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Healthy Foods Aren't Necessarily Healthy for Everyone

Researchers say it could change the way we think about dieting

(Newser) - Like many people, one middle-age woman in an Israeli study just couldn't seem to find a diet that worked. The problem: The seemingly healthy tomatoes she was eating multiple times per week were actually causing her blood sugar levels to spike. The New Zealand Herald reports the researchers from... More »

Study Reveals Way to Get Kids to Eat Veggies

What they're paired with makes a big difference

(Newser) - Researchers from Texas A&M may have found an easier way to get kids to eat their vegetables than trying to convince them Spider-Man actually got his powers from green beans: Just pair veggies with other foods they don't like that much. The Washington Post reports nine out of... More »

This Now Exists: Fat-Infused Water

In southern California, bottled water mixed with coconut oil goes for $3.95

(Newser) - Remember that guy who started the Bulletproof Coffee fad , where people add butter and oil to their cups of joe in the hopes of losing weight? Well he's at it again, this time with what the Silicon Valley techie calls "a disruptive technology for beverages," reports the... More »

This Common Advice About Breakfast May Be Bogus

Science doesn't support the idea that skipping it leads to weight gain, writes blogger

(Newser) - It is by now a well-worn piece of nutritional advice: Skip breakfast and you'll end up gaining weight in the long run. In fact, you'll even find that nugget in the official US Dietary Guidelines. The only problem is that science doesn't support the assertion, writes Peter... More »

Yogurt May Not Be Great for You After All

Study in Spain finds no health benefits

(Newser) - Those who eat lots of yogurt because they think it's a health food might have to reassess things: A study out of Spain suggests that yogurt provides virtually no health benefits, reports Medical News Today . Researchers followed more than 4,000 people for an average of three and a... More »

Coke, a Healthy Drink? Experts Working With Coke Say Yes

Dieticians promote drink in online blitz last month

(Newser) - Coca-Cola may be fun to drink, but is it healthy? Despite warnings linking sugary drinks to illness , several nutrition and fitness experts suggested last month that it's OK to down a mini-can of Coke or other soda. These experts also work with and may be paid by Coca-Cola, the... More »

Pizza Is Tearing Our Country and Politics Apart

And GOP is the pizza party, lobbying against a nutritional 'nanny state': Paul Krugman

(Newser) - "Pepperoni Turns Partisan" is the name of Paul Krugman's opinion piece in today's New York Times , and that headline leads straight into the point of his article: that the nutrition wars are heating up, and the GOP is the party of "Big Food." To frame... More »

How Recess Can Make Kids Eat More Veggies

Just let them play before lunch

(Newser) - Researchers have come up with a way to get kids to chow down on 54% more fruits and vegetables, and it's remarkably straightforward: Just have them go out for recess before lunch rather than afterward. Researchers studied 2,500 elementary-schoolers in Utah receiving fruits and veggies at lunch as... More »

10 Healthiest Restaurant Chains

Au Bon Pain, Rubio's tie for No. 1 in new survey

(Newser) - A newly launched website called Grellin has crunched nutritional data from the menus of chain restaurants across the US to name the healthiest. Here are the top 10, with the number, or "Grellin grade," reflecting the proportion of meals that quality as "healthy," explains LiveScience :
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Why One Woman Lived on Dog Food for 6 Days

Anne Kadet realized her dog's food would mesh with her Paleo diet

(Newser) - Paleo dieter Anne Kadet was getting tired of the high prices of meat and produce, so she found another source of nutrients—one that certainly wasn't made with her in mind. "I couldn’t help notice that my dog’s high-end kibble—like my paleo diet—is high... More »

Next Big Superfood: Kelp?

Advocates like how it helps the body and the planet

(Newser) - Everyone's always on the hunt for the next superfood, and both Grist and Scientific American have articles making the case for ... seaweed. Or more specifically, kelp. One big reason: It's not only good for the body, it's good for the planet. Kelp is packed with vitamins, calcium,... More »

What's Really in Budweiser? Company Spills the Beans

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post ingredients in response to blogger

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors have both posted ingredients to some of their beers online, in a lightning-fast response to a petition from blogger Vani "Food Babe" Hari. In a post Wednesday, Hari noted that brewers aren't required to list their ingredients, and that the government has approved everything from... More »

Soylent Too 'Joyless' to Revolutionize Food

Farhad Manjoo not a fan, though the dietary drink has its supporters

(Newser) - The makers of Soylent say their product takes the stress out of trying to eat well by simplifying the process: Just drink the stuff, get all the nutrients you need, and skip actual food entirely. Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times gave it a shot but found it to... More »

Hey Celebs, Stop Hawking Junk Food to Black Teens

Anna Lappe: Targeted advertising is taking a toll on health

(Newser) - That lots of US teens are obese and suffering from diet-related diseases is old news, but maybe less well-known is that the problem is notably worse among black and Hispanic youths than their white peers, writes Anna Lappe at al-Jazeera America . And you know what's not helping? "Marketing... More »

Schools: Healthy Lunch Rules Go Too Far

Teens see Michelle Obama as culprit

(Newser) - Schools are struggling to adhere to new government rules on healthy lunches, and school officials are asking Washington to step back. "The regulations are so prescriptive, so it's difficult to manage not only the nutrition side of your businesses but the business side of your business," a... More »

5 Servings of Fruit, Veggies Don't Cut It

Study: 7 servings is optimal in terms of dropping death risk

(Newser) - Even if you're a proud consumer of five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, you're not getting enough, an extensive British study suggests. And steer clear of the canned stuff. University College London researchers reviewed the diets of 65,000 people; they found that those who ate more... More »

Welcome Back, Butter, We Missed You

Our misguided fat-is-evil thinking is finally going away: Mark Bittman

(Newser) - Go ahead, spread butter on your toast without guilt. And don't be so obsessed about removing every last bit of fat from that pork chop. At long last, the nation's misguided notion that all fat is evil is losing its credibility, writes Mark Bittman in the New York ... More »

What Makes Dark Chocolate Healthy?

The bacteria inside us love it: researchers

(Newser) - You've probably heard about the highly convenient health benefits of dark chocolate . As io9 points out, the stuff is good for your heart, your brain, and even your teeth. But just why is it so healthy? Researchers are explaining that the healthy bacteria in our digestive systems love dark... More »

Big Changes Coming to Food Labels

FDA proposing calories per package and adjusted serving size

(Newser) - You may no longer have to squint at nutrition labels to see the calories you're consuming. For the first time in more than 20 years, the FDA is proposing big changes to packaged food and drink labels, requiring calories and more realistic portion sizes to be in large, bold... More »

GMO-Free Cheerios Have Fewer Vitamins

Same with Grape Nuts, says Food Navigator

(Newser) - The makers of Cheerios and Grape Nuts hope to win over health-conscious consumers by ditching genetically modified ingredients in their cereals. The problem is that Food Navigator read the fine print on the new boxes and found that each has fewer vitamins. With Cheerios, for instance, the cereal went from... More »

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