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Snacking On Almonds Helps Body Weight
2013-10-09 07:53:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An estimated 97% of Americans consume at least one snack per day, making snacking nearly universal. A new study led by Purdue University researchers found that individuals who ate 1.5 ounces of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds daily experienced decreased appetite and improved levels of dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated (“good”) fat intake. The findings, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also showed that...

2013-09-09 11:34:46

The diets of people in North America shed almost 1.5 billion pounds of unhealthy saturated and trans fat over the last six years thanks to a new phase in an ongoing agricultural revolution, an expert said here today. In an interview before his keynote address at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Daniel Kittle, Ph.D., cited the development of healthier foods as one part of the role science has played in supporting the growth of civilization...

2013-08-15 20:47:35

Scientists working at the Research Center on Aging at the Health and Social Services Centre — University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) have been studying strategies for protecting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Dysfunction of the RPE is found in retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness of elderly people in developed countries. Findings published today in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology...

2013-06-27 23:24:22

Flavor Your Life discusses the composition of olive oil and how the presence of certain fats can be essential in diets. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 On June 27, Flavor Your Life, a campaign dedicated to promoting olive oil and specific classifications like extra virgin Italian olive oil, reports that olive oil contains specific nutritional benefits, like healthy fats, that can positively affect a diet. Olive oil, which is created from pressing the juice out of the olive, is the only...

Adding Corn Germ, Beef Tallow Does Not Change Quality Of Pork
2013-05-28 13:28:39

American Society of Animal Science A recent paper published in the Journal of Animal Science suggests producers may want to adjust pig diets when including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Some producers believe that feeding pigs saturated fats will undo the fat-softening effects of DDGS. Firmer fat means longer-lasting pork. But researchers from the University of Illinois found that including saturated fats in DDGS diets makes no difference in fat quality. The...

2013-04-22 23:04:36

Flavor Your Life offers commentary on the top reasons why people should consume more extra virgin olive oil. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 On April 22, Flavor Your Life compiles a list of top reasons to consume more extra virgin olive oil as part of a daily diet. According to Flavor Your Life, extra virgin olive oil is different from other types of vegetable oil. It provides more health benefits and contains oleic acid, a substance that promotes weight loss. Studies have shown that...

Animal Fats Are Better For You Than Vegetable Fats
2013-02-06 15:38:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bacon grease– or lard– was once a mainstay in old-fashioned, country kitchens. While there are those purists out there who insist on using it to bake their biscuits or cook their beans, many who are looking to clean up their diet have been switching to vegetable fats. In fact, it´s long been believed that replacing these animal fats is a heart healthier option. The American Heart Association (AHA), for example,...

2012-07-04 01:40:50

Women with a higher intake of dietary saturated fats have fewer mature oocytes available for collection in IVF, according to results of a study from the Harvard School of Public Health funded by the US National Institutes of Health. The study investigated the effect of dietary fat (classified as total, saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega 6, omega 3 and trans) on a range of preclinical and clinical outcomes in women having IVF. Results showed that the intake of saturated fat was...

Specific Salad Dressings Impact Nutrient Absorption
2012-06-20 06:02:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] When shopping for salad dressing, the flavors can run the gamut. Thousand Island, Ranch, Sweet and Sour, and others — not to mention the dozen options of fat, non-fat, and low-fat. However, a new study helps consumers better understand what dressings can help them absorb the most nutrients. Researchers from Purdue University found that certain salad dressings can help consumers get the best nutrients and vitamins from their...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'