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Diet and Nutrition

Comfort Food or Guilt-free Food?

Comfort food is traditionally an easy-to-digest meal, soft in consistency, and rich in calories, nutrients, or both.  Comfort food may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.   Many comfort foods are flavorful; some may also be easily prepared.  Comfort foods may be consumed to positively pique emotions, to relieve negative psychological effects or to increase …

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Low-Fat Yogurt during pregnancy Tied to Child Asthma Risk

Pregnant women seem to reduce the risk of asthma in children, if they take Omega-3 fatty acids.  A new study suggests a link between women’s eating low-fat yogurt during pregnancy to an increased risk that their children will develop asthma and hay fever.  Children of women who drank whole milk were at lower risk for …

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Black Women have risk of gaining extra pounds?

The heavier a woman is, the greater her risk of dying early,  than her normal-weight peers. Carrying extra weight, especially around the middle, is a risk factor for death among black women.  The risk of death increases incrementally with rising body mass index (BMI).  Once women are above normal weight, they have an increased risk …

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Popcorn or Fruit Salad at Cinema Theatres?

Popcorn is a special type of corn grain. Instead of being eaten off the cob, popcorn is stripped from the cob and heated in a pan until the inside literally breaks through the tough hull, creating fluffy crunchy kernels. Popcorn seasonings include spices.  Popcorns have flavours, such as chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, or coconut.  Some popular …

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