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Protein Powders for Teens: Friend or Foe?

Chances are, your teen is consuming some form of protein supplements — whether it’s a powdery drink or a protein-packed granola bar. Protein is everywhere right now, but is it right for your teen? Do they really need that extra boost, or is it unhealthy?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Diet for Pancreatitis

When you are recovering from pancreatitis, your doctor may put you on a soft, bland diet. Expect to load up on foods like applesauce and scrambled eggs, and to avoid spicy foods.

By Ask HealthCentral

Fall Food Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

The changing season means pumpkin-spiced everything, apples galore, and more — but when you have IBD, are some of these fall favorites better for your gut than others?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

8 Foods That Can Harm Bone Health

Which foods should you exclude from your diet when you want to boost your bone health and reduce your osteoporosis risk?

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Are Collagen Supplements Good or Bad for You?

Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, so there is a huge market for collagen supplements. But should you be taking them?

By Ask HealthCentral

Will Melatonin Supplements Help Lull You to Sleep?

If you’re over the age of 40, your natural melatonin has slowed production. So why not turn to a melatonin supplement as a replacement? Well, for starters, there’s little evidence that shows its worth as a sleep aid.

By Ask HealthCentral

Hawaiian Sriracha Fried Rice: Gluten-free and Inflammatory Fighting

This delicious dish omits ingredients like gluten and processed sugars, which are suspected to aggravate inflammatory issues. It also has known anti-inflammatories such as ginger and garlic, and it satisfies your sweet and salty cravings. So that’s like a win-win-win-win?

By Emil DeAndreis

Most Fast Food Kids' Meals Are Still Unhealthy

Despite fast food restaurants’ attempts to provide healthier options, 74 percent of kids get unhealthy drinks or sides with their meals, according to a survey.

By Diane Domina

Nutrition Tips to Keep You Healthy Through Menopause

Your diet is just as important as you age as it has been all your life, so don't let menopause be when you stop paying attention. Here are some key areas to focus on.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Is Your Yogurt Really Good for You? Many Are High in Sugar

Other than natural Greek and “Greek-style” yogurts, most kinds of yogurt are high in added sugar and some contain more than the recommended daily amount.

By Diane Domina