Tag Archives: Nutrition

  • December 22, 2015

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    Are Avocados Good for You?

    Avocados are high in fiber and rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, among them the antioxidant vitamins C and E; vitamin K, which appears to preserve bone health in older people; potassium, which m

  • December 8, 2015

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    Do Cranberries Offer Health Benefits?

    Cranberry juice is a popular folk remedy for staving off urinary tract infections and the berries contain chemical compounds with potentially powerful antibacterial properties. But clinical trials that have tested cranberry products have yielded mixed results, possibly bec

  • November 17, 2015

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    Dietary Supplements Lead to 20,000 E.R. Visits Yearly

    A large new study by the federal government found that injuries caused by dietary supplements lead to more than 20,000 emergency room visits a year, many involving young adults with cardiovascular problems after taking supplements marketed for weight loss and energy enhanc

  • November 10, 2015

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    How Salad Can Make Us Fat …

    WHEN marketing researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School rigged shopping carts at a major East Coast supermarket with motion-tracking radio-frequency tags, they unwittingly stumbled on a metaphor for our path through the aisles of life.
    Route data from more than 1,000 s

  • October 28, 2015

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    Unexpected Honey Study Shows Woes of Nutrition Research

    Just a few weeks ago, a study was published in the Journal of Nutrition that many reports in the news media said proved that honey was no better than sugar as a sweetener, and that high-fructose corn syrup was no worse.

    This shocked people on all sides of the sweetener debate. It has

  • October 27, 2015

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    The Mediterranean Diet: Is It the Food or the Lifestyle?

    For decades, health authorities have argued that the diet of people living in Mediterranean countries, with its emphasis on olive oil, nuts and fresh produce, is a driving force behind the region’s historically low rates of heart disease.

    But now a team of filmmakers led by a Britis

  • October 13, 2015

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    Q: Is it safe to refreeze thawed foods?

    A: The notion that you cannot refreeze thawed foods “is a myth,” said Tina Hanes, a registered dietitian with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Any raw or cooked food that has been thawed can be refrozen as long as it w

  • October 13, 2015

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    Calcium Doesn’t Improve Bone Density, Analysis Finds

    Calcium, eaten in foods or taken as supplements, has little or no effect on bone density or the risk of fracture in people over 50, according to two large reviews of studies in BMJ.


    One analysis reviewed 59 randomized controlled trials

  • October 8, 2015

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    Health Benefits of Tea? Here’s What the Evidence Says

    After my Upshot column on the potential health benefits of coffee, the No. 1 request I got was to look into the potential benefits — or harms — of tea.

    Unlike coffee, tea does not seem to generate negative perceptions. I know many more people who think that tea is beneficial, much

  • October 8, 2015

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    Canned vs. Fresh Fish?

    Yes, fresh and canned fish have roughly the same nutritional value, according to experts and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. And whether to eat one over the other isn’t an obvious choice, because each has advantages and disadva