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Nutritious Diet In A Fast Food World

Oct 27 2008 - 5:55am
Eating Fast Food

A nutritious diet is not seen as being as important as physical activity when it comes to college students' health and wellness efforts, according to Indiana University researchers, even when the students live in an environment that provides classes, cues and motivation to eat healthily.

"Personal preferences triumph over discipline" when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating, the researchers note.

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Cancer Patients Take Control Through Good Nutrition

Oct 18 2008 - 2:05pm

Cancer and its treatment make it challenging for patients to get the necessary amounts of calories, protein and nutrients they need to help maintain a strong nutritional status. Because of this, patients often lose significant amounts of lean muscle mass and weight because they don't have an appetite, feel nauseous or have a strong aversion to foods. These symptoms can lead to clinical malnutrition, which may be found in 45 to 80 percent of cancer patients, and contribute to a weakened immune system and associated higher risk of infection.

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Developing Nutritional Interventions Against Chronic Inflammatory, Infectious Diseases

Oct 18 2008 - 10:10am

A new company is being created as a spin-off from Virginia Tech research to develop nutritional interventions against chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases. BioTherapeutics Inc. will promote health and well-being through the discovery and development of nutraceuticals -- naturally occurring molecules that can be integrated into nutritional products and functional food ingredients.

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California Legislation Promotes Nutrition And Healthier Options

Oct 13 2008 - 11:04am

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SB 1420 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which makes California the first state in the nation to have its restaurant chains with 20 or more locations statewide post calorie information on menus and indoor menu boards for consumers.

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Top Worst Rated Cereals High In Sugar

Oct 2 2008 - 1:31am

Consumer Reports has evaluated 27 breakfast cereals that are most heavily marketed to children and have rated the top worst for their high sugar content. Two of the top worst rated cereals – Post’s Golden Crisps and Kellogg’s Honey Smacks were more than 50% sugar. Eleven of the tested cereals had more than 12 grams of sugar per serving.

Along with Post Golden Crisps and Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, the lowest rated cereals included:

Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch (Quaker Oats) – 9gm sugar, l gm fiber and 200 mg sodium.

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Choose Healthy Cereal, Some Have More Sugar Than Should

Oct 2 2008 - 1:00am
Cereal Bowl

The Consumer Reports has found that some cereals marketed in USA for children contain more sugar and fewer fiber than they should.

The report comes from Consumers International which looked at sugar and fiber percentages contained in the most popular 27 types of kids' cereals. The report found that some cereals contain more than half of sugar and almost no fiber, which is unacceptable for a mill. Some brands were putting more sugar and sodium into the food marketed to US compared with the food marketed to other countries.

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Pine Bark Extract A Potent Antioxidant

Sep 21 2008 - 1:42pm

Pine bark extract is a potent antioxidant, and may help boost the effects of vitamin C and other antioxidants, UC Berkeley scientists report. This story on an extract of pine bark is written by Robert Sanders in 02.05.98, but since the topic is very actual today, we decided to publish the work today.

An extract of pine bark has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world, according to a new report by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

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USDA Sets Standards for Milk Substitutes in School Meals

Sep 19 2008 - 11:30am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released its final rule on guidelines for which beverages that can be considered a substitute for milk in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. In its standards on milk substitutes in school meals, USDA said other beverages must meet the nutritional value of milk.

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Snack Food Choices: Are “Bad Intentions” Stronger Than “Good Intentions?”

Sep 14 2008 - 1:51am

People who are asked whether they would choose between a “good” snack and a “bad” snack might not follow their intentions when the snacks arrive. In an article in the September/October 2008 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Dutch researchers found that there is a substantial inconsistency between healthful snack choice intentions and actual behavior.

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Back-To-Basics For Smart Nutrition And Fitness

Sep 1 2008 - 10:26am

Eating right and exercising can feel complicated these days - especially if you pay attention to food advertising or visit a brand new fitness center. Many so-called experts would have you believe that staying in shape require tons of fortified foods, sports beverages, expensive supplements, and fancy exercise equipment. In fact, the truth about getting healthy and staying healthy is much easier to swallow - and not nearly as difficult or time-consuming as most people think.

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Childhood dairy intake may improve adolescent bone health

Aug 13 2008 - 9:14am

Dairy is recognized as a key component of a healthy, balanced diet. However, until recently it was unclear how long-term dairy intake contributes to the many aspects of bone health in children, including bone density, bone mineral content, and bone area. A new study soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics investigates the effect of childhood dairy intake on adolescent bone health.

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Top Ten Healthy Vending Snacks

Aug 4 2008 - 11:54am
Top Ten healthy snacks and candy bars

Healthy snacking is an important part of a well-balanced diet. More Americans than ever are depending on snack foods for that extra boost of energy or pick me up between meals. Healthy snack choices can provide the calories and nutrients needed to help balance our diet. Proper nutrition along with exercise and managing stress contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

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NutraCea Launches Nutritious Meat Enhancer

Jun 4 2008 - 8:59am

NutraCea announced the launch of RiBran Isolate, a product targeted to the meat industry for use as a cost-effective, nutritious meat enhancer. The product launch follows the recent USDA approval of the use of SRB in specific meat products, including hot dogs, sausage and course-ground, formed meats, such as burgers and poultry patties.

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Detour Unveils Snack Size Protein Bar

Apr 24 2008 - 10:16am

Nutrition bar company Forward Foods introduces a convenient new snack size version of their top selling Detour Caramel Peanut Bar. The snack size bar is loaded with essential nutrients making it a smart choice for energy seekers living a healthy lifestyle. With seven grams of protein and just 80 calories in each bar, the new Detour snack size Caramel Peanut Bar is a satisfying way to power through the day. And, with only three grams of sugar per bar, it is perfect for the kids' lunch bags or a mid-day treat at the office.

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