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Nutrition News: Food Safety First

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So many families have been affected by Harvey and Irma, and unfortunately, the hurricane season isn't over yet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and offer guidance on food safety issues after a hurricane or flooding, as detailed below.

The first order of business in cleaning up after a disaster is to assess all food and ...Read more

Nutrition News: Finding the Perfect Diet For Weight Loss

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Finding the Perfect Diet For Weight Loss

Losing weight can be so elusive. Makes you wonder if there's a best diet -- low carb, low fat, intermittent fasting, cabbage soup?

The bottom line? Forget dieting. Make lifestyle changes. Diets are for the short-term and usually don't hold up over the long-term. If you're serious about losing weight, ...Read more

Nutrition News: Weight and Cancer Risk

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We all know being overweight or obese isn't healthy. In fact, most of us have tried - at some point in our lives -- to shed a few extra pounds. A recent look at weight and its effect on cancer should encourage all of us to keep trying.

Many people think that whether or not you get cancer is just luck of the draw. Or, that your chances are ...Read more

Nutrition News: Food Safety Update

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Whether you are a college student heading to begin a new adventure or the parents left to adjust to an empty nest, food safety can never be ignored.

For students, college life includes living in a dorm, preparing their own food and eating meals on-the-go. Whether packing a lunch to eat between class, road tripping with perishables or gearing up...Read more

Nutrition News: To Beetroot Juice or Not?

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Almost on a daily basis, I get asked about whether beet juice can help lower blood pressure. Here's some background and the bottom line.

People have been eating beetroot since the Middle Ages, according to Environment Nutrition newsletter. In modern times, it's the liquid version that has become popular. Beetroots are known as the red beet, ...Read more

Great Start Breakfasts

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Great Start Breakfasts

If you are one of the millions of Americans who regularly skips breakfast, you should think again -- breakfast is important if you want to have a productive day.

Here's why breakfast is so important, according to John Ivy, professor with the University of Texas at Austin. Eating breakfast helps with brain function, ...Read more

Stealth Veggies

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Few would disagree we need to bump up our intake of fruits and colorful vegetables. Research backs up the wisdom of eating higher amounts of produce to help fend off a variety of diseases. A 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal found that the risk of death from conditions like heart disease was significantly lower in people who ...Read more

Protein and Weight Loss

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That flank steak or filet mignon just may help your weight loss program.

New research published in Obesity Science & Practice finds that as part of a healthy and higher-protein diet, lean beef can help people lose weight while maintaining muscle and a healthy heart.

The research is part of the Beef WISE Study: Beef's Role in Weight Improvement...Read more

Swapping Proteins

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I recently helped a 16-year-old learn about choosing plant proteins - she had decided to become a vegetarian, but she wasn't really sure just what that meant. Her decision was based on the fact she didn't really like eating meat. While we perused the grocery aisles that are now full of vegetarian choices, my goal was to help her make the best ...Read more

Coffee And Long Life

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Drinking a few cups of coffee every day just might help you live a little longer, according to two new studies. Researchers found that daily coffee drinkers were up to 18 percent less likely to die over the next 10 to 16 years, versus non-drinkers.

The findings were based on research on over 700,000 middle-aged and older adults, and back up ...Read more

Nutrition News: Whole Grains And Your Gut

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Whole grains provide a host of potential benefits, from reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease to improved digestive health and appetite control. Now two clinical trials from Tufts University, published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and reported in Berkeley University Wellness Letter, have shown that substituting ...Read more

Fitting Sweet Treats into a Diabetic Plan

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If you have diabetes, managing blood sugar levels is critical. Can sweet treats fit into a diabetic diet? In proper portions, of course.

Diabetes or not, health experts recommend reining in added sugars (not the natural type found in milk and fruit). That's because they contribute excess calories without providing nutrients, which can lead to ...Read more

Sleep And Weight Gain

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Oh, those early mornings and late nights. They may be contributing to a little weight gain, according to a study done in South Korea and reported in the journal, Sleep.

The antidote? Sleep a little later on weekends. Those extra hours on the weekend may help people keep their weight down.

Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and ...Read more

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