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Archive for the ‘Meal Preparation’ Category

Healthy School Lunches Required

Childhood obesity among Americans is reaching epic proportions, such that about a third of US kids are either overweight or obese, and about a quarter of young adults are too fat to enlist in the army. To address this public health problem new federal nutrition standards have been set to limit calories and sodium while increasing servings of fruit and vegetables in school lunches. Michelle Obama has also prioritized childhood obesity on the national agenda, and with her “Let’s Move!” initiative she has encouraged schools and healthcare professionals to get children to eat well and be more active. The USDA’s […]

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Eating Healthy Carbs

Many people avoid eating carbohydrates (carbs) as part of a weight loss plan, believing that these can contribute to weight gain. However, nutrition experts cite some reasons why carbohydrates should remain as part of a healthy, balanced diet. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that people who consumed a very low carbohydrate diet (consisting of 20 – 40 grams of carbs daily) experienced more depression, anxiety and anger compared to people who ate a low-fat, high-carb diet. Researchers suggest that carbohydrates promote serotonin production, which has the effect of feeling good. A study from Tufts University […]

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Antibiotics can Make You Fat

Non-organic farmers have been using a feeding trick for decades which involves the use of antibiotics to enhance the growth of animals like cows, turkey, chicken, and pigs. Now scientists have found out that the same antibiotics used to fatten up livestock could be causing people to grow fat, too. Researchers led by Ilseung Cho, MD, MS assistant professor of medicine and gastroenterology at New York University School of Medicine, report that by using antibiotics they can manipulate the population of intestinal bacteria and alter how they metabolize certain nutrients. He states that antibiotics have the ability to kill beneficial […]

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Anti-Hunger Ingredient Being Developed

Carsten Huettermann, Ph.D. reports that a new version of a food additive called methyl cellulose is being scientifically developed as a satiety ingredient in foods such as yogurt, fruit shakes, and smoothies. This”anti-hunger” ingredient is a white powder that dissolves in cold water to form a thick solution and turns into a gelatin-like material upon heating. Consuming it would make people feel full longer and ease the craving to eat. Methyl cellulose is a food additive that provides a pleasant texture and holds together other ingredients in various food products like baked goods, savory snacks and ready-to-eat meals. Huettermann explains […]

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Why Eat Raw Foods?

Experts from Harvard University reveal that cooking food can increase the amount of calories the body absorbs. Richard Wrangham, Ph.D., a Harvard professor says that cooking food increases our food-energy surplus and helps release some nutrients in food. But cooking ‘predigests’ food so the body does not have to burn many calories breaking it down, according to Rachel Carmody, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard and lead author of the study. Chewing raw food makes one eat more slowly and releases a satiety hormone called cholecystokinin and lowers levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, as shown by a study […]

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