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1. AND, Kraft in talks after RD backlash over logo use

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 24, 2015

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Kraft Foods are talking about how to handle the backlash from registered dietitians and other health advocates over the academy's decision to put its "Kids Eat Right" logo on packages of processed cheese slices. AND spokesman Ryan O'Malley said the academy wants to change perceptions that the seal is a product endorsement, but RDs have asked the organization to end the campaign with Kraft. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (03/23)

2. RD: FODMAP diet's carb restrictions may reduce digestive problems

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 25, 2015

A FODMAP diet may help reduce gastrointestinal problems because it restricts carbohydrates that draw water into the GI tract, which can cause diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas, nutritionist Shanti Lewis writes. The diet can be expensive and difficult to follow, and could lead to changes in gut microflora and nutrient deficiencies, Lewis writes. Baltimore Sun, The (03/24)

3. Cooking method may reduce calories absorbed from rice, study says

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 24, 2015

A method of cooking rice that increases resistant starch concentrations may reduce the calories absorbed by the body by 50% to 60%, according to a study presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting. Researchers said resistant starch does not break down in the small intestine, where carbohydrates turn into glucose and sugars that go into the bloodstream. (03/23)

4. Vodka, gin to get nutritional information on labels

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 23, 2015

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5. RD lists foods to help counter chronic inflammation

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 24, 2015

Chronic inflammation is linked to heart disease, cancer and other conditions, so it's important to determine which foods can promote or reduce it, registered dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth writes. Foods that may reduce inflammation include olive oil, broccoli, salmon, grapes, red onions, tart cherries and blueberries, ginger, turmeric and chia seeds, Largeman-Roth writes. U.S. News & World Report (03/23)

6. Butternut black bean burgers

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 23, 2015

These delicious burgers are loaded with veggies and seasonings. Peas & Crayons

7. Morning glory scones

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 20, 2015

These healthy carrot and raisin scones can be drizzled with the optional glaze for some extra sweetness. Eating Well

8. MIND diet shows promise in lowering odds of Alzheimer's disease

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 19, 2015

Moderately following the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, or MIND, diet was associated with a 35% reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, while close adherence to the diet was associated with a 53% reduced risk, U.S. researchers found. High adherence to either Mediterranean, DASH or MIND diets reduced the odds of getting the disease, but moderate adherence to Mediterranean or DASH diets was not linked to a lower risk. The findings appear in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Medical News Today (03/18)

9. FDA declares genetically modified apples, potatoes as nutritious and safe

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 23, 2015

The FDA tested two types of genetically modified apples and six genetically modified potatoes and found they are safe to eat and nutritionally equivalent to naturally grown varieties. Some of the potatoes and apples were modified to have fewer bruises and less browning, and some potatoes also were engineered to produce less acrylamide, which has been linked to cancer. HealthDay News (03/20)

10. 5-spice tilapia

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 25, 2015

A quick and flavorful glaze puts this tilapia over the top. Eating Well

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