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Soup it Up!

Soups are wonderfully versatile and easy to make, and the combinations of ingredients and flavors are endless. They are a great way to boost...

Top 5 Snacking Myths

People in the U.S. are snacking more than ever before. According to a 2019 survey, 59 percent of adults worldwide prefer snacking to eating...

Skipping Meals to Cut Calories Could Lead to Unexpected Consequences

If you’re trying to lose weight for your health, skipping meals may not be the way to go. A study published recently in the...

Skimping on Dental Care? You May Be at Increased Risk for Dementia

A higher-quality diet appears to be important for heart health. A study published recently in the American Journal of Medicine pooled data from six...

Don’t Just Be Active…Avoid Being Inactive

As we age, risk for illness and disability increase, potentially decreasing quality of life. Research has shown that higher levels of physical activity and...

Navigating Holiday Desserts

The winter holidays are the season for sweets. Though this year may be different, many of us will still find a way to continue...

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Easy Black Bean Soup

Steps: Blend 2 cans of the beans with the tomato paste until the beans are broken down into a thick (but not necessarily smooth)...

From the Experts

Q. I have a normal BMI, I eat right, and I stay quite active for a woman my age. Should I be concerned that...

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSC, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “A large waist...

Q. I have been told I shouldn’t eat nuts because of my diverticulosis. Is this true?

A. Alicia Romano, MS, RD, a dietitian at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “Nuts are healthy foods that are good choices to incorporate...

Q. Should I buy white peaches/nectarines, or yellow? Are purple and yellow carrots a better choice than orange? How much does color matter, nutritionally,...

A. Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, a professor at the Friedman School and an expert on dietary bioactive components, answers: “The color of a plant food...

Nutrition Lessons from a Global Pandemic:

Here at Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter we strive to provide you with the latest, science-based health and nutrition information to help contribute to...

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. 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...