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Nutrition News: Sleep to Eat Better

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Sleep to Eat Better

Here's an interesting finding -- sleep a little bit more and you'll crave sugar less and eat fewer carbs.


I call it foggy brain. When we are tired or starving, we don't make good food decisions. Missing out on the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep is also linked to various health conditions, such as ...Read more

Small Changes for the New Year

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It's January, and in most of the country, too cold to think about taking a walk outside to get our steps for the day in. Yet, we've all made those New Year's Resolutions to eat healthier, move more and take charge of our health. We're excited about making a fresh start. It's so easy to get derailed and feel defeated. Baby steps are the way to go...Read more

Brain Food

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Most of us know someone affected by dementia, and if we don't, we worry we will be affected ourselves. Food and the brain is likely to be one of the hot topics for 2018.

Can what you eat make a difference in helping you remember things? If you're feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or several other reasons, including genetics,...Read more

Nutrition News: New Year, New You

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As we head into January, most of us will have grand plans for 2018 to lose weight, get fit and eat healthier. Statistics show that we're as likely to have success with these goals as trying to ski without snow.

To turn that statistic around, do a little planning and break down those goals.

What does it mean to eat healthy?

Turn to the Dietary...Read more

Choline Importance

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Have you heard about choline? This brain-boosting, liver-loving nutrient is the new favorite to make sure you include in your diet. Food Processing magazine named choline among the emerging ingredients of 2018.

Here's why: As the brain's instant messenger, choline provides a connection between the brain and muscles, helping to support memory ...Read more

Processed Food Primer for the New Year

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When is a processed food a good choice? Some would say never. But that's really not the case. Many processed foods offer good nutrition and convenience.

The buzzword when it comes to healthy foods is to eat "whole" or "clean," choosing foods such as arugula, apples or avocadoes.

"I think there is a widespread misunderstanding that a processed ...Read more

Holiday Help

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Want to avoid gaining a few extra pounds this holiday season? Be mindful of what you're bringing to a party and what you're eating. This time of year offers almost daily temptation to add extra calories as parties become numerous along with platters of rich and delicious seasonal foods.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a few tips ...Read more

Nutrition News: Holiday Help

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Oh, the holidays. They can sabotage the greatest of intentions when it comes to healthy eating.

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain...Read more

Nutrition News: A Yogurt a Day

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A Yogurt a Day

You may want to snack on a yogurt while you read this. Several studies back up the theory that dairy, especially yogurt, can help you maintain your weight, according to Angelo Tremblay, researcher with the Department of Kinesiology at Laval University in Quebec.

"Weight management and dairy isn't a new story, but it's certainly ...Read more

Nutrition News: Oh, Those Hidden Sugars

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The average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day without knowing it, according to research by Atkins Inc. The company has a campaign to help consumers and school children learn about hidden sugars in foods by using a virtual reality experience. Using "sugar goggles," students are taken through an abstract of a tunnel in the body to ...Read more

Nutrition News: Meal Replacements for Weight Loss

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Meal Replacements for Weight Loss

Since the 1970s, Americans have gained weight -- and lots of it. As of three years ago, 68.5 percent of U.S. adults and 31.8 percent of children are overweight or obese, according to statistics from the National Weight Registry.

It's a result of an abundant food supply that is affordable and jobs that don't ...Read more

Nutrition News: Glycemic Index

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Glycemic Index

Should you care about a food's glycemic index?

Maybe, maybe not.

The glycemic index, simply put, is a measure of how quickly a food causes blood sugar levels to rise.

The measure ranks food on a scale of 0 to 100. Foods with a high glycemic index, or GI, are quickly digested and absorbed, causing a rapid rise in blood sugar. ...Read more


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