Things you didn’t know about pasta

FoxNews/The Daily Meal, 3/2/15 Citing data from the National Pasta Association, Americans eat 15 pounds of pasta per year. In addition, the article cites, that aldente pasta keeps you fuller longer, pasta contains protein, and pasta is sustainable.

The Fiber Bar: a food that deludes

US News and World Report, 3/3/15 Are fiber bars the cureall for meeting fiber intake? This article by dietitian Tamara Duker Fruman thinks otherwise.

Another study finds Mediterranean diet may cut heart risks

US News and World Report, 3/4/15 A recent study from Greece looked at the diets of 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 percent of men and 12 percent of women in the study developed or died from heart disease.

WHO to basically everybody: Stop eating so much sugar

Washington Post, 3/4/15 The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on sugar consumption, recommending adults and children reduce their daily intake of “free” sugars and keep total sugar intake to less than ten percent of total energy intake.

AHA: Many U.S. Adults Taking Action to Reduce Sodium Intake

Physician’s Briefing, 3/4/15 A press release from American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2015 Scientific Sessions, held from March 3 to 6 in Baltimore revealing fifty-three percent taking action; receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake.

 You don’t have to go all veg to live longer, study finds, 3/5/15 Findings from an ongoing European study finds that people who consume 70 percent or more of their food from fruits, vegetables and grains had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from heart diseases. This research suggests a vegetarian diet is not necessary for improved heart health but rather a higher ratio of […]