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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat for Acid Reflux

If you regularly suffer from acid reflux, you know that it can be both uncomfortable and hard to control. First of all, know that you're not alone: Approximately one in five adults in America suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the medical condition commonly known as acid reflux, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

The Ultimate Guide to Food Labels

We know you're a savvy shopper who seeks out healthy food. Heck, that's why you come to EatingWell. But these days, even educated consumers can get stumped by the flurry of claims and food labels found on the front of packages (and distract you from the important stuff on the back, like the Nutrition Facts panel). Here are 38 common label terms you'll spot on boxes, bags and containers—and what they mean.

Nutrient Claims

Low Sodium: The food contains 140 milligrams of sodium or less per serving.

I'm a Dietitian and Don't Always Eat Five Servings of Fruits & Vegetables a Day

I'm a french-fries-and-ranch kinda gal, a clam chowder lover and a Buffalo-flavored-anything devotee. I'm also salad obsessed (chopped salads are my favorite right now), and a huge fan of doubling up a delicious veggie side dish recipe and turning it into the main star of the meal.

6 Signs You Could Be Eating Too Much Protein

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In terms of healthy macronutrients, fat and carbs both have their fair share of haters, but protein is pretty much always getting good press. It's easy to see why: protein is an essential nutrient for strong bones, muscles, skin and pretty much every other part of the body, and it is responsible for thousands of different chemical reactions to make sure your body functions at its best. But that doesn't mean more is always better.