Nutrition Diet & Health

1:26am

Mon February 10, 2014
The Salt

It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 4:56 pm

Euclid Market, a corner store in East Los Angeles, recently got a makeover to promote healthier eating. It not only sells more fruits and vegetables, but also offers cooking classes and nutrition education.
Courtesy of Margaret Molloy/UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

In inner cities and poor rural areas across the country, public health advocates have been working hard to turn around food deserts — neighborhoods where fresh produce is scarce, and greasy fast food abounds. In many cases, they're converting dingy, cramped corner markets into lighter, brighter venues that offer fresh fruits and vegetables.

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11:51am

Wed February 5, 2014
The Salt

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 11:49 am

A probiotic commonly found in yogurt seems to help women lose more weight and fat, a recent study finds. But you still have to eat healthy to see an effect.
iStockphoto

Ladies, if that Super Bowl Sunday pitch from '90s heartthrob John Stamos didn't leave you craving more yogurt, here's some science that might do the trick: There's tantalizing new research suggesting that some friendly bacteria commonly found in yogurts may help women shed more weight while on a diet and keep it off.

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2:02pm

Tue February 4, 2014
The Salt

Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 6:00 pm

Even seemingly healthful foods can contain unexpected spoonfuls of sugar.
Meg Vogel/NPR

We've written lots lately about the potentially addictive qualities of sugar and the public policy efforts to limit consumption.

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11:24am

Wed January 22, 2014
The Salt

Long John Silver's Throws Trans Fats Overboard

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Long John Silver's has gained some notoriety in the past for serving up what the food police dubbed the most unhealthful meal in America. (aka heart attack on a hook.)

But the fast-food chain is out to change its reputation. One step in this new direction: a quick transition from partially hydrogenated oils that contain bedeviled trans fats. Today, the chain announced it is moving to a 100 percent soybean oil that is trans-fat free.

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1:37am

Fri January 17, 2014
The Salt

Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 11:39 am

Lunch at the West Salem School District in Wisconsin.
Michelle Kloser for NPR

American kids have a problem with obesity, according to the most recent studies. In fact, the closest thing we have to good news about childhood obesity is that kids are not gaining weight as rapidly as they were some years ago.

Researchers may have identified one surprising new factor in why kids are overeating.

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