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1. Dietitians raise concerns about cooking with coconut oil

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 30, 2015

Coconut oil has made a comeback and while chefs may love the flavor and texture, dietitians caution it has the highest amount of saturated fat of all of the oils. Registered dietitian nutritionist Karen Johnson said coconut oil does not have the heart-health benefits other oils offer, can raise both good and bad cholesterol levels and does not help with weight loss. Duluth News Tribune (Minn.) (04/28)

2. Calorie count formula is flawed for some foods, experts say

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 29, 2015

The formula for determining how many calories are in food may be flawed and assign too many calories to some proteins, nuts and high-fiber products, experts say. Rachel Carmody, a researcher at the University of California at San Francisco, said it would be a huge undertaking to change the system and could affect consumer confidence. The USDA's David Klurfeld said it may be better to just revise calorie counts on select foods to give people a better gauge of how much they are eating. New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (04/27)

3. Tomato roasted Brussels sprouts

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 29, 2015

This easy side dish is a new take on roasted Brussels sprouts. My Whole Food Life

4. Lighter chicken Marsala with tomatoes and basil

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 30, 2015

This lighter version of chicken Marsala has loads of flavor. A Spicy Perspective

5. Don't miss last month's most popular recipes

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 01, 2015

Here were the most popular recipes in April:

6. "Broga" caters to men who want a more physical yoga class

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 27, 2015

"Broga" is a form of yoga that caters to men, with routines that are more physical and less spiritual but still work to improve flexibility. Yoga instructor Robert Sidoti created Broga Yoga with the male body in mind. He said the routines rarely include deep bending or twisting but do offer a high-intensity interval training sequence. Reuters (04/27)

7. Hire dietitians to run employee wellness programs, CEO says

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 28, 2015

Hiring a registered dietitian to run an employee wellness program might be a key to its success, writes Family Food CEO Krista Yoder Latortue. She says dietitians are credentialed and have the skills to address nutrition counseling, weight management and physical activity, which are three of the most important components of a wellness program. Huffington Post, The (04/24)

8. Chicken curry fried rice

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 28, 2015

Make a new version of fried rice with this healthy one-pan meal. Jeannette's Healthy Living

9. Asparagus pasta salad with creamy peanut dressing

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 27, 2015

You know you need another way to use asparagus while it's in season. Whip up this tasty Asian-inspired salad. The Lemon Bowl

10. Complex carbs help reduce risk of overeating, RD says

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Apr 28, 2015

Foods that contain simple carbohydrates do not have the fiber needed for satiety and can encourage overeating and fat storage, says registered dietitian Deborah Davis, while complex carbohydrates take longer to digest and keep people fuller so overeating is less likely. Focus on the type of carbohydrate rather than how much to eat, Davis says, and choose such foods as whole fruits, starchy vegetables, whole grains, dairy and beans. Food & Nutrition Magazine online (04/28)

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