Food and Health

Americans consume only about half as much fiber as recommended. The average intake is a mere 16 grams daily, yet experts tell us that men and women should aim for 38 and 25 grams per day respectively. Getting the right amount – and the right types – of fiber...
 

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.
 
Food and Health, Prevention

While it appears that the amount and type of dietary carbohydrate and fat have little impact on insulin sensitivity that is independent of a change in body fat stores, this does not appear to be the case for dietary protein.
Food and Health, Prevention

Could you have prediabetes? It may be more likely than you realize.


It’s time to stop looking at exercise as a weight loss tool and to start looking at it as a quality of life tool!
Food and Health, Prevention

More research is needed to further elucidate how added dietary salt may be contributing to overeating, weight gain, insulin resistance, and type 2 DM. However, given the overwhelming evidence linking increased salt intake with the development of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, there is no reason not to make it...