nutrition

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USDA Report: Americans Are Eating Healthier

According to the report, “Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010,” more adults are checking out the Nutrition Facts Panel on most food packages.

10/06/2014

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Fruits And Vegetables Extend Life Expectancy

Here is a great argument for eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

08/06/2014

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Nutrition Specialist: Let Food Be Your Pharmacy

A popular claim in vitamins, foods and drinks is they have antioxidants in them, and that’s a health benefit, but a nutrition specialist says we’re in danger of too much of a good thing.

04/05/2014

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Study: Attending Pre-Kindergarten May Lead To Healthier Adult Life

Researchers suspect that the stability of five years of pre-K may have shielded the children against stress and health risks of growing up poor.

04/01/2014

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Lose It! App

The Lose It! app sets a daily calorie budget to help you meet your weight loss goals, while tracking your steps and weekly intake.

01/22/2014

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Study: Restaurant Meals Still High In Calories, Lacking In Nutrition

New research out of Philadelphia shows that a meal at a sit-down restaurant may be just as bad — or worse — for your health than eating fast food.

01/14/2014

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‘Traffic Light’ Food Labeling Leads To Healthier Choices

Labeling choices by color, researchers found there was a 12% increase in the purchase of “green” or healthy foods and a 20% decrease in the purchase of “red” or unhealthy foods.

01/13/2014

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US Paying The Price For Obesity

The estimated annual cost of obesity is $147 billion but the price on our overall health is even greater.

11/26/2013

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Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker App

With a database of over 3 million foods, the Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker app makes it easy to keep track of what you take in.

11/20/2013

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Questionable Benefits Of Vitamin D

We have heard it many times before: vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis. But a new study suggests this might not be true.

10/14/2013

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

In many people who do not drink alcohol or drink very little there is a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

08/12/2013

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Public Advocacy Group Reveals ‘Worst Restaurant Meal In America’

Long John Silver’s “Big Catch” took the dubious honor, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

07/02/2013

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Study: Fast Food Nutrition Has Improved Only Marginally

Think fast food has gotten healthier? You might want to put down those coconut oil-fried, sea salt-coated french fries and think again.

05/15/2013

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Environmental Group Releases Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Of Fruits And Vegetables

The list, which highlights the 12 fruits and vegetables that are most contaminated by pesticides, included an additional “Plus” category for the second year in a row.

05/08/2013

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Health: How Healthy Are Fast Food Kids’ Meals?

A consumer watchdog organization that reviewed thousands of meals for children says 97 percent of kids’ meals didn’t meet nutritional standards from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

03/28/2013

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