Current food labeling leads to under-consumption of calcium, according to this study. Those who were taught how to translate the information consumed more. Researchers believe the same is true for other beneficial nutrients.
If you eat the right grains for breakfast, such as whole-grain barley or rye, the regulation of your blood sugar is facilitated after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was previously not known that certain whole-grain products have this effect all day. This is due to a combination of low GI (glycemic index) and certain type of indigestible carbohydrates that occur in certain grain products.
Drinking more than one soft drink daily ? whether it?s regular or diet ? may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease, Framingham researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Trying to get more fiber in your diet” Munching on cookies or tortillas probably doesn’t come to mind. But a Kansas State University researcher is experimenting with ways to add fiber to the foods we love without changing what we like about our favorite snacks.
Doctor Mom?s admonition, “Don?t peel your apple,” is getting new scientific support from scientists in New York, who are reporting isolation of chemical compounds from apple peel that may be involved in the apple?s beneficial health effects.
The more a 3-year-old watches television, the more he or she consumes sugary drinks, and extra calories, Harvard researchers said today at the American Heart Association?s 47th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.
Cloudy apple juice has four times the concentration of polyphenols (chemicals reported to have anti-cancer activity) than clear. Tasty orange sausages with 60 percent reduced fat and added dietary fiber. Learn about the science behind the perfect espresso.
A collaborative effort between the Arizona Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to understand the influence of diet on recurrence of colorectal adenomas (polyps) a precursor to cancer indicates that a high-fiber diet may be more important for men than women. Although the reason for a sex difference is unknown, researchers suggest that it may be related to hormonal effects or the difference between the sexes in location of polyp formation.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance on what the term “whole grain” may include. The guidance will assist manufacturers with what the FDA considers appropriate for food label statements related to “whole grain” content. Consumers will now be able to make dietary choices based on a term that is consistent and reliable.
Eating a sufficient number of fruits and vegetables just may be the single most effective thing you can do to improve your overall health. The five a day approach to healthy eating may be the single most important strategy you can adopt for a healthier lifestyle.