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4 health benefits of walnuts and how much you should eat

Walnuts have been considered valuable throughout history. Perhaps it's because of the positive impacts they can have on your health. Learn the nutrients and health benefits of walnuts from our dietitians.

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9 healthy eating tips that can help reduce inflammation

Sticking to anti-inflammatory eating habits can help manage chronic inflammation, which can be linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety and other conditions.

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Health benefits of winter squash and ways you can cook them

Winter squash isn't just a pretty fall decoration. There are more than 100 kinds of summer and winter squash that provide incredible health benefits.

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Food safety in hot weather: 4 tips to keep your family safe

Many of us are heading outside this summer for a picnic or barbecue with family and friends. But there are some things you should keep in mind when you're taking food outdoors.

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Bad eating habits: When, what and how often you eat matters

We all may have some bad eating habits, like eating too close to bedtime or mindlessly snacking on chips while watching TV. Our dietitians offer ways to combat these bad habits to help you eat healthier.

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4 tips to reduce added sugar in your diet and the health risks if you don’t

A sweet treat every once in a while is much deserved. But be aware that too much added sugar can lead to other health risks. Our registered dietitians offer tips to reduce sugar in your diet.

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Dietitians’ tips for sustainable eating that are good for you and the planet

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme focuses on the importance of choosing healthy foods that are good for you and the environment. Check out our dietitians' tips for sustainable eating.

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I’m a cardiovascular dietitian. Here are 7 things I eat and avoid for heart health

Need some ideas for heart-healthy eating habits? A UC Davis Health cardiovascular dietitian explains seven things she eats and foods she avoids to help prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and more.

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Dark chocolate health benefits? The good and the bad to this sweet treat

Dark chocolate is praised for having some health benefits, but a new report shows you need to be wary of which chocolate you choose. The advice for this dessert is everything in moderation.

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Your guide to low sodium eating and how to lower blood pressure

Limiting the amount of sodium you eat can help lower blood pressure and lessen your chances for other health conditions. Get tips to limit your salt intake and learn how to read food labels.

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Summer food safety tips to keep your family healthy

If you're planning a picnic or barbecue outside this summer, it's important to know how to store and prepare food to keep bacteria and cancer-causing chemicals away.

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Why it’s important for you to drink water and stay hydrated

This may be obvious to some, but water is very important to your health. What does it really do for your body? Get that answer and more in this blog.

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Potato health benefits and why you should eat more spuds

Potatoes are often overlooked as part of a healthy meal. However, these starchy vegetables have a lot of health benefits and nutrients. Check out why you should be eating more potatoes.

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Paleo diet: What it is and why it's not for everyone

The paleo diet is a popular eating trend, but it's not the best plan for everyone. Our registered dietitians explain the diet, the health benefits it can provide, and the health risks it can bring.

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Why is breakfast important? Our dietitian gives healthy breakfast ideas

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? What are some healthy breakfast foods? Our registered dietitian Melinda Gong answers these questions and more about breakfast.

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Our dietitians celebrate a world of flavors for Nutrition Month

Our registered dietitians share some of their favorite foods from around the world in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Check it out! You may find some new dishes you'll want to try.

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Intermittent fasting: Benefits, how it works, and is it right for you?

Intermittent fasting remains a popular diet trend. However, it may not be for everyone. Our registered dietitian takes a look at the pros and cons and explains if it could be the right eating plan for you.

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3 tips for healthy weight loss in the new year

Don't look to diet in the new year. Instead, follow these three tips from our registered dietitian that will help you slowly lose and keep off those pesky extra pounds.

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Meal planning tips to eat healthier and stay on budget

Do you find yourself wondering how to eat healthier at home? Our dietitian gives you some tips on how to eat well for your health and your wallet.

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COVID-19 nutrition: 4 tips to keep your immune system in top shape

Eating healthy and staying hydrated can help your immune system stay strong and avoid infectious diseases like COVID-19. Here are four nutrition tips to keep your body healthy.

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Food allergies in children: Pediatric guidelines, diagnosis and more

Food allergies are a fairly common concern for parents with young children. But how common are food allergies? UC Davis Health pediatricians explain the difference between food allergies and food intolerance.

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Ways to lower blood pressure naturally through your diet

Looking for ways to lower your blood pressure without medication? UC Davis Health's dietitian team shares tips to help lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.

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Foods for brain health: Keep your mind fresh and your food fresher

More and more research suggests ways we can help our brain stay healthy and functioning at its best through what we eat. Our neuroscience dietitian Erin Nella shares eating tips to keep your brain healthy.

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Pregnancy diet: Common myths and what you should eat during your pregnancy

Learn why nutrition is so important during pregnancy, common misconceptions to avoid how expecting mothers can consume the recommended nutrients through their diet.

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Diet trends for 2021: Our registered dietitian details top healthy habits

A new year is underway, which means many of us are trying lifestyle changes. Our registered dietitian looks back at some of 2020's most popular diets and her hot diet trend predictions for 2021.

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What makes a picky eater, and how parents can help?

Picky eaters get a bad name, but selective eating, as it's known, isn't necessarily a bad thing. Our pediatricians help you better understand why some kids don't eat certain foods and how you can help.

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How to safely grocery shop during the COVID-19 pandemic

Going to the grocery store has become a more frequent activity for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. A UC Davis food virology researcher discusses grocery store do’s and don’ts.

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3 ways food can help your mental health

Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of our mental health. Feeding your brain the right nutrients can keep it healthy and functioning properly.

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Tips to smart snacking at home during COVID-19 quarantine

For many of us, life has been uprooted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving us stuck at home and often seeking comfort in food. One of our registered dietitians has some tips for snacking smart while staying in home.

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Eating takeout amid COVID-19: UC Davis expert explains food safety

Should you be worried to eat food prepared by someone else during the COVID-19 pandemic? A UC Davis virologist dispels some concerns you may have about eating takeout.

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