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Savor the Flavor – March is National Nutrition Month

                                                 It’s not too late to get back to the basics of healthy eating. The importance of following a well-balanced and nutrient –dense eating plan packed with tasty foods is celebrated this month. National Nutritio ...

Turning the Truth Inside Out – The Reality about Popcorn

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A Vegan Diet May Help to Fight Global Warming

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How Does Your Daily Water Intake Rate?

Ever wondered exactly how much water per day you should be drinking? Well the truth is, there is no hard and fast rule about an exact amount of water that each individual needs. You hear recommendations like, “Drink 8 cups of water a day” or “Aim for 2 li ...

Does Your Shape Matter More Than the Number on the Scale?

For individuals struggling with overweight and obesity, focusing on body mass index (BMI) or the number of the scale may be the wrong health indicators. An emerging body of literature suggests that an older measurement, the waist-to-hip ratio may be more ...

Fertility and Diet

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. According to the National Infertility Association, about 30% of infertility can be attributed to female factors, 30% to male factors, 20% is unexplained and 10% is caused by a combination of problems in both partn ...

Potatoes: Friend or Foe?

If you’re trying to eat right, you almost never go wrong with eating more fruits and vegetables. But what’s the deal with potatoes? They’re a starchy vegetable, with more calories and a higher glycemic index than most of their vegetable counterparts. Pota ...

Raw Cookie Dough? Don’t Do It

Are you a raw cookie dough fan? Maybe the temptation to treat yourself on what will eventually become a cookie conjures up memories of your mom warning you not to. Well guess what? Mom was right. Raw cookie dough is a no go, and it’s not why you think it ...

Bugs for Breakfast?

  Bugs probably aren’t big when it comes to your favorite foods. While the typical Western diet typically eschews anything bug-related in our diet, many parts of the world actually embrace eating insects. ...

Eating a la Mediterranean? No need to hold the fat!

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that a healthy diet is one that can contain a lot of fat. ...

Diet and Maternal Death Rate

  When it comes to global statistics, there are many metrics where the US shines. Our life expectancy is exceptional, literacy rates are laudable and relatively few people die from communicable disease. But the US maternal death rate is on the rise, and t ...

Holiday Weight Gain: A Worldly Problem

Fall is upon us and the holidays are just around the corner. With the season of overeating just on the horizon, it bears mentioning that the typical American gains about a pound from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. That might not sound like much, but year in ...

Early Introduction of Eggs & Peanuts May Reduce Allergy

For years the medical community maintained that delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods might help prevent food allergy. But a new body of literature indicates that the opposite might actually be true: early introduction (at less than on ...

Parental Produce Sneak Attack?

An interesting article in today’s New York Times questioned whether or not the food industry should sneak fruits and vegetable into kids foods. ...

Slim State Showdown: Best and Worst States for Diabetes

How slim your state is may also say something about its diabetes rates. According to the American Diabetes Association, across the US in 2012, 29.1 million Americans or roughly 9.3% of the population had diabetes. But not all diabetes is evenly distribute ...

Getting Real About Holiday Weight Gain

  An often-cited statistic is that the typical American packs on 1-2 pounds over the Holiday Season. While that might not sound like much, if you do this year-in and year-out, on top of other weight gaining factors…things could get heavy! So why do people ...

Is the Cook-it-Yourself Craze Right for You?

There’s no doubt that preparing food at home makes good sense. Studies have shown that people who make more of their own food have lower body mass index (BMI) levels and are generally healthier than those who eat food prepared outside of the home. ...

Magic Mushrooms…with Vitamin D

If you know anything about vitamin D, it’s that most foods don’t contain much of it. Sure, you can sop it up from the sun, when it comes to food, outside of fortified dairy foods, most things we eat are vitamin D duds. But if you’re not big on dairy to ge ...

Are Gluten Free Foods Just Glorified Junk Food?

There’s no doubt that the gluten free market is blowing up. The size of the gluten free food market may be worth more than $7.5 billion by 2020. But what sort of quality have we come to expect when we see a gluten free label? What is Gluten? ...

Can Giving Babies Peanuts to Prevent Peanut Allergy

If you’re a parent with a baby, you might be pondering about peanuts. You see, the guidelines about introducing peanuts to babies recently changed. It used to be that the American Academy of Pediatrics and other nutrition authorities recommended that pare ...

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