Browsing the "Nutrition" Category

Just Like Parents, the Food Baby Eats Hinges on the Growing Economic Divide

November 6th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

The food baby eats, just like adults, hinges on the economic divide and socioeconomic class. And these economic choices may impact their health and eating habits later in life. That’s the finding of a new study out of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Milk Nutrition Claims Debunked in 30 Year Study

October 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

For decades, nothing has been touted as a healthier, more wholesome food than milk. It does a body good, they say. For women especially, milk nutrition benefits include strong bones and the prevention of osteoporosis, a concern for millions of women in the U.S. and billions more worldwide. But according to a new study, milk isn’t the healthy food we think. In fact, it may actually cause the bone loss it’s supposed to prevent, and in this study’s case, it can even lead to early death


5 Best Foods to Prevent Wrinkles

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Food alone can't prevent wrinkles, but a diet rich in certain nutrients can help your skin bounce back from sun- and age-related damage. These five foods are high in wrinkle-preventing vitamins and minerals


7 Ways to Get Your Kids Eating Healthy Food

October 27th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Getting your kids eating healthy can seem daunting, whether you're a new parent or you've got older kids. Here are some simple tips to help encourage your kiddos to eat those veggies!


Are we eating too much protein?

October 22nd, 2014 | by Scott Cooney

A growing body of science seems to indicate that not only is there such a thing as too much protein, but that the health effects are showing up everywhere - from cancer to heart disease to diabetes to obesity and much more


Healthy Eating for Kids: Brussels Sprouts are My Daughter’s Favorite Food (Really!)

October 18th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

How a tragedy helped my daughter develop healthy eating habits early on. When it was discovered at my daughter’s 3-month check-up that she was losing weight because I actually had a very low breast milk supply, I was about as devastated as I’d ever been in my life. “You have to add formula” the doctor insisted. I refused. We hired multiple lactation consultants and tried everything to get my body to make more milk. I was taking so much fenugreek that it sent my hormones into batshit crazy mode. I couldn’t sleep. I was feverish and sweating constantly. Crying all the time. And after six weeks of herbs, breast compressions, round the clock feeding and pumping, it still didn’t give me the boost I needed to properly feed my daughter. Already back at work (home-based), I was completely overwhelmed.


The Rise of Bitter Foods: New Book Explores the Underappreciated Flavor

September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Bitter: it’s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste they’ll “grow to love.” But the truth is, many people don’t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that.



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