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Health care journalists must strive for high standards

2014-01-30 21:02

The public is often hit with contradictory nutrition messages in the media which are confusing. There appears to be a growing interest among the public to tune into the latest health care news. Information about nutrition and other health care issues has become more accessible than ever for the general public due to the internet. However, there are sometimes reports that run into conflict with each other, resulting in confusion for the public.

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5 Hot Drinks that Pack a Nutritional Punch Recommended by Consumer Reports

2014-01-17 13:06

The winter days are long and dreary and your immune system is constantly challenged with a bombardment of cold viruses from family, friends and a nose-sniveling public. While drinking any beverage will not guarantee 100% protection against a cold, several can provide relief and a nutritional punch that will help keep you healthier.

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Our kids are targets for marketing of junk food in school

2014-01-15 09:51

Our kids are considered valuable marketing targets by food companies which often push nutritionally poor products. Families who are aware of the vital importance of good nutrition for their kids would like to be the primary influence on their eating habits. However, with the aggressive marketing campaigns by food companies aimed at kids in our schools it appears our families have competition for how they will ultimately influence what our kids wants to eat.

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Is disclosure of the nutritional value of our meals making us healthier?

2013-12-06 22:04

During the past 2 decades there has been an increase in obesity in the U.S. In response to this trend it is now required that food chains with at least 20 locations to list nutritional content on their menus. But is this helping us makes better choices?

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Alternatives to Thanksgiving Turkey when Potential Shortage is Announced

2013-11-17 21:20

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 90 percent of Americans have plans to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, however, Butterball - the US’s top maker of Thanksgiving turkeys – has announced a potential shortage of birds, which could force families to make other plans.

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 90 percent of Americans have plans to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, however, Butterball - the US’s top maker of Thanksgiving turkeys – has announced a potential shortage of birds, which could force families to make other plans.

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Some olive oils are fake, how to pick the real one

2013-11-14 08:33

Believe it or not some olive oil is actually fake. Be careful and watch what oil you are buying from a grocery store.

You are probably already aware of the health benefits of olive oil and maybe have started using it in place of other oils in your meals. But are you buying what you think you are buying? Is your olive oil really an imposter?

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Artificial sweeteners are non-nutritive and not as healthy as thought

2013-11-13 10:51

People concerned about weight control and associated chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease have generally welcomed the use of non-nutritive sweeteners to replace sugar. These sweeteners taste very good and are helpful for keeping your daily caloric intake down. However, concerns have been raised about the possible negative effects on your health from consuming too much of these non-nutritive sweeteners.

People concerned about weight control and associated chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease have generally welcomed the use of non-nutritive sweeteners to replace sugar. These sweeteners taste very good and are helpful for keeping your daily caloric intake down. However, concerns have been raised about the possible negative effects on your health from consuming too much of these non-nutritive sweeteners.

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