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HIIT It!

Physical activity is integral to good health. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is more time-efficient than traditional workouts, and research has shown it has...

Q. I never know what to eat for breakfast. What is the healthiest choice?

A. Jessica Seltz and Kelly Siverhus, dietetic interns at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answer: “Typical American breakfast foods (like sugar-sweetened cereal, pancakes, waffles,...

It’s Never too Late for Women to Lower Stroke Risk

An analysis of data published recently in the journal Stroke found that certain lifestyle changes, even later in life, were associated with lower risk...

Mediterranean-Style Diet Keeps Blood Vessels Flexible

A systematic review and meta-analysis published recently in The Journal of Nutrition concluded that adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease...

Diets High in Saturated Fat and Sugars May Impact Brain Function

Diets high in saturated fat and added sugars—such as those common in Western countries like the U.S.—may impair memory and lower ability to control...

Coconut Oil Raises LDL-Cholesterol; is Not a Healthy Choice

A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials recently published in the journal Circulation concluded that coconut oil consumption results in significantly higher LDL...

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African Peanut Soup

STEPS Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, ginger, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly...

From the Experts

Q. Can peppermint oil help my irritable bowel syndrome?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: While a handful of small studies suggested that peppermint...

Q. Is it true that percentage intake of macronutrients (protein, CHO, fat) should be adjusted depending on body type?

A. Lauren McAvoy, a dietetic intern at Tufts Medical Center, answers: “While there are claims that individuals with different body types metabolize nutrients differently,...

Q. Do I need to throw out food as soon as the printed expiration date is passed?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RDN, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Those ‘sell by’ and ‘best by’ dates on packages...

Q. I have decided to follow a vegan diet. Do I need to take any vitamin or mineral supplements on this entirely plant-based diet?

A. Claire Cheng, a dietetic intern at the Tufts University Frances Stern Nutrition Center answers: “A vegan diet can be nutritious, environmentally friendly, and...

Q. When buying a salad dressing, pasta sauce, or any other product, is it better to choose the version labelled “low sodium” or the...

A. Hannah Cai, a dietetic intern at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers. “It is important to limit sodium and added sugar intake for...

Q. Can you tell me what biotin is and how much people need?

Q. Can you tell me what biotin is and how much people need?