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Professional private chef gives Washington Redskins food boost

Over the past 13 months, American football team the Washington Redskins has attempted to boost the players' dietary nutrition by creating a made-to-order, healthy-eating outlet in their basement staffed by a gourmet chef and a full-time nutritionist.

Study explains why organic food is better for you than conventional food

Eating organic food does have measurable benefits compared to conventional food, a new study revealed. For instance, organic food contains 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants compared to non-organic items.

Women beware: Ramen Noodles linked to heart disease

Cheap and easy. As Americans, these are perfect ways to describe our dining habits at times, but who knew the risk to our health would far outweigh the risk to our wallets when it comes to heating up a bowl of instant noodles?

Irish rugby players have exceptional guts

Various reports have indicated that exercise and diet impact gut microbial diversity. A new study of Irish rugby players shows that the gut bacteria of athletes are more diverse than other people, and that athletes have a healthier metabolism.

Kenton Boutwell talks about fitness and Beast Tamer challenge Special

Nashville - Kenton Boutwell is an acclaimed certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

'Fart Code' app teaches kids about smelly nutrition

Kids love toilet humor and a new app is seeking to use that to teach kids about food. Their promotional videos encourage kids to "get smart from your fart."

Is Kombucha really the 'elixir of life'?

Kombucha, often referred to as the "elixir of life" due to its numerous potential health benefits, has raised some controversy as it became popular in recent years.

Top nutritional tips for eye health Special

Did you know that adding certain nutrients to your diet every day, either through foods or supplements, can help save your vision? By adding powerful antioxidants to your diet, you can greatly improve your eye health, according to an eye specialist.

How a good diet leads to a healthy gut

According to a leading nutritionist, diet is key for our gastrointestinal health. A good diet can prevent several immune related disorders and ill-health effects.

U.S. regulators probe allegations of 'pyramid scheme' at Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission in the United States is to look into allegations that Herbalife, the nutrition and weight loss firm, is operating some form of "pyramid scheme."

Spinach extract could help prevent obesity, study shows

Stockholm - A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist said on Monday.Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, a professor of appetite regulation at Lund University, foun...

This is national nutrition month

National nutrition month has been running in the U.S. For this, people are encouraged to choose the most nutritionally-packed foods they can from each of five key food groups every day.

Does the time we eat affect our health?

The ways in which the timing of eating can influence health is an area of debate. New research shows that the timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice.

Eating more before and after workout may aid weight loss

Many trainers will tell you that what you do in the kitchen is perhaps more important than what you do in the gym, but experts will also tell you that what you eat in the hour before and after your workouts is equally important.

The Future of Nutrition Conference, Jan 27 — Free online event

The Future of Nutrition Online Conference will feature compelling new insights and diverse approaches to what the future holds when it comes to nutrition and personal transformation.

Reducing the super-size myth

Des Moines - A recent high-school science experiment has shed new light on the seemingly ages-old mindset about the health dangers of consuming fast food, putting the spotlight not on what you eat but how you eat.

Intravenous nutritional product recalled

Pharma company Baxter International Inc. has initiated a recall in the U.S. of two lots of injectable nutrition products due to complaints of particulate matter found in the products.

Several nutritional research papers are 'overstated'

A new study suggests that nutrition researchers, often in relation to "new diets," sometimes overstate their findings. This could apply to up to 10 percent of science papers.

Watermelon juice helps aching muscles

Cartagena - A research team from Spain has discovered a potential new sports drink: watermelon juice. In a study investigating the effects of watermelon juice on athletes the researchers found drinking watermelon juice pre-workout reduced muscle soreness.

New nutritional labelling system coming to U.K.

The U.K. Department of Health has given final approval to a new front-of-pack nutrition labeling system that will appear on food products across Britain.

Op-Ed: Breaking the Cycle and Reaping the Benefits of Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; however, it is also something that most skip and many loathe. Here are some tips that will help break the bad habit of skipping breakfast.

Girl, 9, confronts McDonald's CEO on childhood obesity

At the McDonald's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a 9 year-old girl faced the company's CEO in objection to the fast food giant's poor nutrition - just days after the return of the "mega potato" in Japan.

Scientists behind GM rice study sacked

A study, carried out in China, where Chinese schoolchildren were fed genetically modified rice, has been condemned as 'unethical' and the Chinese scientists behind the study have been sacked.

Op-Ed: Halloween treats with a healthy twist

Who doesn't love Halloween candy? Kids and grown ups alike. Enough said. But, if less than healthy ingredients hidden in common packaged foods has you concerned as a parent, fret not. There are a lot of creative (and healthy) options to try.

New 'food fight' against obesity launched by Ontario doctors

Doctors in Ontario want to dissuade the public from buying junk foods and calorie laden drinks, like pop, by imposing new rules that would require new warning labels on the packaging, similar to the graphics seen on cigarette packs.

Comedian jabs at calories with new YouTube video

Comedian Jenny Bede has a video for you, if you are watching what you eat, or just trying to trim unnecessary foods from your diet. In the latest YouTube video to go viral, Bede uploaded a spoof about counting calories, called 'It doesn't count if."

Why grocery shopping with your nutritionist is the new food trend

New food programs launching across some supermarkets in Canada and the United States are underway to make choosing healthy foods more often that much more simple for consumers.

Disney to ban junk food ads

Walt Disney will ban junk food ads on its TV, radio and online programs by 2015. The entertainment giant will also phase out adverts for products that do not conform to its nutritional guidelines.

Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 withdrawn, Salmonella contamination

The product Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement has been withdrawn from sale due potential contamination with the bacterium Salmonella.

Op-Ed: Death by choice Special

Vancouver - Laura is dying by her own choice. She has followed a crooked philosophy of not accepting food of animal origin. Her choice is now food rich with seeds - no meat, no cheese, nothing cooked, just raw food. She also drinks a lot of fruit juices.
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The U.S. FDA wants to make it easier for consumers to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
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Stand Tall groups from Lyon, Storey, Mineral, and Churchill counties in Nevada joined Cooperative Extension groups at University Nevada Reno for a joint annual summer leadership training in 2012. The Stand Tall groups meet weekly at their high schools in Lyon, Storey, and Mineral and also come together for winter leadership training each year. This year, the winter training takes place at Fernley High
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Young women in Sindurimeta village of central India fry grains to make the cereal that will be later distributed to young children and lactating mothers for better nutrition.
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The cereal that the village youths produce is providing much-needed nutrition to the children of the village
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The juice from watermelons have health benefits for post workout nutrition.
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An assortment of berries at a farmers' market
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Jon Mathieson, head chef for the Washington Redskins
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The cereal that the village youths produce is providing the much-needed nutrition to young children of their own village
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A young woman heats oil in a large wok in Kurri village of central India to fry grains for making the cereal.
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