Allison Aubrey http://nhpr.org en Why All Fat Is Not Created Equal http://nhpr.org/post/why-all-fat-not-created-equal Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>All right, that story on that came to us from NPR's Allison Aubrey who joins us in the studio now. And, Allison, Elizabeth, right there at the end sounded very relieved to be eating fat again, a burger.<p>ALLISON AUBREY, BYLINE: That's right. She did.<p>GREENE: And, yeah, and I'm wondering does this mean that we can bring back the burgers? Bring back the bacon? Would make me very happy.<p>AUBREY: Ah-ha. That's what you're looking for here. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:18:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 45895 at http://nhpr.org Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover http://nhpr.org/post/companies-tap-celebrity-power-extreme-vegetable-makeover Marketing to kids may have gotten a bad rap in the past. Especially since children have been the target of so much junk food advertising.<p>But it's a new day.<p>Increasingly, companies are seeing profits pushing ultra-healthy stuff. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 45099 at http://nhpr.org Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care? http://nhpr.org/post/almost-500-foods-contain-yoga-mat-compound-should-we-care That compound found in commercially baked bread — yep, the one that's in yoga mats, too — is in the news again.<p>A <a href="http://www.ewg.org/release/yoga-mat-chemical-found-nearly-500-foods">report</a> from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to Wonder Bread.<p>As you may recall, the sandwich chain Subway got a lot of attention a few weeks back when it announced its plans to remove this compound — which is used to improve dough and maintain bread texture — fro Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:56:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 44662 at http://nhpr.org Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care? Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says http://nhpr.org/post/eat-plants-and-prosper-longevity-go-easy-meat-study-says Americans who ate a diet rich in animal protein during middle age were significantly more likely to die from cancer and other causes, compared with people who reported going easy on foods such as red meat and cheese, fresh research suggests.<p>The <a href="http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131%2814%2900062-X">study,</a> published Tuesday in the journal <em>Cell Metabolism</em>, was based on an analysis of data from <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm">NHANES</a>, an ongoing federally funded study that surveys Americans about their eating habits and behaviors.<p>In thi Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 44558 at http://nhpr.org Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says With New Food Labels, Back Of The Box Gets A Makeover http://nhpr.org/post/new-food-labels-back-box-gets-makeover Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>We've been hearing about the Food and Drug Administration's proposed makeover of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the box on food packages that tells us how much fat, sodium and other things are a product. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 44279 at http://nhpr.org Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks http://nhpr.org/post/nutrition-labels-get-long-overdue-tweaks If you're perplexed about how to make healthy choices when you're shopping for food, you're not alone. We've all puzzled over a food label that was confusing and hard to follow.<p>But some help may be on the way, as I <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/02/25/282589156/new-food-label-aims-to-make-healthy-decisions-easier">reported</a> on <em>All Things Considered</em> Tuesday.<p>The nutrition facts panel, which is required on all packaged foods, is about to get a makeover. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:28:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 44181 at http://nhpr.org Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks For The Love Of Oysters: How A Kiss From The Sea Evokes Passion http://nhpr.org/post/love-oysters-how-kiss-sea-evokes-passion Question: Which of these foods are said to stir passion? An oyster, and avocado or a turnip? (Scroll down to the bottom for the answer.)<p>One of these, at least, is a gimme. The stories linking oysters and other shellfish to lust go back to at least the ancient Greeks.<p>Think of the image of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, rising out of the sea from the half-shell.<p>"There's something primal about eating oysters," says oyster-lover MJ Gimbar. He describes them as creamy and velvety. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 43613 at http://nhpr.org For The Love Of Oysters: How A Kiss From The Sea Evokes Passion You May Be Eating More Sugar Than You Realize And That's Bad http://nhpr.org/post/you-may-be-eating-more-sugar-you-realize-and-thats-bad Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Sugar, we all know from early childhood that it's not the best thing to eat, although most of us love it. But a new study hits home why researchers have found that too much of a sweet tooth can be really bad for our hearts. Still, limiting sugar is sometimes easier said than done, because it's added to so many foods we eat. And some of us, even without realizing it, eat an entire day's worth of sugar before we ever leave the house in the morning.<p>NPR's Allison Aubrey joins us to talk about how much sugar can creep into our breakfast. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:14:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 43015 at http://nhpr.org Long John Silver's Throws Trans Fats Overboard http://nhpr.org/post/long-john-silvers-throws-trans-fats-overboard Long John Silver's has gained some notoriety in the past for serving up what the food police dubbed the most unhealthful meal in America. (aka <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/02/198006557/heart-attack-on-a-hook-meet-americas-worst-restaurant-meal">heart attack on a hook.</a>)<p>But the fast-food chain is out to change its reputation. One step in this new direction: a quick transition from partially hydrogenated oils that contain bedeviled trans fats. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:24:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 42257 at http://nhpr.org More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills http://nhpr.org/post/more-signs-mediterranean-diet-helps-prevent-cardiovascular-ills There's fresh evidence that a Mediterranean diet can help cut the risk of <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/">atherosclerosis</a>, a disease caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. <br /> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:27:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 42250 at http://nhpr.org More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills Let Them Eat Sandwiches: USDA Eases School Lunch Restrictions http://nhpr.org/post/let-them-eat-sandwiches-usda-eases-school-lunch-restrictions After the the school lunch program was overhauled in 2012 to curb childhood obesity, lots of kids began complaining that lunches were too skimpy.<p>Why? Because in some cases, schools had to limit healthy foods — such as sandwiches served on whole-grain bread or salads topped with grilled chicken — due to restrictions the U.S. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 41224 at http://nhpr.org Study: Organic Milk Contains More Healthy Fatty Acids http://nhpr.org/post/study-organic-milk-contains-more-healthy-fatty-acids Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Say you're at the store, and you reach into the dairy case. There's organic milk, or you could go for the regular. There's a big difference in price. So is there any reason to pay more? Well, fresh research published in the journal PLoS ONE could help you make up your mind. NPR's food and health correspondent Allison Aubrey joins us to talk about it. And Allison, what are the results from this new study?<p>ALLISON AUBREY, BYLINE: Hi there, Melissa. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 39906 at http://nhpr.org Fresh Research Finds Organic Milk Packs In Omega-3s http://nhpr.org/post/fresh-research-finds-organic-milk-packs-omega-3s While milk consumption <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1118789/err149.pdf">continues to fall</a> in the U.S., sales of organic milk are on the rise. And now organic milk accounts for about 4 percent of total fluid milk consumption.<p>For years, organic producers have claimed their milk is nutritionally superior to regular milk. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 39872 at http://nhpr.org Fresh Research Finds Organic Milk Packs In Omega-3s Fast Food Workers Rally Across Country For Better Pay http://nhpr.org/post/fast-food-workers-rally-across-country-better-pay Workers rallied in 100 cities on Thursday to raise awareness for increasing pressure to raise wages. The push comes as 19 cities and states already raised minimum wages. A report from Berkeley economists finds the low-wage fast food jobs are costing taxpayer billions of dollars in public assistance — everything from food stamps to Medicaid. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:47:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 39665 at http://nhpr.org Easy As Pie: Master The Art Of The Perfect Crust http://nhpr.org/post/easy-pie-master-art-perfect-crust Those of us slaving over pecan and pumpkin pies ahead of Thanksgiving already know that pie-making season is decidedly in full swing. And on a segment for <em>Morning Edition </em>airing Thursday, host David Greene and I discuss the best advice for pie-making newbies. Really, it comes down to this:<p>Baking is not like cooking a stew or soup. Bakers can't take as many liberties — adding a pinch of this or that.<p>Baking requires more precision. And perhaps it's a pursuit better suited for the rule-followers of the world, who are happy to simply follow the recipe. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:05:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 39240 at http://nhpr.org Easy As Pie: Master The Art Of The Perfect Crust