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Nutrition

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eight diet and exercise mistakes that age you

    Eight diet and exercise mistakes that age you
    Eating too much sugar certainly isn’t wise for your waistline, but overindulging in dessert can also add years to your face. “Good nutrition is a fundamental building block of healthy skin,” explains Leslie Baumann, MD, a dermatologist...
  • 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...
  • Tea: A cup of good health?

    Tea, especially green tea, is often said to be good for your health. But if tea is good for you, how good? And why? It turns out that tea contains substances that have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, cancer and other health problems. But...
  • EatingWell: Aim to eat lower on the glycemic index

    By Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., Joyce Hendley, and Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D. All the carbohydrate foods we eat cause a release of glucose into the bloodstream--and a corresponding rise in insulin--but some raise glucose more than others....
  • Mini meals vs. three squares: Which is best?

    It's a popular notion that eating smaller, more frequent meals, such as six small meals a day, is a healthier approach than the traditional three square meals a day. Some people believe eating more frequently may help keep their hunger under better...