User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Consumption :: Nutrition
Last updated: May 26 2017 21:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Five myths about beer 26.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Confused about what a “craft” beer is?
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Put a rock on your plate to discourage overeating 26.5.2017 TreeHugger
These wacky 'tableware' stones are meant to trick diners into thinking there's more food on their plates than there actually is.
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Advice from a travel doctor: Plan ahead, pack your own utensils and don’t get drunk 24.5.2017 Washington Post
Advice from a travel doctor: Plan ahead, pack your own utensils and don’t get drunk
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Trump's food stamp cuts faces hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost....
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In some rural counties, hunger is rising, but food donations aren't 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Pantries in southwest Virginia -- where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing -- will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
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Alcoholic drinks are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Just one glass of wine or another drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise reduces it, according to an expansive report.
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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't 23.5.2017 NPR News
Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
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Pediatricians to parents: Stop feeding your kid juice 23.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it.

If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some water.

Sure, juice has some things going for it....

Pediatricians take aim at juice: It 'has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children' 23.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should not drink it.
Pediatricians advise no fruit juice until kids are 1 22.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Older kids should limit the amount of juice they drink too. Whole fruit is better than juice because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn't.
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Health briefs: Support group offers weekly meetings 22.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a fellowship of persons who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays upstairs at 437 Oak Street. For more information, call 970-846-5061 or visit acawso.org . Program for mothers now using eWIC card The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children has switched from paper checks to a debit-style eWIC card. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant women, mothers and children who qualify. Allocations for WIC-approved foods are added to participants’ eWIC cards. The card eliminates confusion and check out time in the grocery store. Research has found WIC increases duration of pregnancies and reduces infant mortality and low birthweight and helps prevent nutrition deficiencies in children. Woman and children in WIC also are more likely to receive prenatal care and/or have a regular ...
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Healthy eating: Healthy take on hummus 21.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot

Red lentil hummus

1 cup dried red lentils

2 garlic cloves, peeled

Peel from 1/2 lemon

Juice from 1 lemon

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons tahini paste

Salt to taste

Carrots, celery and Persian cucumbers, for dipping

In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine the lentils, garlic cloves and peel from 1/2 lemon. Add water, and cook according to the lentil package instructions. Remove the lemon peel and discard. To a blender or food processor, add the olive oil, drained lentils and softened garlic cloves, tahini paste, juice from 1 lemon and a few pinches of salt. Pulse until very smooth. Give it a taste, and adjust the salt according to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a teaspoon or two of olive oil, and serve with vegetables. Yields four to six servings.

Recipe submitted by Stephanie Finegan

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How America ruined breakfast 21.5.2017 Washington Post
Virtually all boxed cereals have a sugar problem, and it’s not just the sweetener.
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People love probiotics, but do they really help? 20.5.2017 Washington Post
People love probiotics, but do they really help?
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Eat more seafood for your health, right? Actually, it’s not that simple. 20.5.2017 Washington Post
Eat more seafood for your health, right? Actually, it’s not that simple.
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Liz Davis walked off 200 pounds, healed her spirit — and inspired a movement 19.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

As Liz Davis’ body changed, her consciousness did, too, and she realized she wanted to help other people understand that simple and inexpensive changes could lay the groundwork for permanent health improvements.
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Facts you never knew about vitamins 18.5.2017 TreeHugger
From the history of their discovery to their connection with processed foods, an episode from Gastropod reveals how these micronutrients have changed our relationship with food.
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'What the Health' explores how corruption and collusion are keeping Americans sick 17.5.2017 TreeHugger
This is the latest mind-bending film from the makers of 'Cowspiracy,' and the subject is no less controversial this time round.
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Experts measure food waste not in dollars or tons, but by the toll it takes on Americans' health 17.5.2017 LA Times: Science
Not only do Americans waste a lot of food, they throw away a mind-boggling amount of crucial nutrients, a new study shows.
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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled 16.5.2017 NPR News
In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before.
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