Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

Health Tip: Eat Healthier During the Holidays

Don’t skip any meals (HealthDay News) — Food is a big part of holiday gatherings, but you can enjoy the holidays with all the trimmings without necessarily gaining weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: If you have a big holiday party, eat breakfast and regular meals throughout the day. That way,…

Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?

Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) — Adding fish to babies’ diets during the first year of life might reduce their risk of asthma later on, a study by Dutch researchers suggests. This window of protection appears to occur…

Alcoholic Drinks Add 100 Calories a Day to Average Adult’s Diet: Study

Over time, even that amount can help pile on unwanted pounds, experts note By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) — The average American adult takes in 100 calories a day imbibing beer, wine or liquor, a new study finds. Not everyone drinks that regularly, of course, but the research shows that about…

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Smart Snacking

Make fresh fruits readily available (HealthDay News) — Kids may be inclined to opt for junk food over fresh fruit. That’s where parents and guardians come in, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are the academy’s suggestions for steering your children toward healthier snack options: Place fresh fruit out in the open where…

Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests

Children were able to tolerate baked eggs during food challenges in controlled setting By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) — Early new research offers some hopeful findings for parents of children with food allergies. One new study suggests that some children with hen egg allergies could safely consume such eggs if they…