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Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:02:00 -0400

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say 'Nein'

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:08:00 -0400

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops, restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.

Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:50:00 -0400

A beverage created in the laboratory now has a better-for-you organic version. But nutrition experts point out, this sports drink is still loaded with sugar and calories.

A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:54:00 -0400

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health? Researchers are recruiting for a new study aimed at answering this question.

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash, Coming To A Market Near You

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:05:00 -0400

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

Indoor Shrimp Production Opens New Possibilities For Food

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:25:00 -0400

Americans love shrimp, but stories about slave labor and environmental issues have raised concerns about the way shrimp is currently produced. One man in New York is trying a new method — indoors.

Unrest And Protest In Milwaukee After Police Shooting

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:25:00 -0400

NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.

Week In Politics: Trump's Comments, Clinton's Taxes

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:02:00 -0400

A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.

Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:02:00 -0400

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.

75 Percent of Americans Say They Eat Healthy — Despite Evidence To The Contrary

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:03:00 -0400

A third of U.S. adults are obese, and 80 percent don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet our poll with Truven Health Analytics suggests that as a nation, we eat with blinders on.

McDonald's Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics — Mostly

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:35:00 -0400

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.

Care To Offset All Your Office Sitting? It'll Take Just An Hour A Day

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:59:00 -0400

A new study of over 1 million people finds that doing at least one hour of physical activity per day may eliminate the increased risk of death associated with sitting for 8 hours a day.

Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:02:00 -0400

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check: A Calorie Count

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:03:00 -0400

Some of the biggest brewing companies have agreed to list the number of calories, alcohol content and nutrition information on beer bottles and cans.