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Ask the Nutritionist: Soy additives not likely to affect isoflavone levels

May 02 2014 | 12:52 pm - Different forms of soy protein, including isolated soy protein, are added to many foods today to improve texture or moistness or to boost protein. However, the amounts that are added are so small that the amount of isoflavones in a serving of these...

Ask the nutritionist: Colorful tortillas not always more healthful

Apr 26 2014 | 9:33 am - Most wheat tortillas are made with enriched wheat flour, which is a refined grain and not the same as whole wheat. If you are buying tortillas to use at home, look for “whole-wheat” flour tortillas, with whole-wheat flour first on the...

Ask the Nutritionist

Apr 01 2014 | 3:54 pm - Just what does "other carbohydrates" on a nutrition label mean? Karen Collins fills us in and tells us how to get calcium in a vegetarian diet.

Ask the nutitionist: Learn to recognize your hunger cues

Feb 04 2014 | 11:18 am - Karen Collins answers readers' questions about learning to read your body's hunger cues and fresh vs. frozen spinach.

Ask the Nutritionist: Does white produce have the same nutrient content as brightly colored fruit?

Jan 21 2014 | 11:13 am - Karen Collins with the American Institute for Cancer Research answers a reader's question about the color of vegetables and their nutrient content.

Ask the nutitionist: Learn to recognize your hunger cues

Jan 13 2014 | 9:33 am - Karen Collins answers readers' questions about learning to read your body's hunger cues and fresh vs. frozen spinach.

Ask the nutritionist: The link between alcohol and blood pressure

Dec 26 2013 | 2:36 pm - Blood pressure control is usually not disrupted by alcohol consumption within moderation - no more than one standard drink a day for women and no more than two standard drinks a day for men. However, people vary in how they respond, so discuss this...

Ask the nutritionist: Are all oranges created equal?

Dec 17 2013 | 1:22 pm - Like other oranges, mandarin oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C, although not as high in this valuable nutrient as navel oranges, even comparing equal portions. However, mandarins provide greater amounts of two antioxidant phytochemicals:...

Ask the nutritionist: Winter squash a great source of carotenoids

Dec 09 2013 | 2:19 pm - Winter squash comes in many sizes, shapes and varieties; almost all are great sources of compounds called carotenoids.

Does chocolate milk have antioxidant properties?

Jul 17 2013 | 3:20 pm - Karen Collins with the American Institute for Cancer Research answers readers' questions about antioxidants in cocoa and chocolate milk and why when we're 50 we can't eat like we're 20.

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