Nutrients

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A Background on Carbohydrates and Sugars

This article provides an overview of how carbohydrates and sugars are classified, common types that are found in foods, their impact on health and what the latest dietary guidance recommends…

What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

Download the Mediterranean Diet Fact Sheet Here Highlights The Mediterranean diet refers to a way of eating that focuses on the traditional foods eaten in the countries that surround the…

Does Your Diet Affect Your Sleep?

It’s no secret that a healthy diet affects so many different facets of daily life, and sleep is no exception. It’s recommended that adults get seven or more hours of…

Protein Perceptions and Consumption Behaviors

The popularity of protein among Americans is undeniable. It is our favorite and least demonized macronutrient. Although protein has become increasingly buzzworthy, the main motivation behind consuming it is a…

Diversifying MyPlate: Haitian Cuisine

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and its associated MyPlate graphic are commonly referenced resources for learning about healthy and nutritious eating. The recently-updated 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans put a…

What Is Lactose?

There are many different types of sugars. Some are monosaccharides, which are single units of sugar and are often referred to as “simple” sugars. Other sugars are disaccharides, which are…

What is the Flexitarian Diet?

Download the Flexitarian Diet Fact Sheet Here Highlights The flexitarian diet can be generally defined as a semi-vegetarian, plant-forward diet. More specifically, the flexitarian diet is a flexible eating style…