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The Facts About Natural Sugar Substitutes

Nutrition research is rarely unequivocal, but experts are in agreement on at least one fact: added sugars are bad for our health. Sugar substitutes...

Potatoes: Good or Bad?

If you are like most people in the U.S. (and the world), you eat a lot of potatoes. The average American eats over 100...

What to Do About Breakfast

When it comes to breaking the overnight fast, whether to eat breakfast—and what to eat if you do—can be a confusing topic. The fact...

Even half an hour of activity may help counteract dangers of sedentary lifestyle

An analysis of data from multiple observational studies suggests 30 minutes of exercise a day may help you live longer, even if you’re otherwise...

Specific supplements bought online may contain dangerous ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers regarding 46 specific weight loss and male enhancement products. Laboratory analysis...

Blood metabolites could predict your risk for cardiovascular disease

It turns out the old saying is true: you are what you eat. Foods we consume are digested and absorbed, and then broken down...

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Easy Apple-Cinnamon Oat Breakfast Souffle

Ingredients: 1 egg (or 2 large egg whites or ¼ cup egg substitute) 1⁄3 cup milk 1⁄3 cup quick-cooking oats ½ cup finely chopped apple (divided) ¼ tsp ground...

From the Experts

Q. Will I benefit from the live bacteria in yogurt?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Probiotics are live microorganism (typically bacteria and yeasts) that...

Q. What is the best kind of sugar to use? Should I switch to using honey or agave nectar instead of regular sugar?

A. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of the Friedman School and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers. “When consumed in higher amounts,...

Q. Do people who do not have a gluten sensitivity benefit from reducing or avoiding gluten?

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, a nutrition professor at the Friedman School and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “The short...

Q. I find it difficult and off-putting to calculate the calories in all the foods I eat. Is it necessary to count calories to...

A. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter answers:...

Q. Some dietary advice treats corn as a starch, but some says it’s a vegetable. Which is correct?

A. Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, a research dietitian at the HNRCA, answers: “There is a lot of confusion about where corn should...

Q. Does the amount of deuterium in drinking water matter to one’s health?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Deuterium is a naturally-occurring isotope of hydrogen. Most hydrogen atoms...