Nutrition

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

Broccoli is a veritable goldmine of nutrition. Here are 10 reasons why broccoli should be an essential part of your diet.

Nervous System
Broccoli contains a high amount of potassium, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system and optimal brain function, as well as...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

There’s a feeling of inevitability in writing about McDonald’s latest offering, their “bowl full of wholesome” — also known as ...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

People who consumed higher amounts of fiber, particularly from grains, had a significantly lower risk of dying over a nine-year period compared to those who consumed lower amounts of fiber, according to a new National Institutes of Health study released online Monday.

Fiber, found in whole...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

New York (CNN) -- Beyond the unhealthy influence that our demand for factory-farmed meat has in the area of food-borne illness and communicable diseases, we could cite many other influences on public health, most obviously the now-widely recognized relationship between the nation's major kill...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

This article Monday reported lots of good news about nutrition in the D.C. area: Montgomery County Public Schools this year lists calorie counts for foods served in its cafeterias. The District of Columbia this past spring adopted tough new school nutrition requirements. And the Healthy, Hunger-F...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

Pasta has had it tough the past decade.

The low-carb craze made it a diet pariah and we stopped eating it (and buying it). Things picked up for the much-maligned noodle last year when the economy tanked - but not because its reputation had been rehabbed - just because it came cheap.

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Monday,Feb 07,2011

This sweetest of substances is one of the most addictive flavors in the world and therefore possibly one of the most dangerous for our children, and certainly ourselves. Sugar is one of those devilish things that can sneak into our sense of craving and desire early in our lives, and for some peop...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what you may already know– Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables.  But you may be surprised by this:  The daily rate of consumption for both has not improved in the last decade, according to th...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

Scientists have finally confirmed what the rest of us have suspected for years: Bacon, cheesecake, and other delicious yet fattening foods may be addictive.

A new study in rats suggests that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain in much the same way as cocaine and heroin. When rats...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

Children who practice healthy lifestyle habits such as eating fruits and vegetables and engaging in physical activity may be negatively impacting their health because they tend to consume large amounts of flavored and sports beverages containing sugar, according to research at The Michael & S...

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