Articles in the Diet & Nutrition Category
Regulating the foods and beverages sold outside of federal meal programs at schools may help curb the child obesity epidemic, suggests a U.S. study released Monday.
Researchers found that fifth graders in states with strong “competitive food laws” packed on fewer pounds than did kids in states with no such legislation.
“I definitely see this as encouraging evidence that the laws can have a positive impact,” said Daniel R. Taber of the University of Illinois at Chicago, who worked on the study. “But we need to recognize that it is not going …
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Attention! Attention! All chocolate lovers! A new study has found a way to replace the fat in chocolate with a healthier additive: fruit juice.
Scientists from University of Warwick have found a way to replace up to 50 percent of the fat with fruit juice, by removing much of the cocoa butter and milk fats that go into chocolate. The British scientists substitute those fats with tiny droplets of juice measuring under 30 microns in diameter.
They infused orange and cranberry juice into milk, dark and white chocolate using a method known …
Diet & Nutrition, Family Health »
Honey has long been believed to have numerous important health benefits; past studies have suggested the beeswax product helps in the healing of burns, aids in digestion and weight loss, and is even a good source of energy. And now, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that honey may have another important health benefit: the treatment of nighttime coughing in toddlers.
Based on their study, lead author Herman Avner Cohen and colleagues suggest that a spoonful of honey before bedtime could help little kids with a cough sleep …
Diet & Nutrition, Health Research »
Adding strawberry extract to skin cell cultures can help protect the cells against ultraviolet radiation while also reducing the damage done to DNA, a team of Spanish and Italian researchers claim in a new study.
The study, which was announced on August 3 by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, could lead the way to the formulation of photoprotective cream made from strawberries.
Lead author Maurizio Battino, a researcher at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, and colleagues prepared human skin cell …
Diet & Nutrition »
Our bodies need a certain amount of nutrients on a regular basis to be able to function. In order to supply our bodies with these nutrients we need to eat a balanced diet. Eating well helps us to achieve and maintain body compositions that enable us to do strenuous mental and physical work and remain healthy.
Everybody will have a different calorie intake and it will most likely vary from day to day. But it is essential that we give our bodies what they need to function, so we can keep …