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  • Are These 5 Natural Sweeteners Healthier Than Sugar?

    Are These 5 Natural Sweeteners Healthier Than Sugar?

    Published: August 30, 2019

    These days, sugar is often blamed for causing obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol, and even chronic conditions. With all the negativity surrounding added sugar, alternatives are becoming increasingly popular in recipes and store shelves. Stevia, date sugar, and erythritol, a sugar alcohol, are three popular natural sweeteners found in food.

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  • Healthy and tasty: Our 2019 summer recipe series with TMC experts

    Healthy and tasty: Our 2019 summer recipe series with TMC experts

    Published: August 12, 2019

    This summer, we will be sharing recipes from Texas Medical Center nutritionists and dietitians to give our readers some healthy and tasty options. Bookmark this page and circle back for new dishes, desserts and beverages every few weeks. Also, follow the series via #TMCsummereats on social media.

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  • Brighter Bites Works to Fuel Kids with Healthy Food

    Brighter Bites Works to Fuel Kids with Healthy Food

    Published: August 11, 2019

    Houston, TX organization Brighter Bites is helping communities in food swamps by empowering food-insecure families themselves to organize for a better food future. “They’re helping to be helped. All those touchpoints with the families create communities through fresh food,” says Brighter Bites co-founder Lisa Helfman.

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  • White meat no healthier than red meat when it comes to “bad cholesterol”

    White meat no healthier than red meat when it comes to “bad cholesterol”

    Published: August 05, 2019

    If you’re a steak lover who begrudgingly orders chicken for health reasons, read on. White meat has long been considered more beneficial than red meat, especially in terms of reducing cardiovascular risk. But a recent study challenges these claims.

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  • The 100 coolest people in food and drink

    The 100 coolest people in food and drink

    Published: July 26, 2019

    Inspired by the hugely successful Tech 100, Business Insider is launching its first ever Food 100 — a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the world of food and drink, with a particular focus on Europe and North America.

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  • Foods Seniors Should Be Eating and Foods to Avoid

    Published: July 21, 2019

    Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, did an interview on KTRH Radio on what foods seniors should be eating and what types of food they may want to avoid.

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  • Dairy groups push coffee in schools to boost milk consumption

    Dairy groups push coffee in schools to boost milk consumption

    Published: July 17, 2019

    A dairy group gave a North Dakota school a $5,000 grant to buy an espresso machine that uses 530 gallons of milk per year...all so more milk can be consumed. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics discourages caffeine consumption among children, citing potentially harmful effects on developing bodies.

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  • UTHealth: Pérez Receives $1.38 Million Grant to Study Youth and Young Adult Initiation of Tobacco Use

    UTHealth: Pérez Receives $1.38 Million Grant to Study Youth and Young Adult Initiation of Tobacco Use

    Published: July 11, 2019

    Dr. Adriana Pérez, a professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at UTHealth School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Austin campus, has received a $1.38 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study changing patterns of tobacco use in U.S. youth and young adults.

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  • Best Drinks to Stay Hydrated

    Best Drinks to Stay Hydrated

    Published: July 09, 2019

    J. Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, LD, CSCS, was interviewed on FOX 26 Morning Show for a segment about hydration during summer.

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  • Are Low-Fat and Low-Carb Diets Compatible?

    Are Low-Fat and Low-Carb Diets Compatible?

    Published: July 05, 2019

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO combine a low-fat diet and a low-carbohydrate diet into one healthy eating regimen? Are the two diets – which experts say can both be effective for weight loss – compatible? Or, like oil and water, do the two diets not mix well?

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