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Talking to the Experts: NASA Dietitian Barbara Rice

by in Food News, May 3, 2011
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What do astronauts really eat? We got the scoop.

There’s more to space food than the freeze-dried ice cream for sale at space museum gift shops. I spoke with NASA dietitian Barbara Rice to find out how astronauts prepare for their missions and what they really eat in space (Hint: that ice cream isn’t even on the menu).

What astronauts really eat »

Diet 101: Dukan Diet

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Food News, April 12, 2011

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Although the Dukan Diet book has been a bestseller for years in France, it’s been rapidly gaining popularity since Kate Middleton reportedly started the diet in order to lose weight for her upcoming royal nuptials to Prince William. Other celebs like model Giselle Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez are also said to have tried the diet to help them shed their post-baby pounds. But should you be following in the footsteps of these high-profile celebs? We’re breaking down the basics (and the risks) of this hot diet.

Get the facts on the Dukan diet »

Healthy Debate: Should You Avoid Food Dyes?

by in Food News, Food Safety, April 7, 2011

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is calling for a ban on several of the most common food dyes, citing studies that suggest they lead to hyperactivity in children. Last week, the FDA held hearings on the topic and concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant a ban.  Here’s the latest on this hot debate.

Get the facts on food dyes »

Low-Fat Foods: Good or Bad?

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 31, 2011

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Low-fat is out and healthy fat is in. Does that mean the era of low-fat cookies is over? Not necessarily. Find out which fats are now recommended and how low-fat foods can fit into a healthy diet.

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Get The Facts: Iodized Salt

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, March 25, 2011

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With all the salt talk going on, we sometimes forget that the type of salt we use matters. In 1924 the government fortified salt with the mineral iodine for our health and well-being. Today, iodized salt  is being examined by the Japanese to possibly help protect against thyroid cancer as a result of recent radiation exposure. Here’s what you need to know about iodized salt.

Frequently-asked questions: Iodized salt

Food News: FDA Bans Japanese Produce and Dairy Imports

by in Food News, March 24, 2011

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The FDA placed a temporary ban on Japanese produce and dairy imports on March 22 to quell growing concerns about possible radiation in food produced near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Find out more about the ban »

Why You Should Care About Genetically-Modified Alfalfa

by in Food News, March 11, 2011

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Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack recently gave commercial alfalfa growers the green light to plant seeds genetically modified to resist the herbicide Roundup. This controversial decision has the food industry fighting, and with good reason. So, why should you care? Find out what’s been going on, and how it could affect organic produce and meats. Then, tell us where you stand on this issue.

Genetically-modified alfalfa: good or bad? »

What’s Really In Your Food?

by in Food News, Food Safety, January 27, 2011

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Taco Bell’s beef claim isn’t the only questionable marketing out there lately. Check out some other surprisingly shameless food claims, and find out what you can do about it.

4 processed food claims, debunked »

Nutrition News: Healthier Food From Walmart

by in Food News, January 21, 2011
Walmart is promising to offer cheaper, healthier foods.

Our readers targeted cost as one of the major obstacles to eating better. Well, a little help may be coming your way. After years of planning and recent discussions with first lady, Michelle Obama, the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart,  is rolling out its 5-year plan to make healthy foods more accessible to consumers. Here’s what the company’s changing, and our take on the new initiative.

Get the facts on Walmart’s new healthy initiative »

Top Picks: Healthy Apps and Web Sites

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, January 3, 2011

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With so many nutrition Web sites and apps popping up, who has time to check them all out? We took a look at the most talked about to help your choose the best one to help you reach your healthy and fitness goals. Here’s what we found.

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