Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1076/all en Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? The Health Side Effects of Energy Drinks http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/energy_crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Energy Crisis </div> </div> </div> <p>How much would you pay for a drink that promises to revitalize your mind and body, elevate your energy or give you the focus you need to cross every item off your to-do list? Catching a third wind is priceless, which is why energy-drink sales are in the billions each year. But there may be a hidden cost. </p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July/August 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/10_common_energy_drink_ingredients">10 Common Energy Drink Ingredients: What You Need to Know</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/4_natural_energy_boosters_what_to_eat_and_drink_for_more_energy_naturally">4 Natural Energy Boosters: What to Drink and Eat for More Energy, Naturally</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/behind_the_buzz_how_much_caffeine_is_in_energy_drinks">Behind the Buzz: How Much Caffeine is in Energy Drinks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/eatingwell_energy_drink.html">EatingWell Energy Drink</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/eatingwell_energy_bar.html">EatingWell Energy Bars</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/energy_crisis#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. July/August 2013 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:29:38 +0000 Sarah Hoff 278050 at http://www.eatingwell.com 10 Health Lessons Learned http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/10_health_lessons_learned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What We’ve Learned </div> </div> </div> <p>The first widely read nutrition study was published in 1872 in the <em>British Medical Journal</em>. Back then, researchers produced nutrition studies slowly, publishing fewer than five (and sometimes just one) a year. Today it’s a completely different story. In 2011, more than 16,000 nutrition studies were released in peer-reviewed scientific journals. It’s no wonder our understanding of nutrition is always expanding and shifting. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen new perspectives emerge regarding everything from fat to food sensitivities.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out how nutrition science has evolved in the past decade. 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July/August 2012 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:29:48 +0000 Erin McCormick 110513 at http://www.eatingwell.com Cherry Nutrition Benefits http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/cherry_nutrition_benefits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Choose Cherries </div> </div> </div> <p>Sweet or sour, cherries are bursting with nutrition. Find out how these petite stone fruits can help improve your health, from a better night’s rest to a trimmer tummy to managing gout.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn about the health benefits of cherries, from a better night&#039;s rest to a trimmer tummy to managing certain diseases. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/cherries_07calendar.jpg?1335378990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2012 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/exploring_michigan_cherry_farms_new_cherry_recipes%20">Exploring Michigan Cherry Farms: New Cherry Recipes for Sweet and Sour Cherries</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/sweet_cherry_recipes">Sweet Cherry Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/foods_that_fight_pain">Foods That Fight Pain</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/4_foods_to_boost_your_workout">4 Foods to Boost Your Workout</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/20_tips_for_a_better_nights_sleep">20 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/free_downloads/healthy_summer_recipes">Download a FREE Cookbook with Our Best Summer Recipes!</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/cherry_nutrition_benefits#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. May/June 2012 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:53:51 +0000 Nifer 79070 at http://www.eatingwell.com How Whey Protein Can Help You Get Lean http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_whey_protein_can_help_you_get_lean <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whey L­­eaner </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Can a little whey help you weigh less?</strong> Protein is great for dieters—compared to carbohydrates and fat, it keeps you feeling fuller longer. Now new research published in the <em>Journal of Nutrition</em> shows that the protein in dairy may give you an extra edge if you’re looking to get leaner.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New research shows that whey protein can give you an extra edge if you’re trying to lose weight. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/milk_yogurt.jpg?1310649900" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July/August 2011 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Information on Protein &amp; Protein-Packed Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/can_i_get_enough_protein_if_i_eat_a_vegetarian_diet">Can I Get Enough Protein If I Eat a Vegetarian Diet?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/protein_packed_breakfast_recipes">Protein-Packed Breakfast Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/protein_packed_lunch_recipes">Protein-Packed Lunch Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/protein_packed_dinner_recipes">Protein-Packed Dinner Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_whey_protein_can_help_you_get_lean#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. July/August 2011 Recipes & Menus - Yogurt Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:25:20 +0000 Erin McCormick 17529 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your Road Map to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/your_road_map_to_the_2010_dietary_guidelines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America&#039;s New Food Rules </div> </div> </div> <p>Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) update the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which tell us what we <em>should</em> be eating (and inform the food pyramid). The new Dietary Guidelines—released at the end of January 2011—do tell us what to eat more of and what to eat less of, although you have to wade through sometimes murky and confusing government-speak to get the information you need.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 easy rules that could help you live a longer and healthier life. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="150" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/food_guidelines.jpg?1302624179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/food_guidelines_square.jpg?1302624375" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2011 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes to Help You Meet the New Dietary Guidelines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/fresh_salads_and_salad_dressings">Fresh Salads and Salad Dressings</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/5_ingredient_fish_recipes_and_seafood_recipes">5-Ingredient Fish Recipes &amp; 5-Ingredient Seafood Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_whole_grains_recipes">Healthy Whole-Grains Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/low_calorie_dinners_packed_with_produce">Low-Calorie Dinners Packed with Produce </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Health &amp; Wellness Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/eatingwell_in_season/eating_well_by_color">Eating Well by Color</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_reports_information/6_easy_steps_to_lose_10_pounds_healthfully">6 Easy Steps to Lose 10 Pounds Healthfully</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/the_secret_to_better_memory">The Secret To Better Memory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/3_antidotes_to_overeating">3 Antidotes to Overeating</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/your_road_map_to_the_2010_dietary_guidelines#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. May/June 2011 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:57:44 +0000 Sarah Hoff 17138 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Keep Your Weight Loss Going http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/how_to_keep_your_weight_loss_going <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volumize to Slenderize </div> </div> </div> <p>Sometimes bigger really is better. For years, weight-loss experts have recommended eating high-volume, low-calorie foods like soup, salad, fruits and vegetables to help people slim down. Now, a February 2011 <em>Journal of Nutrition</em> study reveals that these same foods—often called “low-energy-density foods” by experts because they deliver a lot of food for only a few calories—may be the key to keeping lost weight from creeping back on.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> High-volume, low-cal foods to keep the weight off. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/soup_0.jpg?1302618570" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2011 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes to Help You Slim Down </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/breakfasts_that_fight_fat">Breakfasts That Fight Fat</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/grab_and_go_whole_grain_breakfasts">Healthy Whole-Grain Breakfasts</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/high_fiber_whole_grain_recipes">High-Fiber Whole-Grain Recipes </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/low_calorie_dinners_packed_with_produce">Low-Calorie Dinners Packed with Produce </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_fruit_desserts">100-Calorie Fruit Desserts</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/soups_and_salads_to_help_you_lose_weight">Soups and Salads to Help You Lose Weight</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Diet &amp; Exercise Tips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_reports_information/boost_fiber_to_slim_down">Boost Fiber to Slim Down</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/8_tips_for_winning_the_food_fight">8 Tips for Winning the Food Fight</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_reports_information/is_your_health_food_really_healthy">Is Your Health Food Really Healthy?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/the_eatingwell_diet/7_steps_to_permanent_weight_loss">7 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/3_antidotes_to_overeating">3 Antidotes to Overeating</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/weight_loss_diet_meal_plan">Weight-Loss Diet Meal Plan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/how_to_keep_your_weight_loss_going#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. May/June 2011 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Weight Loss & Diet Plans Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:36:47 +0000 Sarah Hoff 17136 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are Your Tummy Ills All in Your Head? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/digestive_health/are_your_tummy_ills_all_in_your_head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are Your Tummy Ills All in Your Head? </div> </div> </div> <p>Are your tummy troubles all in your head? Yes. And no. There’s a reason why, when you’re upset, you feel a knot in the pit of your stomach. “The brain and the digestive tract share many of the same nerve connections,” says Douglas A. Drossman, M.D., a gastroenterologist and psychiatrist and co-director of the University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders in Chapel Hill. It’s because, in the womb, the nerves that eventually separate into the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the intestine all have the same beginnings and remain interconnected.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stress may be causing your stomach ache. Find foods to help. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/jesse oatmeal.jpg?1299268912" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <br /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2011 </div> <div class="field-item even"> May/June 1991 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes &amp; Tips to Help Your Stomach </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/digestive_health_recipes">Digestive Health Recipes and Menus</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_yogurt_recipes">Healthy Yogurt Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_benefits_of_probiotics">The Benefits of Probiotics</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/digestive_health/digestive_health_diet_guidelines">Digestive Health Diet Guidelines</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/digestive_health/are_your_tummy_ills_all_in_your_head#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. March/April 2011 May/June 1991 glutfree Diet, Nutrition & Health - Digestive Health Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:09:07 +0000 Erin McCormick 17004 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep after 40 http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_to_get_a_better_night_s_sleep_after_40 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 40 Winks After 40 </div> </div> </div> <p>As if getting a good night’s sleep now versus when you were in your twenties isn’t hard enough, a recent study in <em>Sleep Medicine</em> suggests drinking coffee may be making it worse. Researchers at the University of Montreal examined how caffeine affected sleep quality in 24 men and women ranging in age from 20 to 60 years. Participants were deprived of sleep for 25 hours and then given 200 milligrams of caffeine (roughly the amount in 16 ounces of brewed coffee or four to five 8-ounce cups of tea) before they were allowed to get some shuteye.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New research on the relationship between caffeine and sleep. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/coffee.jpg?1271456266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/health_blog/1_food_that_can_help_you_sleep_and_5_that_might_not">1 food that can help you sleep—and 5 that might not</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit/6_remedies_for_sleep_problems">6 Remedies for Sleep Problems—Do They Work?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/health_perks_of_coffee">Health Perks of Drinking Coffee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/health_benefits_of_tea">Health Benefits of Tea</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit/quick_tips_for_a_healthy_mind_body_spirit">Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body &amp; Spirit</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_aging_recipes">Healthy Aging Recipes and Menus</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/mind_body_spirit_recipes">Healthy Recipes for Mind, Body &amp; Spirit</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_to_get_a_better_night_s_sleep_after_40#comments Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D. May/June 2010 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Diet, Nutrition & Health - Sleep Fri, 16 Apr 2010 21:56:53 +0000 Sarah Hoff 15767 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are Plastics Safe? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/are_plastics_safe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/recycled_plastic_items_310_0.jpg?1272556762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-question"> <div class="field-label">Question:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are Plastics Safe?<br /> Can plastic containers transfer harmful chemicals to foods and drinks?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-answer"> <div class="field-label">Answer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Likely you’re referring to the potential dangers of polycarbonate plastics—often used in reusable water bottles, clear plastic food-storage containers and some baby bottles. Polycarbonates contain bisphenol-A (BPA), an estrogenlike chemical also used in the linings of some food and drink cans. Studies link BPA to the development of precancerous lesions and abnormal development of reproductive systems in animals. While BPA can leach into food and drinks, whether it actually affects human health currently is not known.</p> <p>What is known is that we’re all exposed to plenty of the chemical. In a 2005 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, 95 percent of people screened tested positive for BPA.</p> <p>A study published in early 2008 in <em>Toxicology Letters</em> suggested that hot liquids and foods exacerbate leaching in BPA-containing plastics. When researchers poured boiling water into polycarbonate drinking bottles, it caused up to 55 times more BPA to seep out than room-temperature water had.</p> <p>Consumer concern peaked in April after the National Toxicology Program (part of the National Institutes of Health) issued a draft report noting that, given the current science, the possibility couldn’t be ruled out. In September 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that BPA is safe for adults and children at current exposure levels.</p> <p>Whether washing containers in hot water causes them to break down and release BPA the next time they’re used isn’t clear: only a handful of studies have been conducted, and results are conflicting. While heating these plastics in the microwave hasn’t been studied, it’s not recommended. “We assume there is increased leaching with any kind of heating,” says Anila Jacob, M.D., a senior scientist with the Environmental Working Group.</p> <p><strong>Bottom line:</strong> Manufacturers currently aren’t required to label BPA so there’s no way of knowing if it’s present in the plastics or cans you use. For now, the best way to reduce your exposure is to use stainless steel, glass or plastics labeled “BPA-free.” If you’re not sure about a product, recommends Jacob, call the manufacturer.</p> <p><strong>We&#8217;re fans of the BPA- and phthalate-free <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/kitchen_product_reviews/greener_kitchen_tools">everyday kitchen tools from Preserve Kitchen by Recycline</a>, pictured above. </strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-group-1"><legend>Related Content Group 1</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also of Interest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-label">Related Links 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/7_simple_ways_to_detox_your_diet_and_your_home">7 Simple Ways to Detox Your Diet and Your Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/kitchen_product_reviews/bpa_free_glass_water_bottles">BPA-Free Glass Water Bottles</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/kitchen_product_reviews/9_green_products_for_a_healthy_kitchen">9 Green Products for a Healthy Kitchen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/what_chemicals_are_in_food_simple_solutions_to_avoid_harmful_toxins_in_food">What Chemicals Are in Food? 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July/August 2008 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:16:48 +0000 Nifer 10172 at http://www.eatingwell.com