- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Allergy symptoms can make you miserable, and in some cases they're life-threatening. Here's some information about allergies and tips on treating allergy symptoms.
Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet
Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?
Can honey lessen seasonal allergy symptoms?
Heard the buzz about honey for allergies? Find out if this home remedy works.
Diet soda: Is it bad for you?
Diet soda isn't likely to hurt you, but healthier options abound
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Sweet potatoes: Color yourself healthy!
Why eat sweet potatoes? The deep orange-yellow color of sweet potatoes tells you that they're high in the antioxidant beta carotene. Food sources of beta carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A, may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some cancers. Sweet potatoes are also good sources of fiber; vitamins B-6, C and E; folate, and potassium. They're fat-free and relatively low in calories.
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Stress: Holiday survival tips
The holidays are a time of heightened stress for many people. If you're one of them, try these tips for surviving the season.