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Category: Nutrition

Daisy Zamora

April 12, 2016

Did butter get a bad rap?

Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.

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February 22, 2016

Tips to Make Traditional Recipes More Nutritious & Flavorful

Read tips on how to make traditional recipes more nutritious and still flavorful.

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Illustration by Mark Dubowski for Duke Medicine

November 16, 2015

Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Nutrition

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A open lunchbox shows sandwiches and an apple

August 26, 2015

4 Bag Lunch Tips

Whether you’re packing bag lunches for yourself or your kids, you should feel good about selecting wholesome foods and healthy portion sizes. Plus, you’ll save money if you pack a lunch instead of going out to eat. Here are four tips for your next bag lunch [...]

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July 21, 2015

Your Farmers Market Guide

Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. With more farmers markets taking root across the U.S., buying fresh is easier than ever. [...]

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Graphic by Rachel Morris/UNC Health Care

July 20, 2015

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky ...

College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors.

Mental Health, Nutrition, Wellness

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June 10, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a favorite from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to make them from home, without the high amount of calories. This recipe calls for coating the tenders in panko breadcrumbs before baking them. Baking instead of frying, greatly reduces the overall fat and calorie content found in regular chicken tenders. A quick, simple, and healthy twist on a classic meal. [...]

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March 25, 2015

Comparing the DASH and the Mediterranean Diets

According to the CDC, hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 70 million Americans. It’s a condition which can lead to weakening of the arteries, stroke, and heart and kidney disease if is not controlled. High blood pressure is a measured blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Shockingly, one out of three American adults…

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February 20, 2015

Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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January 28, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Eating Right When You’re Short On Time

Grocery store convenience foods and drive-through fast foods are rarely the best nutritional choices for you and your family. Unfortunately, they’re often the go-to staples for families short on time. But sacrificing good nutrition quickly takes its toll, making you and your loved ones feel tired and sluggish. On the other hand, people who eat…

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July 25, 2014

Prevent Foodborne Illness

Picnics, grilling, camping — summer was made for dining outdoors. But outdoor cooking experiences can also present unique challenges for food safety. Don’t let foodborne illness ruin your summer fun. Follow these safety tips to ensure your summer cookouts go off without a hitch....

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Food Pie chart showing ratios of food types.

June 30, 2014

Appetite Awareness

Learning how to key into your body’s true hunger and satiety is a balanced and effective approach which is helpful in weight management. There is great beauty and pleasure in eating when we are truly hungry. It means we have burned off all the fuel from the previous meal, our palate / taste buds are rejuvenated and ready to enjoy food, and it is the time food will taste best, giving us the most pleasure for the calories spent. This is the purpose of the Hunger Scale, a tool to call us back to eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied...

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