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Kale has more vitamin C than an orange and many more nutrients

Kale has more vitamin C than an orange and many more nutrients

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Kale is the rage and is beginning to appear in farmer's markets, but its main season and sweeter leaves are in mid-winter to early spring, a U.S. expert says.

Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Yams and sweet potatoes are unrelated -- yams are tubers from Africa or Asia, sweet potatoes from the Caribbean or Latin America, a U.S. expert says.

Wide variety of alternative milks available

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Milk comes in different flavors and varieties such as soy, goat and almond; from shelf-stable to refrigerated classics, a U.S. food expert says.

Squash may have anti-diabetic properties

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Squash is mostly starchy carbohydrates but studies show it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, a U.S. food expert says.

Some food give men a boost

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Both men and women require the same basic nutrients for optimal health, but there are certain nutrients which boost men's health, a U.S. food expert says.

Americans eat 20M pounds of candy corn

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- At just 3.57 calories a piece, candy corn is a Halloween staple, but it hardly resembles corn and isn't the least bit healthy, a U.S. food expert says.

Ways to reduce the risk of stroke

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A recent study found 19 percent of stroke sufferers were U.S. adults ages 20-54 in 2005, but a food expert says there are ways to shop to reduce stroke risk.

Magnesium is critical for good bones

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Magnesium is the fourth-most abundant mineral in the body -- half is in the bones -- yet many, especially seniors, do not get enough, a U.S. food expert says.

Expert: There are few allergy-friendly work places

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- There's been progress in addressing food allergies in schools, but a U.S. food expert says there are few allergy-friendly work policies.

Grape seeds help heart health, delay aging

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The grape seeds many disdainfully discard are humble little packages of powerful ingredients that possess multiple health benefits, a U.S. food expert says.
Health: Americans eat too much sugar

Health: Americans eat too much sugar

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Health authorities don't set specific recommendations, but some U.S. experts advise women consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day.

Some foods can help lower cholesterol

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- People trying to lower cholesterol levels should avoid trans-fat, partially hydrogenated oil and fried food, a U.S. food expert suggests.

Healthy food makes people better looking

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Foods that make a person healthier also make them better looking, a U.S. food expert says.

Longevity linked to good genes, good diet

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers in Sardinia say the longevity of the world's oldest siblings -- nine brothers and sisters ages 105-78 -- was due to good genes and a good diet.

Obesity, nutrition may up kidney stones

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Increased obesity and poor nutrition may be fueling the increase in kidney stones in U.S. adults, a food expert says.

Cocoa may help aging brain function

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- People who ate high or moderate levels of cocoa flavanols for two months improved significantly in some thinking assessment tests, a U.S. food expert says.

Cranberries too good just for Thanksgiving

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Cranberries are full of nutrients and antioxidants, and should not be used only on Thanksgiving, a U.S. expert says.

U.S. sesame seed allergy cases rising

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- The most common allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, eggs, milk, fish and shellfish, but allergies to sesame seeds are on the rise, a U.S. expert says.

Few foods naturally contain vitamin D

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Many people get vitamin D from 15 minutes of sun exposure a day, but for those who cannot be outdoors some food contains vitamin D, a U.S. food expert says.

Hidden eggs can pose danger for some

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. food products are required to label any food containing egg as an ingredient, but eggs can be hidden in a variety of foods, a food expert warns.

Pistachios may reduce cancer risk

AUSTIN, Texas, July 5 (UPI) -- All nuts are good for the heart, but researchers found pistachios in a varied and balanced diet may reduce the risk of some cancers, a U.S. food expert says.

1.8 million in U.S. allergic to tree nuts

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- About 1.8 million Americans are allergic to tree nuts, which are among the leading causes of fatal and near-fatal food reactions, a U.S. expert says.

Milk with more fat may help weight loss

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- Many nutritionists argue the fat in a moderate portion of whole milk or 2 percent milk makes many feel fuller and reduce food cravings, a U.S. food expert says.

Folate needed for nerve, brain functioning

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Vitamin B9, better known as folate or folic acid, is needed by pregnant women, but all need it for nerve and brain functioning, a U.S. food expert says.

Workplace less supportive of allergies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. schools offer support for children with allergies, but the workplace is far less supportive of those with food or other allergies, a U.S. food expert says.
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