Allison Aubrey

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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

Monday, June 29, 2015

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.


Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.


Sans Artificial: General Mills Scrambles To Reformulate Lucky Charms

Monday, June 22, 2015

The company has pledged to ditch artificial colorings and flavorings from all of its cereals by the end of 2016. But those iconic rainbow-colored marshmallow charms might take longer to revamp.


Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds

Friday, June 19, 2015

Regular chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to people who didn't eat chocolate. The researchers say it's more evidence that polyphenols may be protective.


To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.


FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans Fats

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The agency is giving food companies a hard deadline to stop using trans fats in processed foods. It has determined that partially hydrogenated oils are not "generally recognized as safe" for food.


Landfill Of Lettuce: Why Were These Greens Tossed Before Their Time?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The bagged salad industry is growing quickly. Consumers love the convenience. But one unintended consequence is waste. We investigate why a truck full of edible bagged greens went to the landfill.


Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

Monday, June 15, 2015

American adults play more golf than any other sport. So how much exercise do you get from an afternoon on the links? Players clipped on pedometers and Fitbits to help us find out.


Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Friday, May 22, 2015

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.


McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.


Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama Plan To Save Bees

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The White House's strategy to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.


USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

Friday, May 15, 2015

The government runs organic and antibiotic-free labeling programs, but has stayed out of the non-GMO labeling fray. That is, until a food company asked the USDA for help, and the agency obliged.


From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine Southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?


Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the test scores of people following a lower-fat diet went down.


Promises, Promises: Is Big Food Marketing Less Junk To Kids On TV?

Friday, May 08, 2015

Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.


Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Panera Bread says it's dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. But while it says that includes artificial sweeteners, it's leaving sodas with them on the menu.


PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

Friday, April 24, 2015

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.


Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.


Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

Friday, April 17, 2015

There's only so much fuel you can store before a big race. A performance nutrition expert gives us the rub on how to optimize carb-loading to avoid the miserable experience of running out of fuel.


Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

Thursday, April 16, 2015

People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.