Category: Nutrition

Two women each drink green smoothies from a glass.

July 3, 2024

4 Reasons Fad Diets Aren’t Good for Your Health

Here’s what to consider before trying that trendy new eating plan.

Nutrition, Weight Loss

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Mom pours milk into a cereal bowl for your young song, while another young son eats his cereal next to her

July 1, 2024

Yes, You Should Eat Breakfast. Here’s the Best Type

Your first meal of the day provides physical and mental benefits. Try these tips.

Nutrition, Wellness

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two senior women prepare fresh vegetables in the kitchen

May 8, 2024

How to Get the Nutrients You Need as You Age

Your body changes as you get older, and your diet should change with it.

Nutrition, Older Adult Health

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Two parents stand next to their young child at the kitchen counter, preparing a meal together

May 3, 2024

Counting Macros? Here’s What You Need to Know

Understanding macronutrients and micronutrients could be key to meeting your health goals.

Nutrition, Weight Loss

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Pregnant woman and her partner prepare vegetables for a meal in a sunny kitchen

April 5, 2024

Prenatal Nutrition: What to Eat When You’re Expecting

A UNC dietitian discusses essential nutrients, weight gain and food safety.

Maternal Health, Nutrition

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Sporty-looking woman looks at the label of a food item in the aisle of a grocery store

January 18, 2024

Processed Foods: Are They Really That Bad for You?

A UNC Health dietitian explains how to make smarter choices at the grocery store.


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Woman pours a fruit smoothie from a blender into a cup with a straw

October 6, 2023

Eating Earlier in the Day Can Help You Burn Fat More Efficiently

Meal timing matters, but not as much as eating healthy foods in the right proportions.

Nutrition, Weight Loss

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A tray with bottles of lemon water

August 10, 2023

Added Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners: What You Need to Know

Here’s how to appreciate the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables and make other smart food choices.

Nutrition, Wellness

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little kid wearing a swimsuit sits on a side of a pool, eating a slice of watermelon

August 3, 2023

3 Healthy Poolside Snacks

Need a new summer treat? Try these recipes—and your kids can help!

Families, Recipes

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Grandfather and grandson smile while eating popsicles; grandson is sitting on edge of a pool, grandfather is in the pool.

May 26, 2023

7 Tips to Stay Hydrated Outdoors

Planning ahead is key to avoid dehydration.

Nutrition, Wellness, Your Care

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Young woman eats a bowl of bran cereal with fresh berries

May 3, 2023

What to Eat to Fuel Your Workout

Learn what to eat before, during and after exercise.

Exercise, Nutrition

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close-up image of a person putting a red bell pepper into a mesh bag filled with other vegetables in a grocery shopping cart

March 17, 2023

The Best Diet for Multiple Sclerosis

Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins to feel better.

Multiple Sclerosis, Nutrition

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