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2009-03-13 16:50:48

As the days get longer and bathing-suit season draws near, some try fad diets, when healthier eating should be the goal, a U.S. nutritionist says. Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says it's important to keep whole grains in one's diet. Research shows that whole grains are good for your heart, lower the risk for diabetes and stroke, and may help prevent certain cancers, Sandon says in a statement. They...

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2008-11-07 15:20:00

Elementary school students will eat more whole grains when healthier bread products are gradually introduced into their school lunches, a new University of Minnesota study shows. Whole grain breads are strongly recommended as part of a healthy diet, but children and pre-teens won't always eat them. For this study, researchers from the university's department of food science and nutrition monitored how much bread students threw away, and whether that amount increased as the percentage of...

2008-10-23 06:00:27

Diabetes is one of today's most significant and frightening health issues. Almost 24 million Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and up to 57 million are considered pre-diabetic. The good news is, by practicing a few healthy lifestyle habits, type 2 diabetes can be controlled and even reversed. In observance of American Diabetes Month(R) in November, the National Barley Foods Council and BGLife(TM) Barley are teaming up to remind consumers what diabetes health...

2008-10-13 12:00:42

MINNEAPOLIS Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2008, the General Mills Bell Institute of Health concluded research suggesting that incorporating whole grain foods into a reduced calorie diet can result in lowering risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome and heart disease. In fact, a whole grain diet can lower the risk of heart disease as much as the use of statin drugs. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/benefitsofwholegrains/32737/ General Mills...

2008-09-17 18:00:18

By Heather McPherson We can waste money simply by not storing food properly. The July issue of ShopSmart, a sister publication of Consumer Reports, has tips for storing hard-to-keep foods. Here are five staples that need some TLC: Cheese ShopSmart found conflicting advice. Fancy shops advise storing in porous wraps so cheese can breathe. The dairy pros say to take a tip from how supermarket cheeses are packaged and keep cheese airtight, which will prevent mold. ShopSmart's advice: Wrap...

2008-09-16 12:00:32

US-based Gerber Products, a part of the Nestle Infant Nutrition portfolio, has expanded its line of premium baby foods with the launch of three new dinner purees with docosahexaenoic acid and one new Organic dinner puree. The company has also relaunched its Organic Cereal varieties. Dinner Purees with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are available in three varieties: garden vegetables with whole wheat pasta, vegetable risotto with cheese, and macaroni and cheese with vegetables. Organic Dinner...

2008-09-02 09:00:24

Coming soon to a lunchbox near you: Sara Lee Soft & Smooth(TM) Bread and Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." Sara Lee Fresh Bakery, the makers of the best-selling bread in the country, is asking kids to get in front of the camera and show America how to make lunchtime showtime. Beginning today, the company will kick-off the Sara Lee Soft & Smooth "Lunchtime is Showtime" Video Contest and put out a casting call asking school-aged kids to create a video that encourages their...

2008-08-15 09:00:47

By Barry Nelson FROMoily fish to fruit superfoods, it?s a well-known fact that the food we eat directly affects the performance of our brains. This week sees the launch of a new collection of brain food recipes, from learndirect, a leading provider of online learning for adults. To help fuel learning, 14 tasty recipes and tips have been created in conjunction with top TV chef Danny Boome and leading nutritionist Fiona Hunter. Quick and affordable tomake, the recipes were inspired by the...

2008-08-14 03:00:33

By SAMANTHA BOOTH HEALTHY eating is the last thing on people's minds now the credit crunch has hiked our cost of living. As we look to save cash, salads and vegetables are often swapped for cheap tinned and processed foods. But, with thought and planning, it is possibleto eat well and not break the bank. SAMANTHA BOOTH asked nutrition consultant Ann Paul to visit three of Britain's top supermarkets to see if she could feed a family of four with three healthy meals a day - plus a few...

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2008-08-11 09:05:00

FutureCeuticals, Inc., a leader in whole grain nutrition, has announced an advanced, patented technology that will make it easier than ever before for consumers to include grains in their diets. According to a 2007 Food and Health Survey by the IFIC (International Food Information Council), 71% of consumers are "trying to consume more" whole grains; consequently, food manufacturers are constantly scouting new technologies that can drive new and interesting grain-based products. The...