Category: Diet & Nutrition

Dole Urges Americans to Eat More Real Fruits, Veggies

Dole Urges Americans to Eat More Real Fruits, Veggies

Dole Nutrition Institute Joins National Food Day Campaign and the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Urging Americans to “Eat Real” on October 24, 2011. The Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI), a division of Dole Food Company, Inc., announced its support for and participation in Food Day, a national campaign organized by the nonprofit Center for Science in the […]

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10 Reasons Not to Drink Milk

10 Reasons Not to Drink Milk

The following are PETA’s  top 10 reasons not to drink milk (and we wholeheartedly agree): 1) “Moo” is not your first language. Human babies don’t say “goo goo moo moo”, so why treat them like calves? Humans are the only animals who drink breast milk after infancy and the only animals who drink milk from a different species. It makes […]

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Whole Kids Foundation Created by Whole Foods to Combat Childhood Obesity

Whole Kids Foundation Created by Whole Foods to Combat Childhood Obesity

Whole Foods Market announced the Whole Kids Foundation, a charitable organization that will provide children with access to healthy food choices through partnerships with schools, educators and organizations. By supporting schools and inspiring families, the Foundation aims to help children reach optimal health through the strength of a healthy body fueled by nutritious food choices. The Foundation’s first major initiative […]

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USDA’s New MyPlate Icon At Odds With Federal Subsidies for Meat, Dairy

USDA’s New MyPlate Icon At Odds With Federal Subsidies for Meat, Dairy

The new federal MyPlate food icon that recommends Americans fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables is completely at odds with federal agriculture subsidies that promote production of high-fat, high-calorie food products, doctors say. The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) points out that more than 60 percent of agricultural subsidies for domestic food products in recent history […]

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Vegetarian Diets Are More Nutritious Than Animal Food Diets

Vegetarian Diets Are More Nutritious Than Animal Food Diets

Results from a recent study eliminates the common misconception that vegetarian diets are deficient in important nutrients that most people get from animal foods, according to an article in the July issue of Food Nutrition & Science. The study conducted by Eastern Michigan University and published in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, shows that vegetarian diets are nutrient […]

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58% of Americans Prefer Organic Foods

58% of Americans Prefer Organic Foods

When given a choice, American consumers prefer to purchase organic foods, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll. Thomson Reuters and NPR developed the monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions on a wide range of health issues. In the latest survey in the series, 58 percent of Americans say they choose organic over conventionally produced foods when they have […]

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Preventive Medical Center Asks: Got Too Much Milk?

Preventive Medical Center Asks: Got Too Much Milk?

Recent Study Cites Surprising Results about Calcium Intake and Bone Fractures: There may be “too much of a good thing”, at least when it comes to Calcium, reports the Preventive Medical Center of Marin. The British Medical Journal recently published surprising results about calcium intake and the risk of bone fractures. (BMJ 2011;342:d1473.) This long term study of over 60,000 […]

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Skip the Drugs, Nutrition is the Answer for Digestive Problems

Skip the Drugs, Nutrition is the Answer for Digestive Problems

According to a report from Johns Hopkins, there are 30 million visits every year to primary care physicians for digestive complaints, and that number increases significantly when you also include visits to specialists and hospital emergency departments. Unfortunately, doctors are often unable to discover the reason for digestive disorders and instead resort to drugs that only temporarily relieve the symptoms. […]

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Red Is The New Green

Red Is The New Green

Red-hued fruits are rich in antioxidants that can hamper inflammation and can be effective as cancer fighting agents, according to an article in the June issue of Food Nutrition & Science. According to her article, Registered Dietician Donna Fields suggests eating foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, apricots, red peppers, papaya, and especially Caribbean Red papaya. According to […]

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PGA Champion & Sports Nutrition Expert Share Their Pro Snacking Tips

PGA Champion & Sports Nutrition Expert Share Their Pro Snacking Tips

Whether an avid or professional golfer or just aspiring to be one, smart snacking is key to keeping fueled and focused during a round of play. With snacking tips from Almond Board of California in partnership with Titleist Performance Institute nutrition expert Robert Yang and four-time PGA champion Ben Crane, golfers can identify tasty opportunities that will help them reach […]

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