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Nutrition

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  • Family Meals Matter: Get bone-building nutrients from well-balanced diet

    Family Meals Matter: Get bone-building nutrients from well-balanced diet
    Did you know that according to Health.gov, more than half of women ages 60 to 69 have low bone mass, and about half of women age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis? The most critical nutrients for healthy bone are calcium, vitamin D, and...
  • Should you take probiotics?

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Probiotics are "good" bacteria touted to help maintain digestive health and boost the immune system. You can take them in a dietary supplement or get them from food sources, such as yogurt. But should you? "They can be...
  • EatingWell: Do artificial sweeteners make you hungrier?

    Q: Do artificial sweeteners make you hungrier? --E. Berliet, Lyon, France A: I'd hope not, since lots of people use artificial sweeteners to control calories. But the research on the topic isn't so straightforward. In fact, the effect of these sweeteners...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Don't fear these exotic fruits

    Environmental Nutrition Fruits come in all shapes, sizes, colors, flavors and textures. While there are so many fruits you may be able to grow in your own backyard, such as apples, strawberries and grapes, more exotic varieties are becoming...
  • Rare Yiddish cookbook from '30s gets new life in English translation

     Rare Yiddish cookbook from '30s gets new life in English translation
    Fania Lewando, like so many millions of Europe's Jews, did not survive World War II. But death has not proven to be the end to her story. A cookbook Lewando wrote in 1938 while operating a popular vegetarian restaurant in Vilna, a Lithuanian city then...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Say 'yes' to canned foods

    Environmental Nutrition: Say 'yes' to canned foods
    Environmental Nutrition Canned foods -- fruits, vegetables and beans -- are the ultimate convenience foods; they're nutritious, available year-round and economical. Yet, surveys show they are misunderstood and not considered healthful choices....
  • Environmental Nutrition: A is for Asparagus

    Environmental Nutrition: A is for Asparagus
    Environmental Nutrition The folklore. A harbinger of spring, the name asparagus (asparagaceae) comes from an old Greek word meaning "stalk or shoot." The plant is a member of the lily family, which originated in the eastern Mediterranean where it still...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Soy myths exposed

    Environmental Nutrition: Soy myths exposed
    Environmental Nutrition Plenty of myths surround soy, from causing breast cancer to feminizing men. But what does the science say? Since 1990, more than 10,000 peer-reviewed studies have been conducted on soy, a food consumed worldwide in many forms over...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Wrap it up

    Environmental Nutrition: Wrap it up
    Environmental Nutrition Tortillas and wraps may seem like a healthy way to enjoy a sandwich. They're thinner than bread, so they must have fewer calories, right? There are plenty of tortillas and wraps that do contain fewer calories than a couple of...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Fight cancer with fiber

    Environmental Nutrition: Fight cancer with fiber
    Environmental Nutrition Fitting fiber into your diet is a cancer-preventive strategy. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer (risk drops 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in fiber). Analysis combining 16 population studies also links...
  • Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

    Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements
    An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found. The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as...