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Q: Are energy bars healthy to eat?

1/31/2017 7:31:46 AM By Nicky Tobin

Q: Does caffeine have a bad effect on the body?

1/21/2017 11:30:40 AM By Ruth Hall

Including more mono- and poly-unsaturated fats in your diet as well as increasing your fiber intake can improve your HDL level!  Try adding nuts as a source of protein, increasing salmon intake, adding flax seed to a smoothie, and cooking with olive oil for starters!  

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Q: Is orange juice the best source of vitamin C?

1/20/2017 10:45:21 AM By Kathleen Edwards

No. While oranges do contain vitamin C, it is important to know that vitamin C is very sensitive when exposed to air and can easily get oxidized. Therefore, when you make orange juice, you need to drink it within minutes of juicing it in order to properly benefit from it. Furthermore, there are other great, natural sources that contain even more vitamin C such as strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, and ...

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Hello, body mass index (BMI) is a value based on one’s height vs their weight. Today, we focus on much more than just these two parameters in order to determine an individual's overall body composition.So, to answer your question, no.  Having high or low BMI doesn’t necessarily mean you need to gain or lose weight. I recommend going to a dietitian for a full and more detailed body c...

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This is a very common problem as heme iron (found in meat) is the most easily-absorbed form!  Try increasing your leafy green, bean, and nut/legume intake.  Fortified cereals and tofu are often good sources of iron as well.  Also, have a good source of Vitamin C with these foods to improve your body's absorption of the iron.  

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