? Author and cancer survivor Rebecca Katz sees great-tasting whole foods as a natural and delicious place to begin.
a heart shaped bowl with heart friendly foods
By Matt Fitzgerald
Cholesterol may be the most vilified — and misunderstood — nutrient in our food. Here's how to unravel the myths.
seeds surround a wooden bowl
By Matt Fitzgerald
Get the latest on these cholesterol-lowering compounds — and learn the best ways to get an extra helping.
Gingko
By Robert Crayhon
On my radio show I give out an award called the “Wish You Were Here Award.” It is an award given to people who are so far off in their understanding of nutrition that they are sent a postcard with a picture of the earth on one side with the phrase “Wish You Were Here” written on the back.
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