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Your Day in Health: September 18

Americans only eat three types of vegetables, a study shows. Are you guilty?

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Your Day in Health: September 18

Americans only eat three types of vegetables, a study shows. Are you guilty?

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MEDICAL DAILY: AMERICANS ONLY EAT 3 TYPES OF VEGETABLES

“You might want to blame your parents.” Read full story.

NPR: As Grapefruit Withers Away, Americans Lose Touch With The Superfood

“Back in its heyday, the average American ate almost 25 pounds of it a year; now, that number is closer to 5.” Read full story.

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NY TIMES: Bigger Plates And Servings Mean People Eat More

“Adults consistently selected and ate more when larger portions or larger tableware was presented, but children did not. The effect was apparent in both men and women, in people who were overweight and in those trying to diet. The experiments were conducted on single days, but the effect was so great that the authors estimate that if similar reductions in portions, packages and tableware could be consistently achieved over time, average daily energy intake would decrease by between 8.5 percent and 13.5 percent in Britain, and even more in the United States.” Read full story.

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AP: Another Food Fight? Congress Mulls School Meal Standards

“Congress is deciding whether it wants another pitched battle with first lady Michelle Obama and the administration over school lunches that put more whole grains in kids' meals and cut salty foods.” Read full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PROTECT YOUR MIND

“Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits.” Read full story.

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