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Making Sense of Nutrition Research

Publicity about the recently released results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) on lowfat diets is a good example of the confusion the media causes when headlines seem to contradict earlier research results and common sense.

Two Calorie-Cutting Strategies Pass the Test

When people manage to cut calories substantially at one meal, often they offset that reduction by overeating later that day or the next day. But now, new research at Pennsylvania State University has identified two strategies you can use to significantly lower your calorie intake for two days without feeling hungry.

Do Diet Meals Help?

The frozen food section of the grocery store contains foods ranging from pizza and snack foods to traditional meat-loaf-and-mashed-potato dinners to meals targeted at people with health concerns including weight loss, heart health and vegetarian eating.

Why Olive Oil is Part of Mediterranean Health

It’s no surprise that the Mediterranean diet is linked to good health. Small reliance on meat and scant use of butter limit the saturated fat that raises blood cholesterol and promotes development of other health conditions.

Children and Milk

Some people seem to interpret the results of a new study incorrectly by suggesting that milk drinking drives the problem of overweight among American children. A closer look at the results affirms a weight-control message long-given to adults.

How Much Do We Know About Antioxidants?

It’s common knowledge that antioxidants protect us from dangerous substances called free radicals that can create damage leading to many chronic diseases. The various kinds of antioxidants are now believed to work in different parts of the body.

A Marriage Made in Health Heaven

Tomatoes and broccoli are one of today’s hot couples in the diet and nutrition world. This broccoli-tomato salad is a nice winter vegetable, pleasing to the eye and good for the body.

The Soft Drink Explosion Among Kids

The consumption of soft drinks by American youth is increasing. National dietary surveys show that carbonated soft drink consumption more than doubled in youths aged 6 to 17.

Trans Fat on the Label

In January 2006, food companies will be legally required to list how much trans fat is in their products. But many companies are starting early. In fact, besides listing trans fat content, some companies are revising products so that the contents are more acceptable to concerned consumers.

Americans Eat Too Few Omega-3 Fats

many Americans have cut back on fat, two kinds of fat remain out of balance in the typical diet. There is too much of omega-6 fats and too little of omega-3 fats. See how you can get the right balance.

The Best Way to Get Antioxidants

Nutrition researchers continue to discover how antioxidants protect our health. These substances stop, and sometimes even repair, damage to cells that can occur from highly reactive molecules.

Whole Grains Grow in Importance

Whole grains have captured the attention of Americans like never before. One reason may be because a few popular weight loss diets direct dieters to replace refined grain products with whole-grain ones.

The Egg’s Image Gets A Boost

Eggs have been fighting an uphill battle for years against their image as cholesterol bombs. But in recent years, several studies have shown that egg consumption does not necessarily raise blood cholesterol or increase risk of heart disease. Includes recipe for Spinach and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche.

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