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Jb common ibs triggers article

Common IBS Trigger Foods

It’s not easy to figure out which foods are responsible for triggering irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, but many IBS sufferers are wary of milk and dairy....

Jb foods for teeth article

5 Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

It’s not just your bones that benefit from milk; your teeth get stronger and healthier when you drink, too, because it contains calcium....

Jb pms foods article

5 Foods That Fight PMS

Don’t let PMS cravings send you straight for the cookies and salty snacks. Instead indulge in these feel-good picks....

Jb triglycerides article

5 Ways to Lower Triglycerides

If you’re overweight, you are at a greater risk for high triglycerides, but simple lifestyle changes like following a balanced diet and exercising can help you lose weight and lower your triglyceride levels....

Jb juices article

Fruit and Vegetable Juice: How Food Affects Health

Fruit juices may seem like nutritious sources of vitamins and minerals, but they are super-concentrated in naturally occurring sugar. And commercial vegetable juices, for that matter, are often high in sodium — making them less healthy than you’d think....

Jb monounsaturated fats article

Monounsaturated Fats: How Food Affects Health

This kind of fat can be a good friend, provided you don’t hang out with it all the time! Used in moderation, monounsaturated fats have enormous health benefits....

Jb oil fats article

Oils and Fats: How Food Affects Health

Fat is not a four-letter word! Learn to choose the right fats to add flavor and boost your health....

Jb spices article

Herbs and Spices: How Food Affects Health

Using herbs, spices, and other seasonings will help flavor your food without adding extra sodium, calories, sugar, or fat....

Jb starchy veggies article

Starchy Vegetables: How Food Affects Health

Starchy vegetables are high-quality carbs that contain valuable nutrients, but they’re more calorie-dense than non-starchy, water-rich varieties, so be sure to eat them in moderation....

Jb condiments article

The Health Benefits of Condiments, Sauces, and Flavorings

Not all flavorings are created equal! Before you top your dish with mayo, ketchup, soy sauce, or other condiments, check out how they may affect your health....

Jb fruit article

Fruits: How Food Affects Health

Fruits are “juicy foods” that are made up of at least 75 percent water. But all that water doesn’t crowd out their vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber....

Jb cruciferous veggies article

Cruciferous Vegetables: How Food Affects Health

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts are filling and full of nutrients that help keep you healthy. But if you have IBS, you may want to watch how much of them you eat....

Leafy greens article

Leafy Green Vegetables: How Food Affects Health

When it comes to leafy greens, you get a green light to eat as much as you want — that’s how good they are for you...

Jb vegetables article

Vegetables: How Food Affects Health

Veggies contain loads of nutrients that can help you look and feel great, and they’re some of the healthiest foods you can eat....

Jb meat article

The Health Effects of Meat

Watch out for the saturated fats in animal proteins. Go for lean cuts of meat, and don’t beef up your portions...