Nutrition http://kunc.org en Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach http://kunc.org/post/mind-over-milkshake-how-your-thoughts-fool-your-stomach <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIfhxt0JCok</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:22:00 +0000 Alix Spiegel 55414 at http://kunc.org Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate http://kunc.org/post/boulders-wealth-may-be-factor-lowest-obesity-rate <p>Boulder’s reputation as a healthy city has pushed it to the top nationwide for the lowest obesity rates. The city has come in first for lowest obesity rates every year with the exception of 2009 in a survey conducted by Gallup.</p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:48:47 +0000 Dan Greenwood 55198 at http://kunc.org Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate 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 The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean http://kunc.org/post/full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-may-keep-us-lean I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the fat are bad for our waistlines — that's the assumption.<p>But what if dairy fat isn't the dietary demon we've been led to believe it is? Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:38:00 +0000 54009 at http://kunc.org The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean