Allison Aubrey

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Monday, September 01, 2014

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Monday, August 25, 2014

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.


For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.


Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.


Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?


Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.


White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

Friday, July 18, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 17, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Chuck Klosterman explores society's modern understanding of villainy in I Wear The Black Hat. It appears at No. 12.


Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Monday, July 14, 2014

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.


If Exercise Is Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

Friday, July 11, 2014

The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.


From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.


How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In a small study, people with peripheral artery disease who ate dark chocolate could walk farther than those who ate milk chocolate. Compounds in dark chocolate may make it easier to keep moving.


School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Monday, June 23, 2014

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.


Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chia Seed Powders, CDC Says

Friday, June 13, 2014

Recalls of chia seed powders expand as 21 people in 12 states have been sickened by salmonella tied to the powder. The powder has a long shelf life, so consumers should check their pantries.


Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

Friday, June 13, 2014

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.


School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."


Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.


Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

Friday, June 06, 2014

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.


The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

Thursday, June 05, 2014

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.


Norovirus: Far More Likely To Come From Restaurant Than Cruise Ship

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Cruise ships account for only 1 percent of reported norovirus cases, while 25 percent come from contaminated food. Sick workers at restaurants and cafeterias often spread the virus.