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Reading List: Sugar and High Blood Pressure, Relaxation Drinks & Test Your Calorie Knowledge!

by in Food News, July 9, 2010

sugar

In this week’s nutrition news: Sleepless nights linked to weight gain, USDA is pro-soda tax and the new buzz about relaxation drinks.
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5 Things To Know About New Dietary Guidelines

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, July 8, 2010

colorful produce

More plants. More whole grains. Less meat.  The USDA’s 2010 update to its nutrition guidelines recommends a diet that sounds like it’s straight out of a Michael Pollan essay, but how do they affect you? Well, the guidelines, which are updated every five years, provide nutrition advice and advocate a diet that will reduce the nation’s risks for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The recommendations are also used as a standard in federal programs, like U.S. school breakfasts and lunches.  Here are 5 things you  need to know about the new guidelines.

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Reading List: Dirty Airplane Food, Rising Obesity Rates, and Popular Cereals Recalled

by in Food News, July 2, 2010

salt

In this week’s nutrition news: Adult obesity rates on the rise, 90 percent of Americans eat too much salt and CPSI asks the government to ban food dyes.

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Artificial Food Coloring: Good or Bad?

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, June 30, 2010

sour gummies

Sure, artificial food colorings make foods look brighter and more appealing, but at what cost? Consumer watchdog CSPI says food dyes can cause everything from hyperactivity and allergic reactions to cancer, and is calling for the government to ban three of the most common dyes. Here’s our take on the rainbow-colored additives.

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Reading List: Beef Recall Alert, Bio-Alfalfa Ban Lifted and Happy Meals Without Toys

by in Food News, June 25, 2010

mcdonalds fries

In this week’s nutrition news: Exploring the link between depression and obesity, Ohio passes law to combat childhood obesity and CSPI threatens to sue the golden arches over Happy Meal toys.

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Reading List: Shed Pounds for a Better Sex Life, Low-Sodium Soups and Fat-Fighting Dietary Guidelines

by in Food News, June 18, 2010

brown rice

In this week’s nutrition news: Brown rice helps prevent diabetes, getting Dad in the kitchen and what you need to know about the 2010 dietary guidelines.

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Reading List: Obesity and Asthma Linked, Protein Shake Warning and Get Paid To Shed Pounds

by in Food News, June 4, 2010

milk

In this week’s nutrition news: Grass-fed milk is better for your heart, get paid to lose weight and why you shouldn’t eat everything you see on TV.

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Reading List: Spices Cut Cancer Risk, Chefs Adopt A School and Healthy Video Games

by in Food News, May 28, 2010

spices

In this week’s nutrition news: Overseas food suppliers to receive food safety training, anti-obesity video games and slathering spices on your meat can help reduce cancer risk.

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Reading List: Red Meat Gets The Green Light, Chemicals in Canned Foods and Fast Food Facts

by in Food News, May 21, 2010
Grilled Steak
Steak lovers, rejoice: Red meat may not deserve a bad wrap.

In this week’s nutrition news: Trendy dark-colored foods are taking over menus, added fiber in General Mills products and don’t be afraid to eat that juicy steak or burger.

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Reading List: Candy Tax in Washington, Misleading Food Allergies Info and Rachel Ray’s Food Fight

by in Food News, May 14, 2010

chocolate bar

In this week’s nutrition news: Check Twitter and Facebook before your next visit to the farmers’ market, food allergy testing to be standardized and meet the White House pastry chef.

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