Items Tagged ‘UCLA Center for Human Nutrition’

Are raw foods safe to eat?

March 12, 2018

Are raw foods safe to eat?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Vegetables, fruits and nuts are loaded with nutrition and vitamins. Because they are raw, none of the vitamins get lost during cooking. But are there raw foods we should avoid? The main concern with eating raw (uncooked or unpasteurized) foods is food poisoning. Pasteurization is a process that uses heat to destroy bacteria in foods. […]

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Tags: E. coli, foodborne bacteria, foodborne illness, listeria, nutrition, raw foods, salmonella, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, uncooked, unpasteurized, vitamins


Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

February 8, 2018

Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program at UCLA Health, […]

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Tags: BMI, body composition, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fat, healthy diet, nutrition, obesity, overweight, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight, weight loss


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


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