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Potato Consumption Leads To Higher Overall Diet Quality
2011-09-27 07:36:27

A frequently expressed concern in the ongoing public health debate is that fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly those that are nutrient dense, are not affordable to the average consumer. Research presented today at the American Dietetic Association's (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) demonstrates that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce department, providing significantly better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. Per...

2011-07-27 06:40:00

ORANGE, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A magnesium deficiency reduces the absorption and metabolism of calcium and prevents the proper amount of calcium being directed toward building stronger bones. According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Director of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org), the effectiveness and benefits of calcium with respect to bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis are greatly...

2011-07-26 07:00:00

MILFORD, Conn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to its many healthier offerings, the SUBWAY® restaurant chain has now added calcium and vitamin D fortified bread to its menu, announced Mark Christiano, the SUBWAY® brand's Global Baking Specialist. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/NY41279 ) Now, each 6-inch serving of bread in the 24,000-plus U.S. restaurants provides 30 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium and...

2011-07-20 09:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research from the "Life...supplemented" Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study, more than nine in 10 nurse practitioners and registered dietitians agree that a major barrier to Americans being healthy is the stress of their daily lives caused by demanding jobs and hectic lifestyles. Luckily, the summer months offer warm weather, opportunities to take vacations and a plethora of recreational activities to help people counter the...

2011-07-19 08:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, getting all the vitamins and minerals needed to help fill the nutritional gaps in adults is even easier with the next generation of BOOST(® )Complete Nutritional Drink. BOOST® now has a new look and an enhanced bottle design, which is grip-friendly, lightweight, and features a no-foil, easy-to-open top. With a delicious new taste, 26 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as 10 grams of protein,...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

The AlgaeCal Bone Health Calculator app is designed to easily monitor an individual's diet and compare the nutritional value of the foods they have eaten with their personal recommended daily intake levels for the bone supporting nutrients; calcium, magnesium, vitamin K and vitamin D. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 AlgaeCal Inc, a leading provider of bone health products and awareness launches a new app that will help prevent osteoporosis by improving your diet. This app assesses and...

2011-06-02 11:19:00

America's Cattle Farmers & Ranchers Eager to Help Consumers Use New Icon to Build Healthier Diets with Lean Beef WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new visual icon released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), called MyPlate, offers simple and actionable steps to build healthier diets. This straightforward visual gets back to the basics, illustrating how to create a healthful plate with a...

2011-04-28 13:56:08

According to new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association Americans may not be getting enough calcium in their diets, according to a new study published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study is unique among those focusing on calcium intake in the US population because both dietary and supplemental sources were evaluated across adult age groups and compared to accompanying patterns in energy intake. "Calcium plays a fundamental...


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