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Nutrition

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Top Nutrition Articles

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  • Environmental Nutrition: Lifting the lid on coffee shop drinks

    Environmental Nutrition: Lifting the lid on coffee shop drinks
    Environmental Nutrition Long gone are the days when your only decision to make when ordering coffee was "cream or sugar." Now you need to think about what type of milk (whole, low-fat, skim, soy or almond), cream (whipped or plain) and even temperature...
  • 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...
  • Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

    Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat. The hard science is aimed at developing new varieties of wheat at a time when the gluten-free industry is worth nearly a billion dollars a year...
  • Environmental Nutrition: 10 whole grain myths busted

    Environmental Nutrition: 10 whole grain myths busted
    At first glance, whole grains, such as whole wheat, barley, quinoa and brown rice, may not seem like a controversial topic, but misconceptions and half-truths abound, creating barriers to meeting the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume at...
  • 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...
  • A new prescription for health

    What if your doctor gave you a prescription that would help you lose weight, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and reduce the risk of several forms of cancer? Even better, the side effects are all beneficial: increased energy, productivity, and...
  • Good nutrition doesn't have to be difficult, experts say

    March may be National Nutrition Month, but experts say that good nutrition should be practiced year-round because it improves the body's overall performance. Eating better doesn't have to be hard. There are simple ways to begin to eat a more nutrient rich...