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Whether it’s feeling crunched for time or just not hungry, a nationwide survey revealed 50 percent of women say they’ll skip breakfast due to chaotic mornings, and more than a quarter admit to having no appetite in the a.m. hours. In conjunction with Better Breakfast Month, nationally known registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix has teamed up with California Almonds to encourage Americans to change their habits. Taub-Dix is sharing quick and easy ways to make nutritious morning meals and launching a photo challenge.
New consumer research conducted by the Sterling-Rice Group shows that from June 2012 to June 2013, North American consumers’ views of almonds became even more positive across a variety of attributes. This is good news for those attending the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo (IFT) this weekend and looking for ingredients to use more often in their products – particularly those designed to address the ever-growing snacking occasion.
With summer approaching quickly, now is the perfect time to focus more on fitness. Celebrity trainer Chris Powell wants to share his tips on how to get healthy and stay healthy all year long. Along with a new season of the hit ABC show “Extreme Weight Loss” tonight, Powell has released a new book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life” (Hyperion, 2013) and teamed up with California Almonds to share simple workout and snacking tips.
Spring has finally sprung, and it’s the perfect time of year to clean out the pantry and lighten everyday meals with delicious, nutritious ingredients. To celebrate this joyous season, The Healthy Apple blogger and culinary nutritionist Amie Valpone has created a free booklet filled with light recipes and tips for fresh, seasonal dishes that are sure to satisfy appetites without overloading on calories. Illustrated with her beautiful photography, the booklet includes quick breakfast ideas, a full menu for a spring dinner party and satisfying snacks on the go.
While defensive linemen and offensive tackles typically find themselves on opposite sides of the football, former NFL players and current analysts Mike Golic and Matt Light agree that smart snacking is essential to their game-time gatherings.
Food blogger and author Joy Wilson, also known to her readers as Joy the Baker, serves up funny stories and tasty recipes on her lovable website www.JoytheBaker.com and in her “Joy the Baker Cookbook” (Hyperion, 2012). Now in a free, downloadable holiday guide illustrated with her own photography, Wilson provides a range of fun, easy and elegant ideas for a time of year that has her name written all over it.
Whether it’s over-spending or over-eating, it’s easy to get carried away during this time of year, and Skinnygirl entrepreneur and reality television star Bethenny Frankel wants us to snack smart and stay healthy during the holidays. Frankel has teamed up with California Almonds to launch a bi-coastal campaign to share her secrets to snacking success during this holiday season and beyond
A study conducted by scientists from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and released in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) provides a new understanding of almonds’ calorie count, showing that whole almonds provide about 20 percent fewer calories than originally thought.
Nearly 26 million American adults and children have diabetes today and by the year 2025, this condition is projected to affect 438 million worldwide, or 7.8% of the adult population.1,2 One of the first lines of defense in disease management is dietary change, which highlights the significance of two recently published studies. Both suggest that including almonds in the diet may aid individuals with type 2 diabetes in maintaining cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
Findings from a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggest that particular dietary and lifestyle factors are independently associated with long-term weight gain or weight maintenance.2 A recently published study bolsters growing evidence that supports including almonds in the diet for weight management. This research adds a new dimension to the existing research because it highlights the importance of long-term consumption of almonds for weight management.
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