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By Alina Petre, MS, RD

Finding a healthy granola bar is no easy feat.

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By Bob Curley

  • The new chicken sandwiches at McDonald's, Popeyes, and Chick-fil-A all contain the MSG flavor enhancement chemical.
  • Experts say MSG can enhance the so-called umami flavor of a food.
  • The ingredient is found in everything from Chinese food and pizza to prepackaged sandwiches and table sauces.

McDonald's wants to get in on the chicken sandwich war currently being waged between Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.

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By Katey Davidson

Each year, an estimated 600 million people worldwide experience a foodborne illness.

While there are many causes, a major and preventable one is cross-contamination.

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By Julia Ries

  • Two flu strains are overlapping each other this flu season.
  • This means you can get sick twice from different flu strains.
  • While the flu vaccine isn't a perfect match, it's the best defense against the flu.

To say this flu season has been abnormal is an understatement.

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By Anne Danahy, MS, RDN

A delicious cup of tea can chase away the winter chill, recharge you during the day, or relax you at night.

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By Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD

Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is a yellow spice native to India. It's also a popular herb in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.

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By Taylor Jones, RD

Vitamin D is the only nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight.

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By Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD

While everyone has specific life stressors, factors related to job pressure, money, health, and relationships tend to be the most common.

Stress can be acute or chronic and lead to fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, nervousness, and irritability or anger.

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By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Eating nutritious foods can improve your health and energy levels.

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By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD

Sugary cereals, white bread, soda, granola bars, and energy drinks are examples of foods and beverages that many people consume daily.

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By Heather Cruickshank

  • Signs of holiday cheer can have a flip side for many dealing with loss, anxiety, or depression.
  • Disruptions to your diet, exercise habits, and sleep schedule can also take a toll and lead to holiday blues.
  • Experts say there are clear ways to cope including connecting with others, managing expectations, and practicing self-care.

The holiday season is a joyful time for many people — but it can also be a harbinger of stress.

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