Lentils will help you run faster: Communicating food benefits gets kids to eat healthier

Communicating food benefits to children that they can relate to may get them to eat healthier. That’s according to a study published today in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior by Washington State University and Florida State University scientists. The researchers found affirming statements like ‘eat your lentils if you want to grow bigger and run faster’ were more […]

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Train your brain to eat less sugar

More than half of American adults consume excess added sugars, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Major dietary guidelines recommend limiting foods high in added sugars. A recent study led by Evan Forman, Ph.D., a psychology professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its […]

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Does Your Family Eat Out a Lot? Watch Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 — You know that too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, but you might not realize how easily eating out could put you and your kids at risk. Many entrees at leading restaurants and fast food places contain almost a full day’s allotment of salt, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Eczema diet tips: Foods to eat and avoid

While no cure exists, over-the-counter creams and medications that can help to reduce inflammation are available. Sometimes, a doctor may recommend avoiding foods known to make eczema worse. Some foods may trigger the release of T cells that cause inflammation, as well as immunoglobulin-E or IgE, which is an antibody that the body produces in response to a threat. Foods […]

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Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

Researchers and public health organizations have long hailed the benefits of eating fiber, but how much fiber should we consume, exactly? This question has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to commission a new study. The results appear in the journal The Lancet. The new research aimed to help develop new guidelines for dietary fiber consumption, as well as reveal […]

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Want to Eat Healthier? Avoid Stores With Snacks at Checkout

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 — Getting rid of candy and chips at the supermarket checkout could lead to a dramatic reduction in junk food consumption, researchers say. “Changing what food is displayed at checkouts seems to have an impact on what customers buy. It could also have an impact on what they eat, but we can’t be sure about that,” […]

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Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Outbreak, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — Cross one ingredient off your Thanksgiving dinner menu: romaine lettuce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with health officials from various states are asking American consumers to avoid the leafy green due to an outbreak of dangerous E. coli illness. “At this time, the FDA […]

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From rye crackers and CHOCOLATE: 17 stress-relieving desk snacks

Beat stress at your desk with CHOCOLATE: Food author reveals her 17 anxiety-relieving snacks to eat at your desk Charlotte Watts, co-author of Good Mood Food, is a nutritionist in London She lists 17 foods that you can eat at your desk to relieve stress on Healthista¬† Dark chocolate and mango can fight afternoon sugar cravings healthily Stress relief from […]

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