Toronto dietitian and author Liz Pearson has spent March, designated as Nutrition Month, traveling Canada to preach the nutrition benefits of whole grains and dark leafy vegetables. Among her tips for a healthy diet are to eat whole foods -- the way nature provides them -- incorporate good fats, choose complex carbs and eat more beans.
A study of rats that were given high-calorie foods indicates that obesity may be caused by an addiction to those foods that is as potent as addictions to nicotine and other drugs. Researchers found chemical changes in the brains of rats who overindulged, and they said the findings may be useful in treating obesity.
Dr. Michael Aziz's book, "The Perfect 10 Diet, focuses on foods that balance 10 key hormones linked to health and weight. The plan combines aspects of both low- and high-carbohydrate diets and calls for cutting out sugar and certain types of fats.
Fairview Hospital and Heinen's grocery store have teamed up to offer diabetics in the Cleveland area help with creating a healthy diet. Hospital dietitian Peggy Doyle said in-store tours can help diabetics read nutrition labels and choose the right balance of carbohydrates to help maintain glucose control.
The pan-fried noodle dish called yakisoba originated in Japan and has Chinese influences. The sweet sauce is made from condiments and can include ketchup, soy sauce, applesauce and mustard, and other variations are nearly endless.