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.

Certain foods can trigger allergy symptoms

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Bananas, cantaloupes and honeydew melon can bring on symptoms for ragweed sufferers, a U.S. food expert says.

Maple syrup: Only sweetener with nutrients

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- North American Indians always used maple syrup as a medicine but today's doctors are catching up, a U.S. expert says.

'Gums' in food bear watching

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Deciphering what the "gums" on food labels are can be difficult, but a U.S. food expert says it's important for those with food allergies.

Garlic and vanilla may be aphrodisiacs

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Valentine's Day is often linked to aphrodisiac foods such as chocolate, but a U.S. food industry analyst says not to forget garlic, ginger and vanilla.

Survey: Nutrition beats fitness as concern

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Four in five U.S. consumers are more concerned about health, nutrition and fitness than they were a year ago, but nutrition now beats out fitness.
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