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Try color coding to encourage healthy eating-4560

Try color coding to encourage healthy eating

Food labels can be confusing, so researchers tried a new approach. Color-coded labels that mimicked traffic lights (green for the healthiest items, such as fruits, vegetables and lean sources of protein; yellow for less healthy items; and red for those with little or no nutritional value) were applied to foods offered in a cafeteria. In addition, the food was arranged to place the healthier foods more prominently and in easy reach.

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Healthy eating costs more, but not that much more-4539

Healthy eating costs more, but not that much more

Healthier diet patterns—for example, diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts—cost about $1.50 more per day, on average, then did unhealthy diets (for example, those rich in processed foods, meats, and refined grains), found a meta-analysis of 27 existing studies from 10 high-income countries.

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Eat Mediterranean to lower risk of diabetes-4538

Eat Mediterranean to lower risk of diabetes

Losing weight by restricting calories and exercising can reduce the risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes, but what happens if the diet changes, but calories aren’t restricted? For the randomized Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea trial in Spain, the intervention groups followed a Mediterranean eating pattern, which emphasizes vegetables, beans, fruit, fish and small amounts of meat.

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Vitamin and mineral supplements won't prevent heart disease-4438

Vitamin and mineral supplements won't prevent heart disease

The goal of primary prevention is to stop disease before it starts by controlling risk factors, such as smoking, or building up resistance with a vaccine (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada). Recognizing that many people take vitamin and mineral supplements for their health, researchers wanted to find out if supplements would prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer.

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Better diets linked to better health and function-4434

Better diets linked to better health and function

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating features whole grains and vegetables, with smaller amounts of fruits, lean meats and vegetarian sources of protein, and low-fat dairy products.

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Cooking technique retains cancer-fighting phytochemical-4433

Cooking technique retains cancer-fighting phytochemical

At the annual meeting of the American Institute for Cancer Research, a presentation revealed the results of a study comparing boiling, microwaving and steaming broccoli.

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