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Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center help sort through all of the diet and nutrition information that's out there. They provide regular guest posts to the Picture of Health blog.
Nutritionists say there are some benefits of fasting on and off to loose weight — when it's done right, But they caution that there also dangers to intermittent fasting, and that some claims are not backed by science.
Eating a balanced diet at work and at home makes for healthier and more productive employees.
Nutritionist offers tips for keeping skin, hair and nails looking good during cold weather.
Here are five common myths surrounding carbohydrates and the truth behind them.
Edible gifts can be creative, easy, budget-friendly and easily tailored to suit the preferences of each person on your list.
Meal prep or batch cooking preps all your meals for the week in one day.
Here is a registered dietitian’s take on four common childhood nutrition myths.
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly provide a general information column to The Baltimore Sun's health blog. The latest post
Nutritionists from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provide a post to the Picture of Health blog. The latest post is from dietetic intern Kylie

A nutritionist from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provides a post to the Picture of Health

A nutritionist from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provides a post to the Picture of Health blog. The latest post is from dietetic intern

A nutritionist from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provides a post to the Picture of Health blog. The latest post is from Caroline Meehan

Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest o

Physical hunger or stomach hunger involves a complex interaction between the digestive system, endocrine system and brain. When the body needs refueling, we start to feel weak and tired, and our focus becomes foggy. The stomach starts to ache and rumble. This is true stomach hunger.
Maintaining your health (and weight) means making good choices over long periods of time; consistency is key. But you don't need to sacrifice to enjoy the fun events in your life.

Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest pos

Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest post is
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest post is
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest post is
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest post is
Winter squash is one vegetable that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and all are tasty, nutritious and versatile.
This year, focus on these 10 simple tips to make your holiday season a healthy one.
Fat has gotten a bad reputation. While too much fat in the diet may lead to chronic diseases and weight gain, unsaturated dietary fats — when eaten in moderation — play an important role in a balanced diet and contribute to whole-body health, maintenance, growth and development.
Here are some differences, pros, and cons of the top three most popular non-dairy milk alternatives.
Real food offers a way out of a restrictive and unsatisfying diet-binge cycle.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, here are some tips to get through the holiday.
We rely more on our eyes and our environment than our stomachs when it comes to eating, especially during the holiday season when so many tempting foods and drinks are available.
Many Americans take a multivitamin daily. Are we just looking for a quick-fix to balance our diet?
Emotional eating is when we use food as a way to cope with our feelings or if we eat in response to a feeling that we have, as opposed to in response to hunger.
What diet should I follow is the most common question dietitians face. Dietitians seek foods that are nutrient-dense, budget-friendly and versatile.
Winter squash packs a nutritional punch and its varieties are rich in fiber, vitamin A and potassium.
Are the stressors of life driving you to overeat? During the holidays, things can get a little stressful, and food is everywhere.
Here we will explore the sugar and sweetener options to make that trip down the bakery aisle as little easier and provide you with enough knowledge to get experimental and try some of them out.
Before you pick up that new diet book, read on for the dos and don'ts of summer weight loss.
Vibrantly colored produce adds visual appeal to any dish without the use of synthetic dyes or additives. More importantly, these brightly colored foods pack a powerful nutrition punch.
As more products derived from the coconut hit store shelves, here's what you need to know about the nutritional benefits.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do you think that gluten free is a means to help you lose weight or improve your health? Here's what you need to know.
Fall offers many fruits and vegetables that are delicious and packed with nutritional benefits.
Picture this: You're out to dinner and there are juicy porterhouse steaks, sumptuous burgers, and tender ribs on the menu. Salivating yet?
Phytonutrients (or phytochemicals), are bioactive compounds found in fruits and vegetables that offer protection against many chronic diseases.
Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good for you food," vegetables can be enjoyed in new and fun ways if you use a little imagination.
Dining out on exotic flavors from all over the world does not have to increase your waistline.
Coconut products, such as coconut water and coconut cream, are among the hot new items hitting grocery store shelves. Are these drinks beneficial for your health? Let's take a look at the different coconut beverages.
Products are being designed to better fit into our expanding society, to grow faster, last longer on the shelf or to produce more.
The term sugar is used for a variety of caloric sweeteners from multiple plant sources, including sugar beet, sugar cane, corn, agave, rice, nuts, fruit, vegetables, tree sap and grains.
Summer is a great time to explore the light and fresh options of salads. Depending on your choices, it can be easy to build a salad that has as much fat and salt as a burger with fries.
Cooking on the grill can be so versatile, you can prepare appetizers, side dishes, main courses and even dessert.
Should you choose the organic strawberries versus conventional ones? Both are bright and colorful at the perfect ripeness and provide vitamins, antioxidants and fiber while being low in sodium.
Were their diets similar to ours or drastically different?
By using the MyPlate icon and website as your guide and following these tips, you can get your plate in shape in no time.
Avoid these pitfalls and you can enjoy your picnics without overindulging.
When running the race to good health, look to the "Triple Crown" of nutrition tips: Include more vegetables and fruits, be mindful of portion sizes, and become more active.
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Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids.
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