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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Monday, March 02, 2015

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Friday, February 27, 2015

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

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All Things Considered

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Monday, February 23, 2015

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Morning Edition

Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

Monday, February 23, 2015

A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?

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Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Friday, February 20, 2015

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken and egg" problem.

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Morning Edition

Panel Recommends More Fruits And Vegetables, Less Meat And Sugar

Friday, February 20, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. The panel also weighed-in on cholesterol and caffeine.

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All Things Considered

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

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Morning Edition

Beyond BPA: Court Battle Reveals A Shift In Debate Over Plastic Safety

Monday, February 16, 2015

In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit, partly because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting that Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.

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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

Friday, February 13, 2015

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S., and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

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All Things Considered

New Dietary Guidelines May Lighten Caution Against Cholesterol

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New dietary advice is on its way. A panel of top experts — appointed by the federal government — is expected to update recommendations on what we should be eating. And one thing on the mind of the panel is dietary cholesterol. Americans have been told for decades to limit cholesterol-rich foods, but advice may be changing.

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Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.

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Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Researchers say they've discovered a way to jump-start fat burning by switching on the digestion process without the presence of food. So far, it has only been tested in mice.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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White Potato Redux: Experts Say Spuds Are Not Nutritional Duds

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.

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New York State Clamps Down On Herbal Supplements

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

State's attorney general asks four major retailers to pull pills because they don't contain what they claim. Tests show supplements are often filled with cheap ingredients, including houseplants.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl

Friday, January 30, 2015

The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

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