Items Tagged ‘healthy eating’

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

March 10, 2019

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

By uclahealth uclahealth

A healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is especially important for children because it supports the rapid physical growth and brain development occurring throughout childhood. Benefits of eating healthy The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrition and health are closely linked. Poor nutrition and lower levels of physical activity […]

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Tags: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating habits, healthy eating, healthy foods, healthy snacks, nutrition, obesity, vegetables


Ask the Doctors - Is soda bad for your bones?

July 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is soda bad for your bones?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I was informed several years ago that carbonated drinks weaken bones, leaching the calcium from them. Is this true? What would be considered an acceptable amount for a teenager or woman past menopause?  Would carbonated spring water be better? Sodas are ubiquitous in our society.  Even schools sell them.  Further, both parents and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone health, carbonation, Dr. Robert Ashley, healthy eating, nutrition, sodas


Ask the Doctors - Does it really matter if my kids don't eat vegetables?

May 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does it really matter if my kids don’t eat vegetables?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

We wish we could reassure you and say it’ll all be OK, but studies have long been clear on the matter. What your kids eat now will shape their health for years – and maybe decades – to come. Poor eating habits have caused a spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. Today, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fruits and vegetables, healthy eating, parenting


Plan ahead to beat holiday weight gain

January 14, 2018

Plan ahead to beat holiday weight gain

By uclahealth uclahealth

Holiday time means breaking bread with loved ones and enjoying sweet gifts from well-meaning neighbors and co-workers. But those indulgences can add up. In fact, American adults will gain an average of one pound during the holiday season. One pound might not seem like much, but over the years those pounds add up, creating a […]

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Tags: diet, diet myths, exercise, healthy eating, holiday weight gain, nutrition, nutrition plan, physical activity


How does food influence chronic inflammation?

October 1, 2017

How does food influence chronic inflammation?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Eating the right foods can help you avoid chronic inflammation, a process in the body that can lead to health problems such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma and some forms of cancer. What is inflammation? “Inflammation is a part of our immune response,” says Zhaoping Li, MD, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, chronic inflammation, clinical nutrition, healthy eating, inflammation, MD, nutrition, overconsumption, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Zhaoping Li


Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

June 2, 2017

Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

College students coming home for the summer can be faced with a rude awakening when it comes to health and nutrition. Whether they’ve gained the “freshman 15” or realized that off-campus exercise takes planning, many find that life outside the school year can pose unexpected challenges. Miranda Westfall, program manager and clinic dietitian at the […]

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Tags: college, college students, cooking, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitican, diets, eating healthy, exercise, healthy eating, Miranda Westfall


We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

March 24, 2017

We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, healthy eating, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension, nutrition, Salt, sodium, wellness


How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

December 14, 2016

How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A holiday celebration just isn’t complete without the food. Let’s face it: family meals, office parties, and holiday reunions scattered throughout the month mean we’ll all have the opportunity to eat, eat, and eat some more. And there lies the challenge: how do we avoid the trap of a month of overeating? Overeating can be […]

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Tags: calories, dietitian, eating, Erin Morse, healthy eating, healthy holidays, holidays, overeating, physical activity, registered dietitian


Kiwi the super fruit: Good nutrition comes in small packages

May 19, 2016

Kiwi the super fruit: Good nutrition comes in small packages

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Vijaya Surampudi MD, MS When it comes to fruit, we often go with what we know: apples, oranges, bananas, berries and such. However, there are many fruits that are popular in Asian and European countries that may not be as regularly consumed in the United States and deserve their shot at our tables. Take […]

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Tags: Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fruits, healthy eating, kiwifruit, Nutrient, super fruit, superfruit, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight loss, weight management


I am forever grateful for my experience at UCLA

April 27, 2016

I am forever grateful for my experience at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

Kallista’s Story I had been overweight since I was 18 years old. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 30, I was nearly 230 pounds. I had high blood pressure, fertility issues, and could not sleep well. It didn’t help that I ate whatever I wanted and did […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, fertility issues, healthy eating, high blood pressure, overweight, patient stories, sleeping issues, Sleeve Gastrectomy, UCLA Bariatrics, weight loss surgry