Diet http://kunc.org en Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet http://kunc.org/post/rethinking-fat-case-adding-some-your-diet Remember the fat-free boom that swept the country in the 1990s? Yes, we know from the Salt readers who took our informal <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/22/292389447/remember-fat-free-mania-take-our-survey">survey</a> that lots of you tried to follow it. And gave up.<p>"I definitely remember eating fat-free cookies, fat–free pudding, fat-free cheese, which was awful," Elizabeth Stafford, an attorney from North Carolina, told us in the survey.<p>Back then, she avoided all kinds of foods with fat: cheese, eggs, meat, even nuts and avocados. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:31:00 +0000 55046 at http://kunc.org Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom http://kunc.org/post/why-we-got-fatter-during-fat-free-food-boom If you want to trace Americans' fear of fat, the place to start is the U.S. Senate, during the steamy days of July 1976.<p>That's when Sen. George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention to the links between diet and disease.<p>And what was the urgency? The economy was booming, and many Americans were living high on the hog. A 1954 Capitol Hill restaurant menu offers a glimpse of what lunch looked like then: steak with claret sauce, buttered succotash and pineapple cheesecake. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:27:00 +0000 54985 at http://kunc.org Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet? http://kunc.org/post/was-2013-really-year-paleo-diet Google Trends has released its <a href="http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts?zg=full" target="_blank">annual Zeitgeist list</a> so that we can mull over the burning questions of the day.<p>And this year, the most googled diet was the paleo diet. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:57:00 +0000 53144 at http://kunc.org Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet? The New Wheat Behind Whole Grain White Bread http://kunc.org/post/new-wheat-behind-whole-grain-white-bread <p>A new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the fluffiness of white bread with whole grain nutrition.</p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 52957 at http://kunc.org The New Wheat Behind Whole Grain White Bread Are Chefs On Competitive Diets Good Public Health Messengers? http://kunc.org/post/are-chefs-competitive-diets-good-public-health-messengers Let's face it: In the popular imagination, the <a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/sculpture-of-stereotypical-italian-chef-proof-of-p,28227/">stereotypical chef</a> has a large gut protruding from under his white double-breasted coat. And that stereotype is often accurate — by <a href="http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/05/25/fat-chefs-tre-wilcox-has-words-you">some estimates</a>, 70 percent of chefs in the U.S. are overweight. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:23:00 +0000 50080 at http://kunc.org Are Chefs On Competitive Diets Good Public Health Messengers?