In the News: Common Food Ingredient Could be a Carcinogen

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7/20/2013 6:00 AM   :  7 comments   :  10,510 Views

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Common Food Ingredient Could be a Carcinogen
An ingredient that's in everything from cheese to soymilk is coming under fire. Have you even heard of carrageenan? And should you be worried? Today's Dietitian

Your Veggie Burger: Is It Healthy?
Sure, veggie burgers are cholesterol-free and usually packed with fiber, but are they "healthy"? What exactly is in a processed veggie burger?  Food Network blog

Blaming the Patient, Then Asking Forgiveness
Facing his own health crisis, a doctor apologizes for judging his unhealthy and overweight patients--and urges other physicians to do the same. NYT

Experts suggest modified activities for obese Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts have banned anyone (kids included) with a BMI of 40 or above from participating in the group's quadrennial National Scout Jamboree. Should they have offered alternative activities, as some experts are suggesting? USA Today

In Health-Conscious Denver, Limits on Group Exercise
Denver is cracking down on commercial activity in public spaces--specifically group workouts in parks. Do you agree or disagree with the decision? Instructors say they permits the city is offering will drive them out of business. NYT


Why Do You Pig Out After You Work Out? Do you head home from the gym with good intentions, only to dive face-first into a bag of chips? Do you struggle with post-exercise overeating? Find out why. FITNESS magazine

50 Things to Grill in Foil
If you like to grill, you'll love this roundup of dozens of foods you can cook in foil packets. Spicy scallions or steamed mussels, anyone? Bonus: almost no mess to clean up! Food Network

Supplements Called Risky Are Destroyed
The manufacturer of two sports supplements the FDA had warned about has voluntarily destroyed the products. Have you tried these products? NYT

My Top 10 Mud Run Tips
Thinking of trying a mud run? Don't miss these tips from someone who got down and dirty. Fit Bottomed Girls

Lose Stress at Work: 4 Things to Try Today
Keep your cool at work with these easy, effective tips. mEquilibrium

Is Your Cellphone Ruining Your Fitness?
Your cellphone can help or harm your workout efforts. How can you keep technology working for you and not against you? Women's Health

Desk jobs can be killers, literally
You likely have heard the news that sitting isn't good for you. This is another story about why standing beats sitting--especially on the job. Washington Post
 
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