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Matthew Kadey, MS, RD



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Exercise and eating

Sweat More, Eat Less

July 11, 2020

A recent study from researchers at the Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science has linked working out to helping people eat less, not more.

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Nutrition of fast food

Fast Food Nation

July 10, 2020

Researchers assessed the nutritional quality of food and found that 70% of meals procured at fast-food and casual joints had poor nutritional value.

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Whole grain carbs and diet quality

The Reign of (Whole) Grain

June 8, 2020

People can improve their CQI by substituting foods like whole grains, fruits and legumes for lesser-quality options like sugar-sweetened drinks.

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Lettuce grown in space

Galaxy Greens

June 8, 2020

Lettuce grown on the international space station retained most of its nutritional value, including its antioxidant levels.

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Sweetened drinks and heart health

Take the Bitter With the Sweet

June 8, 2020

A study found that drinking more than 12 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages daily was associated with a higher risk of having high triglyceride levels.

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Food texture impacts perception of nutrition

Healthy Food: Seeing Is Believing

June 8, 2020

Research may provide food producers with an idea of how to change the surface texture of food to alter consumers’ perceptions and encourage healthy eating.

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Food waste

Eat Not, Waste More

May 28, 2020

An updated study found that food waste could be twice as high as previously thought, reaching a staggering 527 calories per day per person.

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Seaweed Salad

The Marine Green for Heart Health

May 1, 2020

If your only idea of seaweed is the slimy stuff that squishes between your toes at low tide, it’s time for a reset. Think of seaweed as waterlogged salad greens—a nutrient-dense gift from the sea that’s ready to infuse mealtime with an umami-briny flavor.

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