Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

’Junk Food’ May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — People who eat a so-called “Western diet,” which is high in fat, salt and sugar, are at significantly greater risk for stroke or premature death, according to a new study involving rats. Researchers from…

Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic

And make healthy eating fun (HealthDay News) — If your child balks at sitting at the table, why not take it on the road? Treating your toddler to a picnic can encourage healthier eating and outdoor activity. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Don’t worry about planning a long car trip —…

Obesity Now Puts Kids’ Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) — Obese children appear to develop risks for heart disease usually not seen until adulthood — putting their health in jeopardy as they age, British researchers report. These risk factors — including high…

Health Tip: Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Creative suggestions for healthier meals (HealthDay News) — You should fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies at each meal, experts say. But that can be a challenge. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these creative suggestions for boosting consumption of fruits and vegetables: Keep a big bowl of fresh, brightly colored…

Health Tip: Make Your Recipes Healthier

Cut down on fat, salt and sugar (HealthDay News) — Your favorite dishes may be laden with fat, salt and sugar, but that doesn’t mean that you have to ban them from your rotation. Just make healthier substitutions. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Season with herbs and seasonings, instead of salt,…