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Nutrition

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  • Between sunscreen and indoor lifestyles, bodies crave vitamin D

    Between sunscreen and indoor lifestyles, bodies crave vitamin D
    Tammi Leader Fuller, 55, is outdoors most of the time, running her Malibu, Calif.-based sleepover camps for grown-ups. Yet, she knows she does not get enough of D, the "sunshine vitamin," because it requires ultraviolet rays to be absorbed. "I'm...
  • Community Center features healthy choices at food fair

    The old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch was turned on its head March 28 at Sprague Community Center, as four local restaurants and several food-related agencies offered an assortment of healthy tastes for the sampling. And while it wasn't...
  • Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems

    Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems
    On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables. That'...
  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta believes healthier diet will pay off during season

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta believes healthier diet will pay off during season
    MESA, Ariz. — Jake Arrieta carried a half gallon of a green liquid in the Cubs clubhouse last summer that could have passed for a mint shake or green tea. But it was kale juice, a small but effective part of Arrieta's healthy routine that he has...
  • The obesity epidemic is too complicated for simplistic fixes like fast-food bans

    The obesity epidemic is too complicated for simplistic fixes like fast-food bans
    Limiting the number of standalone fast-food restaurants in a neighborhood can improve its looks, but no one should be surprised when such a policy doesn’t do much about obesity. For many reasons, it was silly to think that it would. The 2008 ban...
  • EatingWell: These cooking habits could be sabotaging your diet

    One sure way to keep your weight in check is to ditch the takeout menu and cook at home instead. In your own kitchen you can control the menu and hence the calories. But it's not a flawless plan. When you cook at home--and especially if you're...
  • Lactose-intolerant? Dairy milk alternatives abound

    A generation or so ago, people who were lactose intolerant, had milk allergies, or special dietary preferences had few options for a milk replacement. If you couldn't find soymilk at the local supermarket, you had to rely on non-dairy creamer to moisten...
  • FODMAP diet may help some with gastrointestinal problems

     FODMAP diet may help some with gastrointestinal problems
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System provide regular guest posts to the Picture of Health blog. The latest is from Shanti Lewis. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. Each...
  • Drinking milk: the pros and cons

    There are a few things we can say for sure about milk: It is a concentrated source of calcium. It also contains protein and other nutrients. And it elicits strong opinions, even among scientists who study it, about how much we need. With recent studies...
  • Sugar in food is poorly labeled, and the industry likes it that way

    Sugar in food is poorly labeled, and the industry likes it that way
    A wild animal is never more dangerous than when it is cornered. And Big Sugar is lashing out with all the sweet venom it can muster in response to the latest attacks on the iniquities of the American diet. These attacks are now seemingly coming from all...
  • Bill Kurtis beefs about the American diet during lecture in Elgin

    Bill Kurtis beefs about the American diet during lecture in Elgin
    Award-winning TV anchorman and producer Bill Kurtis broke the ice at his lecture at Elgin Community College in Elgin by showing a clip from the comedy "The Legend of Ron Burgundy," for which he provided narration and a 2009 commercial for AT&T broadband...