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New York?s Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a ban on oversized sugary drinks. As part of his strategy to combat obesity, Bloomberg hopes to limit that sugary beverages to 16 ounces or less. This ban would take effect in movie theaters, concession stands, and restaurants, leaving grocery and convenience stores...
 
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An 8-ounce glass of orange juice in the morning, a couple of sodas throughout the day, a bottle of Gatorade at the gym, maybe a few bottles of your favorite beer at night – all of these add up to one thing: excess calories. Could it be that hundreds...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
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The FDA recently required statin drugs to carry a warning stat- ing they may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and developing impaired memory. A study that followed more than 2,500 adults found that drinking diet sodas daily may increase the risks for heart attack and stroke and other vascular events by 43 percent, ... Statins & Diabetes, Soda & Heart Disease
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How much added sugar? For every 4 grams of sugar on a food label there is 1 teaspoon of sugar in the food (fruit is one exception and is okay because it is natural sugar accompanied with fiber and other nutrients) Some tea and soda beverages contain 5 teaspoons per cup - but they often ... What’s In Your Food?
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Real tea comes from the camilla bush, which grows at higher elevations in China. Because leaves have a high surface area they are exposed to a lot of the sun's radiation and oxidative damage. Green tea (dry weight) is made up of 30-40% of water soluble polyphenols which protect the...