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Flaxseed, walnut oils highest in omega-3

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Nut, fruit and seed oils have some of the highest amounts of omega-3s, an essential fatty acid believed to be good for heart health, a U.S. food expert says.

Spring brings more fruits and vegetables

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- Produce sections in grocery stores may look the same from season to season, but spring brings many seasonal fruit and vegetables, a U.S. food expert says.

Forget pricey shampoo, beans good for hair

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- Hair isn't essential for life so those with a poor diet may ingest enough nutrients for vital organs, but not enough for good hair, a U.S. food expert says.

Multitasking while eating may fuel obesity

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. culture of multitasking, especially while eating, might fuel America's widening obesity problem, a food expert said.

Vitamin C may help allergy sufferers

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- Many predict allergy season this year will be brutal but a U.S. food expert says picking up a few items in the grocery store may help.

Expert: Black tea has many health benefits

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Tea has many health benefits including manganese, good for physical development, and potassium, good to maintain fluid balance, a U.S. food expert said.

Red produce boosts health year-round

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Red fruit and vegetables are always popular for Valentine's Day but a U.S. food expert said they are also some of the healthiest produce to eat all year long.

Eating fresh produce in winter is easy

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Part of the "eating local" movement is to eat produce in season, and in winter some fresh fruit and vegetables are nutritional stars, a U.S. food expert says.

Downturn influences meal-planning trends

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Great Recession changed many things about U.S. family life, including how families spend their time, what they buy and what they eat, a food expert says.

Black foods: Classy and extra nutritious

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Chefs prepare food that is black in color because the shade is chic and a bit dramatic, but the dishes are also a boost to health, a U.S. food expert says.

Expert: Some foods can reduce stress

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- It's that frazzled time of year, but a U.S. food expert says one way to reduce holiday stress and anxiety is to choose foods with natural calming effects.

Few foods are source of vitamin D

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Vitamin D deficiency is common in winter, with earlier sunsets and weaker rays, and few foods are sources of vitamin D, a U.S. food expert says.

Jack-o-lanterns more than just fun

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Long before the pilgrims arrived from Europe, American Indians enjoyed pumpkin, a food full of antioxidants and vitamin A, a food expert says.

Dealing with food allergies on Halloween

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Halloween may be a fun holiday but when it comes to food safety and food allergies, everyone needs to be serious, a U.S. food expert advises.

Tricks to limit kids' Halloween treats

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Parents can reduce candy consumption both before and after Halloween trick-or-treating, a U.S. food expert advises.

'Instant' hot cereal is just cut smaller

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The only difference between "instant" oatmeal and regular is the size of the grain, which is cut smaller to cook faster, a U.S. food expert says.
Healthy snacks take a bit of planning

Healthy snacks take a bit of planning

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- After-school snacks for children and teens are fuel for growth, but with some planning can also boost their nutrition, a U.S. food expert says.

Spices can make coffee even healthier

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Spices, loaded with antioxidants that help keep people younger, can make antioxidants-laden coffee zippier and even healthier, a U.S. food expert says.

School lunches said healthier this year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Nutritionists, dietitians, cooks and servers are getting set to serve an estimated 26 million U.S. children healthier school lunches daily, a food expert says.

So many food choices may add to obesity

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The average U.S. supermarket has more than 50,000 products and this abundance of choice may contribute to excess eating and obesity, a U.S. food expert says.

Seafood ingredients can be hidden in food

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- Food shopping is more difficult for the 2.3 percent of Americans allergic to seafood because fish can be a hidden ingredient, a U.S. food industry analyst says.

Five foods add a lot of salt to U.S. diet

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- Too little salt can cause fatigue, dehydration and hyperthyroidism but most Americans eat too much salt, a food industry analyst says.

How to strive for five (vegetables)

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- One way to strive for five daily servings of vegetables is to have one serving of a vegetable at each meal and maybe add a snack, a U.S. food expert suggests.

Avocado has more potassium than banana

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- The avocado, celebrated for centuries as an indulgent food with a seductively creamy texture, is also high in nutrition, a U.S. food expert says.
Americans eat 22 teaspoons of sugar a day

Americans eat 22 teaspoons of sugar a day

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. adults consume 22.2 teaspoons of sugar a day -- or 355 calories -- and reducing the amount of sugar can reduce weight, a U.S. food expert says.
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