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Nutrition

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  • Friends with weight-loss benefits

    Friends with weight-loss benefits
    Children born in South Los Angeles, where per capita income is $13,000, live on average 10 years less than children born in the affluent neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, according to the Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles. This is health...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Orange zest appeal

    Environmental Nutrition Oranges, native to Southeast Asia, date back 7,000 years when different varieties were grown in parts of India. They arrived in Europe, where they were mostly used medicinally, in the 15th century. From there, Spanish explorers...
  • Juicing trend still going strong in 2015

    Juicing trend still going strong in 2015
    A year ago, trendistas were snuggling up to juice bars all over L.A. to cleanse, reset, detox and glow a little. Today, things are only busier in the world of juice — and I don't mean Minute Maid. Juicing just won't go away. "The concept has...
  • Health experts throw cold water on juice cleanse

    Health experts throw cold water on juice cleanse
    "Mom, this is a horrible idea." So my college student son declared when he learned I had started a three-day juice cleanse, 72 hours of a juice diet. Six bottles each day, plus water and herbal tea. No solid food. Go ahead. Make fun of me. Call me a...
  • EatingWell: Is canola oil toxic or bad for you?

    There are all sorts of rumors about canola oil--so let's sort fact from fiction. First, you may have heard that canola oil contains high levels of the toxic compound erucic acid. Not true. "The rapeseed plant that canola oil was originally derived...
  • Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

    When you turn over a packaged product in the grocery store to read the nutritional breakdown, it's tempting to look at the calories first. We've been bombarded for years with messages that calories count most when it comes to the battle of the bulge. Yet,...
  • Demand rising for medically tailored home-delivered meals

    ATLANTA Sometimes Eunice Andrews tries to imagine what her life would be like had she known about the importance of healthy eating sooner. Would she still have the use of both her legs? Would she still need medication to control her diabetes and high...
  • Tangy Sesame-Coated Pork Chops recipe offers a tasty way to get more sesame into your diet

    Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you're most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Mushrooms are rich in unique nutrients, flavor and health potential

    Rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal -- they are classified in the fungi kingdom and offer much more than just good taste. With only 20 calories per cup, mushrooms are rich in a type of fiber called beta-...
  • If mom or dad had a heart attack at a young age, change your ways

    If mom or dad had a heart attack at a young age, change your ways
    When President Lyndon Johnson declared February as American Heart Month 51 years ago, cardiovascular disease was responsible for more than half of all deaths in the country. With improved medical technology and more knowledge of risk factors, the death...
  • Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals

    Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals
    For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity. At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...