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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 10, 2014

In this week’s news: Bean buffs have reason to rejoice; “plant-based protein” shapes up to be the other white meat; and vitamin D is back in the spotlight (make that the sunlight). Bring On the Three-Bean Salad Just one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils appears to reduce “bad” cholesterol, a review ofRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 3, 2014

In this week’s news: Vegetables save lives (seven-a-day is the new five-a-day); baseball stadiums cater to the Whole Foods set; and scientists keep putting monkeys on wacky diets. For a Longer Life, Pass the Salad Tongs Given all the nutrition studies out there, you might think researchers have tested every hypothetical in the book. TurnsRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Google lets us compare apples to oranges (nutrition-wise); “real food” wins the latest diet smackdown; and Bittman says butter is back. Virtual Food Fights Google’s new-ish nutrition comparison tool got a soak in the spotlight this week. The idea’s rather nifty: Type “compare” followed by, oh, “bacon and kale,” and letRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 20, 2014

In this week’s news: Doctors embrace the food-as-medicine concept; chocolate is awesome for a whole new reason; and saturated fat (slowly) comes back into the fold. Get Me a Spatula, Stat! Last weekend,the Napa Valley branch of the Culinary Institute of America hosted hundreds of physicians for a medical meeting involving kitchen aprons, not labRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 13, 2014

In this week’s news: time-warping with sprouted grains and hemp brownies; tracking down the four-leaf clover of kale; and betting the farm on farm-to-table real estate. Sprouted Grains Hit the Big Time Boomers might cop an eye roll when they hear of restaurant chain Panera Bread’s new launch. Come May, the Saint Louis-based company plansRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 7, 2014

In this week’s news: The World Health Organization doesn’t sugarcoat its advice; fruits and vegetables feel the love (even in school cafeterias); and food labels get ready for their makeover. No More Sweet Talk Studies have associated sugar with everything from headaches to heart disease, and yet most of us still get 18% of ourRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, February 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Michelle Obama stumps for kale and more, while the dairy industry shelves its Got Milk campaign; obesity rates for young kids nosedive; and researchers show why Tetris might be good for your waistline. Kale in the Green Room Kale — the nation’s perpetually trendy produce item — took its vegetal celebrityRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, February 20, 2014

In this week’s news: California takes a hard stance on soft drinks; marketers realize there’s more bread to be made in the gluten-free aisle; and an amino acid in spinach gets the spotlight. California to Bust Soda’s Bubble? Along with several medical experts, a California state senator proposed adding a warning label to the packagingRead more