Items Tagged ‘nutrition’

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


Eating disorders in adolescents are on the rise: here's how to spot them

March 8, 2019

Eating disorders in adolescents are on the rise: here’s how to spot them

By uclahealth uclahealth

Eating disorders can affect every age, gender, race and socioeconomic group. In youths and young adults, the incidence of eating disorders is more than 5 percent for females and 1 percent for males. You can’t tell from looking at someone that they have an eating disorder. It is important to pay attention to the subtle […]

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Tags: anorexia nervosa, ARFID, Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating, binge eating disorder, brain health, bulimia nervosa, digestive health, eating disorders, heart health, nutrition, pre-teen


Calcium is key to bone health

February 6, 2019

Calcium is key to bone health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Your body needs calcium to make strong, healthy bones — but many children and adults in the United States aren’t getting the calcium they need. Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral, your bones are at risk for osteoporosis when you don’t consume enough calcium from food or supplements. Lack of calcium creates weak, […]

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Tags: blood calcium level, bone health, brittle bones, healthy bones, nutrition, osteoporosis, osteoporosis screening, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

September 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected by diet. In answering the first half of the question, we discussed the two main types of inflammation […]

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Tags: acute inflammation, antioxidants, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer, chronic inflammation, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, nutrition, polyphenols


Ask the Doctors - How exactly does 'inflammation' work?

September 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How exactly does ‘inflammation’ work?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? You’ve asked several pretty big questions so we’re going to answer them in two parts. In this […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, immune system, inflammation, nutrition, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis


August 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take a multivitamin, just to be safe?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Do I really need to take a multivitamin? My sisters are convinced that you can’t get all of the nutrients that you need without one, but it seems to me that as long you’re eating right, you’re covered. Multivitamins are the most widely used supplements in the U.S. It is estimated that between […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, balanced diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy diet, multivitamins, nutrition


Ask the Doctors - Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

July 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved and flavored – since ancient times, largely through salting or smoking. Potassium nitrate and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, food, inflammation, nitrates, nitrites, nutrition


To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat


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 askthedoctors

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 - What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

June 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it? The glycemic index, also referred to as the GI, is a system that rates foods based on how quickly the glucose contained […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood glucose, carbohydrates, diabetes, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, glycemic index, high blood sugar, nutrition