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7 Unhealthy Nutrients for Longevity to Limit Daily

Even good-for-you nutrients, such as folic acid and iron, shouldn’t be eaten in excess as you age.

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Healthy eating and healthy aging go hand in hand: The more nutrient-dense foods you pile on your plate (paired with other good-for-you habits like regular exercise and stress management), the greater your likelihood of longevity.

But eating ​certain​ nutrients in excess can increase your odds of developing some chronic diseases and aggravate your ability to age gracefully.

Avoid the potential damage and live longer by limiting these seven nutrients.

Excessive sugar can sabotage your health, especially as you

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Why palm oil’s widespread prevalence in Asian food industry makes it irreplaceable for now

Despite its poor reputation in the west​ due to sustainability concerns, palm oil is one of the most common food products used in the APAC F&B industry, penetrating almost every possible sector from bakery to snacks to beverages.

According to edible oils brand Mewah, at present the use of palm oil is extremely widespread both geographically and in terms of applications, so much so that completely replacing it at this juncture would be a near-impossible attempt.

“Palm oil is currently consumed by over three billion people in some 150 countries [and] virtually every sector within the Asian food industry is

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Nutrition and Diet | MUSC

Introduction

Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Healthy eating patterns (along with regular physical activity) can help people achieve and maintain good health.

Below are a few resources to assist in finding the healthiest eating patterns that work for you.

Build a Healthy Eating Style with help from the USDA’s MyPlate series of resources.

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Evaluate Your Nutrition and Diet Habits – Complete Survey for a Chance to Win a MUSC Promotional Prize 

Share your story with us on what you already do that contributes to your nutritional well-being and

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The Worst Eating Habits Americans Need To Avoid Now, Say Dietitians

Some say it takes 60 days to break a habit, and we all know exactly which ones come to mind when we think of the habits we’d like to break. Whether it’s a habit that has to do with your fitness routine, how much time you spend on your phone, or perhaps some pesky eating habits, we all have the power to break them if that’s what we truly wish.

When it comes to eating habits, how do you know which ones are best to break? We talked with Laura Burak, MS, RD, author of Slimdown with Smoothies, and

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Ask the Experts: Stick to your healthy diet and your budget by following these simple tips

Regional One Health’s clinical nutrition team helps patients improve their diet through small, realistic changes that add up to big improvements.

It’s possible to make those changes even if you’re on a tight budget. Some of their tips include cooking at home, buying healthy ingredients in bulk and keeping portion sizes reasonable.

Eating healthy can feel challenging if you’re on a strict budget – but according to our clinical nutrition team, there are ways to improve your diet that are also good for your bank account.

Regional One Health’s dietitians are sharing tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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