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Nutrition

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  • Avoid nutritional shortfall with simple changes in your diet

    When scientists observe that lots of people don't meet their needs for particular nutrients, they are dubbed "shortfall nutrients." Here are four essential nutrients most likely to be insufficient in your diet, based on the National Health and Nutrition...
  • So, how do I become vegan?

    I’ve heard from many people motivated to become vegan by animal welfare issues. Health and the environment are other reasons to discuss, but this week, about halfway through my month chronicling my vegan ways, I’m going to turn to some...
  • Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity

    Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity
    Kids love pizza, but a new study shows that it doesn’t love them back. On days when children eat pizza, they consume an average of 408 additional calories, three additional grams of fat and 134 additional milligrams of salt compared with their...
  • The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?

    The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?
    The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets. "We are Stone...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Elimination diets root out food intolerances

    Environmental Nutrition: Elimination diets root out food intolerances
    Elimination diets are all the rage, as more people look to hidden food intolerances as the source of their ill health. Could your food choices make you sick, tired, moody, constipated, or achy? Could they give you headaches, a rash or make it hard for you...
  • Fresh diet trends bloom in 2015

    Want to lose weight? Stop cooking your food. Put down the carbohydrates. Have a heaping bowl of gluten-free ice cream; it’s healthy, right? A new year brings new diets, from the simple to the outlandish — even dangerous, for some. Local...
  • Eat less sugar? Salt? Meat? 5 things to look for as government writes new dietary advice

    For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine. Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Beware of oxidized oils

    Environmental Nutrition You've probably heard that mono- and polyunsaturated fats, like those in olive oil, nuts, and fish are a heart-healthy choice, but concern is rising that, if not stored and used properly, these foods and oils actually could be bad...
  • 5 Things To Look For In The Government's Upcoming Healthy Eating Guidelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government's upcoming dietary guidelines for...
  • Is that juice really healthy?

    Is that juice really healthy?
    Juice labels are intended to inform and protect the consumer, but that only works if you speak label-ese. If you're squeezing juice into your diet, keep an eye out for these key words before you buy. >>100 percent juice "Start by looking for '100...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: Test your knowledge of the benefits of breakfast

    From a health standpoint, experts continue to confirm that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So important that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently dedicated an entire mini-journal to "The Benefits of Breakfast." Let's see if...