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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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5 immune boosters to help keep you healthy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Now more than ever, it's important for your immune system to stay in tip-top shape during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by maintaining a nutritious diet.

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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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6 awesome nutrition tips we can all use, thanks to our registered dietitians

March is National Nutrition Month. So we're featuring some of our registered dietitians and their favorite nutrition tips. See which piece of eating advice you might be able to add into your daily routine.

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5 heart-healthy steps to work into your diet

Following a few simple nutrition tips this Heart Month to help keep your heart strong and keep blood vessels clear of blockages. Our registered dietitian gives you five easy steps to heart-healthy nutrition.

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Chocolate fact vs. fiction: Test your knowledge

Are you a fan of chocolate? Thinking of indulging in a bite this Valentine’s Day? Test your knowledge of the indulgent sweet.

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Starting a New Year's resolution? Dietitian gives you 5 SMART tips to healthy eating

While most of us start the year with the resolution to be healthier, many fail to reach or maintain their new year goals. The key to success is to set SMART goals, according to our registered dietitian Tiana Carey.

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Diet trends of 2020: Health benefit claims vs. reality

There are many popular diet trends these days, and it can be difficult to decide what foods to eat. Our registered dietitian discusses some of the most popular trends of the year.

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8 tips to help keep your heart healthy over the holidays

Holidays can be difficult for people trying to limit saturated fats and sodium as part of a heart-healthy diet. Our dietitian offers tips to help get you through the holidays without compromising heart-healthy goals.

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Say no to raw dough: Why you shouldn't eat cookie dough

It might be hard to hear, but eating raw cookie dough is something we should avoid this holiday season. A pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital explains why it's bad for children and adults.

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8 easy tips for healthy holiday eating

On average, Americans gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain while also enjoying the holidays.

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Does decaf coffee actually have caffeine?

Ever want to enjoy the taste of coffee without the energy buzz? Well, if you normally reach for the decaf coffee, you may want to check out what our specialist says about caffeine in decaf.

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Why 'ugly produce' may be a good option for you

Grocery stores have a very high standard of aesthetic look for their produce, which some items don’t always meet. However, some food delivery services are working to reduce waste.

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6 ways to cook with pumpkin and spice up your fall

Pumpkins are most often thought of as fall decorations to carve into cute or scary jack-o'-lanterns. But take a look at how you can use pumpkin to make delicious, nutritious and enjoyable dishes.

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