August 30, 2014

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  • Can Your Diet Save Your Sight?

    Can Your Diet Save Your Sight?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    There has been much interest in the role of nutrition in eye health, which has generated hundreds of studies in recent years—and many promising leads. Here, we look behind the eye-health claims made for a variety of foods and supplements.

  • Whole Grains: The 10-to-1 Rule

    Whole Grains: The 10-to-1 Rule

    by Berkeley Wellness

    The U.S. Dietary Guidelines advise that at least half your daily grain intake be whole grains. That’s easier said than done, in part because it can be hard to identify truly “whole grain” foods. This rule can help you quickly calculate.

  • Faux Fruit

    Faux Fruit

    by Edward Blonz, M.S., Ph.d.

    Beware of fake fruit masquerading as real fruit in cereals and other foods. Fruit may be pictured enticingly on the package, but the fruit inside may be sugar-sweetened gobs of flour with flavoring, colorings and other additives.

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