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Nutrition

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Top Nutrition Articles

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  • Chew on this: Snacking can be healthy

    Snacks are important for kids and adults to help manage hunger and improve nutrition. We should try to eat something every 3-4 hours so typically a mid-morning and/or afternoon snack is necessary because of the wide span of time between meals.  Snacks...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: Limit processed foods with simple swaps

    You've probably heard that you should limit processed foods in your diet, but might be wondering exactly what those foods are--and how to cut back on them. Many packaged foods are full of ingredients you can't pronounce and are loaded with sodium, sugar...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nutritionist brings gourmet cooking classes to Elawa Farm

    Nutritionist brings gourmet cooking classes to Elawa Farm
    Healthy eating and gourmet cuisine don't always go hand in hand. But dietitian and nutritionist Carol D'Anca thinks they should, which is why she takes her clients into the kitchen and teaches them how to prepare nutrient-dense food that tastes like it...
  • 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...
  • What you can do to prevent weight gain in your pet

    What you can do to prevent weight gain in your pet
    Q:We have lots of fat cats in our extended family. We’d really like to keep our new kitten from becoming jumbo-sized as she gets older. Any tips? A: Pets gain weight for the same reasons we do — too much (and the wrong kinds) of food and too...
  • Testing finds many herbal supplements don't contain what the label says; fillers, not herbs

    Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb....
  • EatingWell: Changes in diet can help lower your blood pressure

    What you eat can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. And it's not just about shaving sodium from your plate. The following tricks can help bring your numbers down naturally. PILE ON THE PRODUCE Foods like potatoes, beans and bananas are...