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Nutrition News: New Recommendations for Fighting Obesity

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OK, we have to get serious about obesity. More than 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the U.S. are now considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force released new recommendations in the Journal of the American Medical Association that tell us...Read more

Nutrition News: Eggs in Favor

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There seems to be an ongoing love-hate relationship with eggs. Are they good for you? (That's a definite yes. They're a great source of high quality protein). Can someone with Type 2 diabetes eat them? Why is it that some foods go in and out of favor?

First, a little history. For decades, nutrition guidelines advised limiting eggs because it ...Read more

Nutrition News: Sugar Busters

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Myths abound concerning sugar. Does it feed cancer? Is sugar addictive? Are natural sugars better than added sugars?

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter took a look recently at the connection between sugar and cancer. Researchers found that sugar feeds both cancer cells and regular cells.

Karen Collins, registered dietitian with the American ...Read more

Nutrition News: Heart Healthy Diet

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Heart Healthy Diet

If you're looking for a road map to a healthy diet, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are a great place to start. They're revised every five years, with the most recent published in 2015. The next will be out in 2020. In a nutshell, the icon, called My Plate, calls for half your plate to be made up of fruits and vegetables...Read more

Protein with Breakfast

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Too many teens skip breakfast, according to the Center for Disease Control. The CDC estimates approximately 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week.

A study at the University of Missouri finds that eating breakfast -- especially breakfast with protein -- can play a role in weight management and health.

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Eat Before that Workout

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You might want to grab a Greek yogurt before that morning workout. Most of us know to replenish our muscles after a workout -- with a glass of chocolate milk or protein shake -- but new research shows that eating before a workout may be just as important.

Researchers at the University of Bath found that eating breakfast before exercising may ...Read more

Nutrition News: The Truth About Beef

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Chances are you've heard mixed messages about beef. Beef is full of saturated fat, so you shouldn't eat it. Or lean beef is healthful and nutrient-rich, so you should eat it. It can be confusing.

I grew up eating and raising beef on our family farm. Like most foods, it can be part of a healthy diet, as long as it's eaten in moderation and you ...Read more

Nutrition News: Baby's First Foods

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Just how soon should you start a new baby on solid food? Grandma may have a different idea than the current research.

The first study of a nationally representative group of U.S. infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods -- that is, foods or drinks other than breast milk or formula -- sooner ...Read more

Nutrition News: Food Safety for Us

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Food Safety for Us

The latest round of foodborne illnesses from Romaine lettuce, pasta salads, veggie trays and even Ritz and Goldfish crackers leaves us wondering if foodborne illnesses are on the rise.

The Center for Disease Control suggests some types of foodborne illnesses may be increasing in the U.S., but the issue is complex and linked ...Read more

Nutrition News: Ketosis Alert

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The Ketogenic, Atkins and South Beach diets are all low-carb, high protein eating plans that claim you'll lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time.

Do they really work and are they safe? There are certainly lots of new products to help get your body in this high fat state of mind.

However, anytime you're eating fewer than 20 grams of ...Read more

Nutrition News: The Latest on Vitamin D

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There's plenty of controversy surrounding calcium and vitamin D for bone health. Recently a federal advisory panel, called the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, reviewed studies on calcium and vitamin D and concluded that, for healthy older adults, there is insufficient evidence for any benefit from taking a supplement containing more than ...Read more

Nutrition News: Store In The Fridge

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When the temperatures rise, so does concern for food safety. Most of us know we need to put certain foods in the refrigerator to keep them food safe -- foods like milk, meat, eggs, chopped tomatoes and cut melons. But there are other foods that may not be so obvious.

Here's a list from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics of foods that need ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Eating and Your Hearing

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The older we get, the more likely it is that we will experience hearing loss, according to the National Institutes for Health. About one in three Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss. Among those older than 75, one of every two people has hearing loss.

What happens is the ear and its nerve pathways can change over time. In ...Read more


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