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Protein, Exercise, and Muscle Building

It's a common belief that when you exercise you need to eat extra protein, or that eating more protein will help you build more muscle. However, neither of these ideas is strictly true. Protein bars and protein powders are a major feature of many gyms, and of advertisements for buff...

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Advertising Claims on Food Packaging

Words on packages can be deceiving. For example, "Contains real fruit juice!" sounds pretty good, until you ask yourself how much real fruit juice? , then read the ingredient list and see that the product is mostly corn syrup (an added sugar), and only 0.3 percent real fruit juice! You...

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What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat or "good" fat. Omega-3 fats help to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and reduce the inflammation of arthritis, among other things. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be made by your body, and therefore must be supplied by your...

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