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What Is Fiber?

Fiber is a carbohydrate that can t be digested by the human body. It is found in plants we eat such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Unlike most nutrients, it is not absorbed by our bodies but passes through the digestive tract largely intact. Yet fiber...

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Menopausal Weight-Control Tips: Metabolism

Around the time of menopause, many women find themselves gaining a few extra pounds. This is true even for those who continue the eating and exercising habits that have helped them prevent weight gain previously. It's also common for there to be a shift in where extra pounds end up...

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Why Are Omega-3 Fats Good for Health?

Omega-3 fatty acids have many beneficial effects on the body. They improve heart health. Major studies have shown that consumption of omega-3 significantly improves heart health and reduces the risk of heart complications. In one study, men with the lowest levels of omega-3 in the blood were 81 percent more...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory