Posts Categorized: Nutrition

8 Ways to Sack Extra Calories on Super Bowl Sunday

Most people associate Super Bowl Sunday with an infinite buffet of chili, Buffalo wings, loaded nachos, brewskis to wash it down–and lots, lots more. Except Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of food consumption in the US. The average viewer grazes about 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat during the big… Read more »

FDA Takes Aim at Antibiotics in Agricultural Industry

The US agricultural industry has routinely fed antibiotics to livestock and poultry for more than 50 years. In fact, while medical use of antibiotics accounts for approximately 20 percent of global sales, the agricultural industry buys the other 80 percent as a way to promote weight gain and prevent disease in livestock and poultry. Such… Read more »

Happy Red Apple Day!

An apple a day keeps hunger at bay, especially on Red Apple Day. This convenient, affordable, nutritious staple is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. One medium piece of this fruit (three inches in diameter) has about 95 calories and almost no fat or sodium. The flesh contains soluble fiber, which slows digestion,… Read more »

About that Halloween Letter

A woman in Fargo, ND, denied candy to certain children yesterday. Instead, she gave them a Halloween letter for their parents. The letter read, in part: “Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. “My hope is that… Read more »

Vegetarian Month: Got Beans?

Beans, peas and lentils are all legumes–a type of vegetable that are great alternatives to meat. Legumes are high in protein, folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. Since they are also high in fiber (soluble and insoluble), legumes aid digestion and lower cholesterol. Eating legumes at least four times a week reduces the risk for heart… Read more »

Vegetarian Month: Whole Grains Satisfy!

It’s World Vegetarian Month—something we can’t celebrate without talking about the benefits of whole grains. Whole grains are powerhouses of vegetarian nutrition. They offer protein, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, antioxidants, and trace minerals like iron, zinc, copper and magnesium. Studies link whole grain consumption with decreased risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity…. Read more »

Vegetarian Month: Add Color and Taste to Your Plate

This is World Vegetarian Month, something everyone can celebrate. A vegetarian diet emphasizes plant-based foods and excludes animal products to different degrees: Lacto-ovo vegetarians avoid meat, poultry and fish. Lacto vegetarians avoid meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Ovo vegetarians avoid animal products except eggs and honey. Vegans avoid all animal products, including honey. Get the… Read more »

FDA Examines Arsenic in Rice

There are about 2.6 to 7.2 micrograms of arsenic in rice products per serving, according to recently released FDA analysis. The agency examined about 1,100 new samples of rice and rice products to understand and manage possible arsenic-related risks associated with the US food supply. While the findings indicates that levels of arsenic in rice… Read more »

IV Vitamin Therapy Is Bogus

So-called “IV vitamin therapy,” one of the latest celebrity health fads, has little scientific evidence to support its use and benefits. For patients with medical conditions that keep them from absorbing vitamins properly during regular digestion, IV (intravenous) vitamin therapy is necessary and life-saving. But for healthy people, the risks outweigh any benefit. IV vitamin… Read more »