This week: calcium shocker, coconut water, brown-bag tips, cooking with booze, and the merits of moderation

My nomination for most confusing nutrition story of the week was definitely the U.S. Preventive Task Force announcement that calcium and vitamin D were no longer recommended for the prevention of osteoporosis in older women.  See the Quick and Dirty Blog for my take on their findings–and what to do about them.

In this week’s Nutrition Diva newsletter, I have some nitrate-free options for brown baggers.  I also chatted with Patti Neighmond of NPR’s Morning Edition about the coconut water craze and cleared up some common misconceptions about cooking with alcohol on the What’s Cooking Blog.  Finally, in this week’s Nutrition Diva podcast, we take a closer look at why falling off your diet is sometimes the healthiest thing you can do!

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