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Fruits and vegetables that are rich in nitrates protect the stomach from damage.
Two more types of freshwater fish in southeastern North Carolina have been found to have elevated levels of mercury. They are yellow perch caught south and east of Interstate highway 85, and black crappie caught south and east of I-95. State public health officials are urging pregnant women and children to avoid eating those fish altogether, and urging others to limit their consumption of those fish to no more than one meal a week.
If you want to feed your child a healthy breakfast cereal avoid the ones that are marketed to the younger set. Even the kid cereals with healthy marketing such as low fat or low sugar aren't as healthy as the ones the parents choose for themselves.
CDC showed little change in the incidence of some foodborne infections after a period of decline.
Researchers decline the myth that 'eight glasses of water a day' will improve health.
People get bombarded on a regular basis about health, diets and wellness, making it hard to choose which path to follow. According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world, "seasonal eating" is an important aspect to maintaining health and wellness, regardless of which diet you choose. This practice, rooted deep in our ancestry, balances the body by reducing illness and increasing energy and well-being.
Brain can respond to the calorie content of food, even in the absence of taste.
Super Food Bowl animation featuring Superfoods' quarterback Tom Blueberry battling it out against Junk Foods running back "Big Mac."
Board of Health voted to require restaurant chains operating in New York City to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards.
Too often new year's resolutions require giving up certain foods, but did you know making sure you don't miss one key meal a day could be the start of healthy habits in 2008? This year make excuses the most difficult thing you "give-up," and try the anti-resolution -- have a healthy breakfast every morning. It's simpler than you think.
Breakfast serves up an opportunity for good nutrition, which is beneficial considering less than 11 percent of Americans are meeting the current USDA daily guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption.
FAO has no reason to believe that organic agriculture can substitute for conventional farming systems in ensuring the world's food security,
The first set of data from Canada's trans fat monitoring program has been posted, and the results are encouraging.
This holiday season, give a gift that not only tastes sweet but fights cavities at the same time -- food products containing xylitol.
Certain spices used in holiday cooking can do more than make meals taste better - they can help us feel better, too.
Many of us make poor food choices when we turn to vending machines or snack bars in search of a quick bite to eat. Now there's a free guide to help busy consumers make better decisions when facing rows of colorful snacks and drinks.
The N.C. Division of Public Health and N.C. Cooperative Extension has announced the release of Eat Smart North Carolina: Snacks and Drinks, available online on the Eat Smart, Move More...NC consumer website at www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com .
For restaurateurs and food service operators, there revised rules, which up to now were being implemented as an educational inspection, are mandatory.
Cascaders are naturally fruit juice sweetened smoothies that contain 8 live active cultures.
A diet rich in fish, omega-3 oils, fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.