Nutrition & Healthy Eating Topics

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Caffeine Quiz

Is there a link between heavy caffeine consumption and osteoporosis? Find out when you take this quiz.

Caffeine, Guarana, and Lawsuits—Oh, My! Watch This Before Downing Your Next Energy Drink

Energy drinks have been causing quite a stir lately, as some research suggests that they can exacerbate heart conditions. Do “natural” or “organic” ingredients actually make energy drinks better for you? Dr. Martin answers this and more in this week’s Friday Flyer.

Carnitine Deficiency

Carnitine is a natural substance that the body uses to process fats and produce energy. Carnitine deficiency is when not enough of the nutrient carnitine is available to cells in the body. This can cause muscle weakness and heart or liver problems.

Cholesterol 101: Lipoproteins, Saturated Fat, and a Side of Eggs

For too long cholesterol has gotten a bad rap—and it’s easy to see why. HDLs vs. LDLs? Saturated vs. unsaturated fat? And what about eggs? Dietitian Rachel Baer breaks down what you need to know and how to decipher the latest research.

Cholesterol Quiz

An excess of cholesterol can build up in the arteries, narrowing them and slowing or blocking blood flow to the heart. Take this quiz to learn more about cholesterol and its role in your health.

Cooking Oils 101: Holy Smokes

Extra virgin, omega-rich, superfood. With all the confusing buzzwords used to describe cooking oils, how are you supposed to know which one is best? Licenced dietitian Rachel Baer has you covered.

Corn and Potatoes: America's Most Wrongly Accused Vegetables

Foods like corn and potatoes have gotten a bad rap for their quick-acting carbohydrates, but these starchy veggies still deserve a place on your plate. Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer explains why.

Detoxes: Hyper Successful or Just Plain Old Hype?

Cookies, roasts, pies—oh my! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on the straight and narrow—and that means detoxing. Or does it? Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of the much-hyped detoxing.

Dietary Fiber Quiz

You hear a lot about fiber and why you need it. But what is it? Learn more about this important part of your diet by taking this quiz.

Dietary Guidelines Quiz

Find out how much you know about the newest dietary guidelines and how they differ from the old food pyramid.