‘Cut down on meat to lose weight’ July 24, 2010
A European study of almost 400,000 adults found that eating meat was linked with weight gain, even in people taking in the same number of calories.
This is one of the most balanced discussions of raw milk I have seen, and comes from a raw milk advocate.
Most Americans Think It’s Others Who Are Unhealthy March 1, 2010
Despite rising rates of obesity and diabetes, a new survey has found that a majority of Americans believe their health is just fine – it’s everyone else who has the problem.
More than 50 percent of respondents said that other people’s health “was going in the wrong direction.” In contrast, only 17 percent said their own health was going in the wrong direction.
Our food environment is changing. Check out this year’s Top 20 Food Trends, as reported by the National Restaurant Association. Overall, these are really, really good things.
- Locally grown produce
- Locally sourced meats and seafood
- Bite-size/mini desserts
- Locally-produced wine and beer
- Nutritionally balanced children’s dishes
- Half-portions/smaller portion for a smaller price
- Farm/estate-branded ingredients
- Gluten-free/food allergy conscious
- Sustainable seafood
- Superfruits (e.g. acai, goji berry, mangosteen, purslane)
- Organic produce
- Culinary cocktails (e.g. savory, fresh ingredients)
- Micro-distilled/artisan liquor
- Simplicity/back to basics
- Regional ethnic cuisine
- Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char, barramundi)
- Newly fabricated cuts of meat (e.g. Denver steak, pork flat iron, Petite Tender)
- Fruit/vegetable children’s side items
Mom’s diet may alter infant’s allergies February 25, 2010
Eating lots of vegetables and fruits during pregnancy may lower the chance of having a baby with certain allergies, hint study findings from Japan.
Greater intake of green and yellow vegetables, citrus fruit, and veggies and fruits high in beta carotene (generally those colored red and orange) may lessen the risk of having a baby with eczema (itchy, dry, red patched skin), Dr. Yoshihiro Miyake at Fukuoka University and colleagues found.
Foods high in vitamin E, found in some green vegetables, similarly may lessen the risk of having a wheezy infant, they report in the journal Allergy.