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How to make sense of a food label

Rate this article and enter to winNutrition labels mess with our heads. In a recent survey by Student Health 101, three in five students who responded said that they “sometimes, often, or always” find...
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What’s up, sugar? Quiz: Sugar’s about to get real

Rate this article and enter to winSugar is confusing on so many levels. Is it natural to the product or added—and does that matter for our health? (Yes, up to a point.) Why don’t...
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Naturally sweet oatmeal cookie pancakes*

%CODE1%IngredientsFor pancakes: 1 super ripe banana (the riper, the better) 1 tsp. baking powder 1 egg ¼ tsp. salt ½ tsp. vanilla ¼ tsp. cinnamon 1 Tbsp. peanut or almond butter (or other nut butter, depending on your preference) 1 Tbsp. unsweetened...
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Broiled grapefruit

%CODE1%Ingredients ½ grapefruit (I like Ruby Red variety, but any will work!)Topping: a few slices of strawberries or banana,or a handful or blueberries/raspberries½ cup of natural yogurt (preferable Greek for higher protein content) sprinkle of...
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Your top 4 portable protein packs

Rate this article and enter to winDoes protein matter? Sure. But most of us are getting enough, if not more than our bodies need. Sustained high protein consumption can be harmful to our long-term...
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Edible stress busters

You’re approaching the end of the academic year. That means projects, papers, and finals—and sometimes comfort foods. Although sweets stimulate the short-term release of serotonin, a calming brain chemical, over the next day or...
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Grocery store hacks: How to shop like a boss

Rate this article and enter to winDo you wander the aisles of the grocery store hoping for a nutritional breakthrough? Ever read a food label or price sticker and find yourself groaning out loud?...
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Nutrition decoded: Answers to your dietary dilemmas

Rate this article and enter to winNutritional advice is tricky to navigate. Food science is incomplete, evolving, sometimes contradictory, and easily misrepresented by people and companies who have something to sell. We are bombarded...
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Cease the grease: A nutritionist revamps your lunch

Rate this article and enter to winYour go-to lunch spots likely include the campus dining hall, a local café, and maybe a fast-food restaurant. How can you eat conveniently without packing on the pounds,...
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It’s peanut butter—jelly time!

Or maybe just Peanut Butter Day: January 24. Peanut butter isn’t just the food that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. The peanut is packed with nutrients, it’s the #1 snack nut...