Infinite Blogging

Tales of love, fertility and nourishing food.

BPA in paper receipts July 30, 2010

Filed under: Health,News and Blogs — Annette @ 10:31 am

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072605001.html

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‘Cut down on meat to lose weight’ July 24, 2010

Filed under: Food,Health — Annette @ 5:33 pm

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10726414

 

Memo to raw-milk advocates: Improve information, or get sued July 19, 2010

Filed under: Food,Health — Annette @ 8:07 am

This is one of the most balanced discussions of raw milk I have seen, and comes from a raw milk advocate.

http://www.ethicurean.com/2009/07/20/raw-milk-2/

 

Most Americans Think It’s Others Who Are Unhealthy March 1, 2010

Filed under: Food,Health,News and Blogs — Annette @ 3:39 pm

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.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_95329.html

 

Top 20 Food Trends for 2010

Filed under: Food,Health,Local,News and Blogs — Annette @ 9:29 am

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.

  1. Locally grown produce
  2. Locally sourced meats and seafood
  3. Sustainability
  4. Bite-size/mini desserts
  5. Locally-produced wine and beer
  6. Nutritionally balanced children’s dishes
  7. Half-portions/smaller portion for a smaller price
  8. Farm/estate-branded ingredients
  9. Gluten-free/food allergy conscious
  10. Sustainable seafood
  11. Superfruits (e.g. acai, goji berry, mangosteen, purslane)
  12. Organic produce
  13. Culinary cocktails (e.g. savory, fresh ingredients)
  14. Micro-distilled/artisan liquor
  15. Nutrition/health
  16. Simplicity/back to basics
  17. Regional ethnic cuisine
  18. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char, barramundi)
  19. Newly fabricated cuts of meat (e.g. Denver steak, pork flat iron, Petite Tender)
  20. Fruit/vegetable children’s side items
 

Mom’s diet may alter infant’s allergies February 25, 2010

Filed under: Fertility,Food,Health,News and Blogs — Annette @ 2:25 pm

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.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_95531.html

 

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food February 12, 2010

Filed under: Food,Health,Local,News and Blogs — Annette @ 8:56 am