People often are not aware of how many calories they are getting from liquids -- including coffee, energy drinks and alcohol -- which Katie Warwick, a dietitian at Toronto Western Hospital, calls a "huge problem." Liquids do not make the body feel as full as food, so people often consume the extra calories without cutting back on eating. Study data show that simply reducing beverage calories can have a significant effect on weight loss.
Nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health say the federal government's MyPlate icon is too simplistic, so they have created their own "Healthy Eating Plate" that adds details to help people make good food choices. The Harvard plate modifies the whole-grain and protein sections, recommends water over dairy and emphasizes the importance of healthy oils.
A German study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that children who were given formula for the first few months of life had no differences in body mass index at age 10 compared with those who were exclusively breast-fed as infants. The researchers said previous studies showed some formulas were linked to low weight gain at 1 year, but the current findings indicate no long-term consequences.
December corn settled at $7.145 per bushel on Friday, up 0.5 cent, on the Chicago Board of Trade. September light sweet crude declined by 34 cents to end at $85.38 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. August denatured ethanol closed at $2.785 per gallon, up 0.8 cent on the CBOT.
Corn for March delivery settled at $6.7375 per bushel Tuesday, down 1 cent, on the Chicago Board of Trade. March light sweet crude fell by 0.6%, to $86.94 per barrel, on the New York Mercantile Exchange.