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Column: Top five slick food myths you probably don’t know

This week, columnist Nonie De Long looks at the top five food myths, which includes thoughts on just how important breakfast is

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Last week we started learning about some of the slick food myths the food industry and regulatory bodies, including the dietetic profession, has perpetuated. We looked at five of the 10 top food myths and today we’ll cover the top five. The question that spearheaded this list came from Maya and today we’ll get to her query about whether breakfast is as essential as we’ve been told or whether fasting might be better. If you missed

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7 Unhealthy Nutrients for Longevity to Limit Daily

Even good-for-you nutrients, such as folic acid and iron, shouldn’t be eaten in excess as you age.

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Healthy eating and healthy aging go hand in hand: The more nutrient-dense foods you pile on your plate (paired with other good-for-you habits like regular exercise and stress management), the greater your likelihood of longevity.

But eating ​certain​ nutrients in excess can increase your odds of developing some chronic diseases and aggravate your ability to age gracefully.

Avoid the potential damage and live longer by limiting these seven nutrients.

Excessive sugar can sabotage your health, especially as you

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Why palm oil’s widespread prevalence in Asian food industry makes it irreplaceable for now

Despite its poor reputation in the west​ due to sustainability concerns, palm oil is one of the most common food products used in the APAC F&B industry, penetrating almost every possible sector from bakery to snacks to beverages.

According to edible oils brand Mewah, at present the use of palm oil is extremely widespread both geographically and in terms of applications, so much so that completely replacing it at this juncture would be a near-impossible attempt.

“Palm oil is currently consumed by over three billion people in some 150 countries [and] virtually every sector within the Asian food industry is

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Nutrition and Diet | MUSC

Introduction

Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Healthy eating patterns (along with regular physical activity) can help people achieve and maintain good health.

Below are a few resources to assist in finding the healthiest eating patterns that work for you.

Build a Healthy Eating Style with help from the USDA’s MyPlate series of resources.

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Evaluate Your Nutrition and Diet Habits – Complete Survey for a Chance to Win a MUSC Promotional Prize 

Share your story with us on what you already do that contributes to your nutritional well-being and

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The Worst Eating Habits Americans Need To Avoid Now, Say Dietitians

Some say it takes 60 days to break a habit, and we all know exactly which ones come to mind when we think of the habits we’d like to break. Whether it’s a habit that has to do with your fitness routine, how much time you spend on your phone, or perhaps some pesky eating habits, we all have the power to break them if that’s what we truly wish.

When it comes to eating habits, how do you know which ones are best to break? We talked with Laura Burak, MS, RD, author of Slimdown with Smoothies, and

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