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Nutrition 101

What you need to know to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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3 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D
Is it really the medical miracle it seems to be?

5 Smart Things to Know About Vitamin D 
The buzzed-about vitamin, decoded. 

5 Foods With Vitamin D 
These foods give you the greatest dose of the sunshine vitamin. 


21 Things to Know About Multivitamins

Supplements can add nutrients to your diet. Experts sort through a variety of multis.
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10 Ways to Pack in More Vitamins

It's possible to get your daily quota from your plate instead of the drugstore shelf. Here’s how.
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10 Diet Myths: Busted!

The honest-to-goodness truth about how to keep your weight under control.
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How Health Savvy Are You?

Do you know how much exercise you really need? When you should start getting critical medical tests? Test your health knowledge.
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What the Pros Know

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Eating Tips From Nutritionists
Nutrition experts have Krispy Kreme temptations like the rest of us, but they still try to make educated choices. Here, four experts' top rules to eat by.

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17 Ways to Safeguard Your Heart
A top cardiologist shares her heart-healthy habits.

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Pantry Organizing Checklist

A well-organized pantry means you’ll always know what materials you have on hand.

  • Assess the contents. Start by taking stock of what you’ve got. Past its prime? Throw it out. Never going to use it? Donate it.
  • Store foods systematically. Canisters of flour, bottles of cooking oil, and common canned foods should be at waist level for easiest access. Less frequently used canned goods should be stacked on lower shelves with labels facing you. Lightweight items, such as cereals and pasta, are perfect for high shelves.

    Related: Pantry Staples Checklist

  • Choose the right containers. Glass is convenient because it can be microwaved, refrigerated, and cleaned in a dishwasher, but, of course, it’s breakable. Choose glass containers with rubber seals to lock in freshness. If you opt for plastic, buy containers free of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in many polycarbonate plastics that may migrate from containers to food (types 3 and 7 plastics may contain BPA).

    Related: How Dangerous Is Plastic?

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