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Cheesy meal to represent Protein Leverage Hypothesis  

Term of the Day: Protein Leverage Hypothesis  

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 6, 2023

The protein leverage hypothesis says that we are naturally driven to seek out protein and keep eating until our daily protein needs are met.

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Ultraprocessed Foods Versus the Planet

By Sarah Kolvas / March 7, 2023

It’s not just our health that suffers when ultraprocessed foods are consumed too liberally, but also the health of our planet.

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Healthy lunch meal to replace processed foods in children's diets

Processed Foods in Children’s Diets

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 13, 2022

Researchers reported that 70% of the foods that third- and fourth-grade students were bringing from home were highly processed foods.

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Donut to represent ultraprocessed food

Ultraprocessed Food and Heart Disease

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 14, 2022

A study showed a greater risk for coronary artery disease in adults who consumed more servings per day of ultraprocessed food.

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Ultraprocessed Foods Hurt Nutrition in Kids

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

About 67% of daily calories come from ultraprocessed foods in American youths ages 2 to 19, according to a recent analysis.

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Low Water Intake and Ultraprocessed Foods

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / November 9, 2021

The more ultraprocessed foods you eat, the more likely your fluid levels will be redlining from lower water intake, according to a study.

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Store aisle with ultraprocessed foods

Term of the Day: Ultraprocessed Foods

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / August 9, 2021

Ultraprocessed foods undergo industrial procedures and are combined with one or more ingredients to alter taste, texture and shelf life.

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