Stories tagged: nutrition
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Despite the anti-carb diet fads, whole grains are still good for you
It hasn’t been a great decade for fans of grain consumption – not even whole grains. Popular diet books like “The Paleo Diet,” “The Wheat Belly Diet” and many others …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
Want a productive work day? Watch what you eat
When you spend several hours a day at work, it pays to make those hours healthy ones for both body and mind. Making some simple, smart choices throughout your workday …
Mon., March 27, 2017, midnight
Second Harvest teaches kids healthy cooking
Second Harvest has started kids cooking classes that are impacting family decisions for healthier eating – from wheat flour for making pizza dough to homemade shamrock smoothie shakes.
Mon., March 20, 2017, midnight
Ten nutrition mistakes even really healthy people make
A top 10 list of common but easy-to-repair nutrition mistakes.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
Diet sweetener sucralose suppresses appetite
In what may be good news for dieters, a study has found that the artificial sweetener sucralose suppresses food intake. The study contradicts one published last year that found sucralose …
Mon., March 6, 2017, midnight
Butter or olive oil? Eggs or no? New nutritional review cuts through the myths
To separate fact from fiction, a panel of physicians and researchers did a deep dive into the nutritional science, and last week they published their findings in the Journal of …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: How to make food labels better
I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Decline in sugary drink consumption stalls, CDC finds
For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweighs the risks of pesticides
When you shop for groceries, do you carry a copy of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” list with you? It’s a list of the 12 vegetables and fruits with …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, midnight
5 nutrition tips to maximize your workouts
Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, midnight
Why the ‘gluten-free movement’ is less of a fad than we thought
There’s growing evidence that severe gluten sensitivities exist outside the realm of celiac disease. And researchers simply don’t know how many of the people following a gluten-free diet may actually …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, midnight
Miracle fruit comes to the rescue; thousands of cancer patients taste food again
MIAMI – Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10 a.m.
House call: Protein from a variety of source is the key to good nutrition
Proteins are chains of amino acids and are integral parts of all the tissues in our bodies such as muscle, skin, and connective tissues. Enzymes, which manage our biology within …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, midnight
Sure, ‘eat the rainbow’ – but don’t pass over these paler foods
How many times have you heard the phrases “eat the rainbow” or “avoid white at night”? Although certain white foods – namely white flour and refined sugar – don’t do …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 4 p.m.
Dr. Riggs: Choose carbs carefully for better health
Carbs are important sources of energy, and you need the glucose from the digestion of carbs for your brain to function; however, when you eat a lot of carbs your …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
McDonald’s testing Happy Meals for breakfast
McDonald’s is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals. The fast-food chain says it will begin testing breakfast Happy Meals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sept. 26. The …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 6 p.m.
Scratch cooking being used in more Spokane Public Schools kitchens
Pizza, a beloved school lunch staple, has been radically reinvented this year for most Spokane school kids. With the help of a $1 million grant from the Empire Health Foundation, …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, midnight
Fruit-full event encourages fresh, healthy eating
Dole’s “Get Up and Grow Together Tour” celebrates fruits, vegetables and healthy eating. The caravan will be in the Spokane area Saturday through Monday, making stops at local grocery stores.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, noon
House Call: Right fats hold keys to healthy living
The advice on fat has changed many times over the years as we have learned more about the different types of fat out there and their effects on the body.
Tue., July 26, 2016, midnight
House Call: Summer produce easy way to increase fiber in diet
One of the things that summertime means to me is an abundance of fresh produce. This has gotten me to thinking a lot about nutrition. It can be hard to …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
McDonald’s expands all-day breakfast menu
McDonald’s this fall is expanding its all-day breakfast menu to include McGriddles and the option of biscuits for a wider swath of the country.
Tue., June 7, 2016, midnight
Dr. Zorba Paster: Low fat? Low carb? The trick, as always, is moderation
If you like carbs, go for carbs – just limit them. If you like fat, go for fat – but limit it. And overall, you still have to limit what …
Sun., June 5, 2016, midnight
AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science
It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Less startling was how it came about.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry
The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
This $1 cup could save millions of babies
Experts at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s and the nonprofit global health organization PATH have spent the past five years developing a small spouted feeding cup aimed at preventing …
Sat., April 30, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say
Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:32 a.m.
McDonald’s tests McNuggets without artificial additives
Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:50 a.m.
Subway posting calories nationally as regulation lags
Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Anchorage noticed nationally for reducing childhood obesity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska– Anchorage has been recognized by a national public health foundation as one of four communities in the country to have reduced and maintained a lower rate of childhood …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers bill on calorie labeling passes House of Representatives
A bill that would ease the regulatory requirements of small food businesses to provide calorie information for menu items, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, passed the House of Representatives, …