The doctor crowd has succeeded in scaring the American people away from salt. Heart doctors deserve much of the blame.
Researchers have noted an increase in protection against cardiovascular disease when a little more than one traditional English pint of beer containing about 5 percent alcohol is consumed daily. The findings are similar to what was already known about wine: Drinking about two glasses per day for men or one for women reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 31 percent.
A behavioral study of Boston-area high school students supports the “Twinkie Defense” by providing a link between high levels of consumption of carbonated non-diet soft drinks and violent behavior in teens.
Adults may find it intuitive to choose larger portions of dishes, like salad, and smaller amounts of filling foods, like pasta or meat, when assembling a meal. But do children have the same common sense when it comes to portion sizes?
Maybe you can’t tell a book by its cover, but the jacket of Don’t Let The Kids Drink The Kool-Aid by Marybeth Hicks doesn’t inspire much confidence. On the front jacket, just beneath the book’s title, a youngster lies on a hardwood floor, chin in hands, elbows on floor, contentedly absorbed in watching a Presidential speech on television. And you have to wonder what alternative universe gave birth to that image.
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that people in that State have no “fundamental right” to consume any food, own or use dairy cows or consume the milk their cows produce, without government permission. Wisconsin is one of the most restrictive States in the nation where the consumption of raw milk is concerned.
In a clinical trial, researchers at Tanta University in Egypt and the University of Helsinki in Finland determined when and under what conditions children may benefit the most from a daily dose of vitamin C.
Many individuals make sure to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day in order to obtain an array of potentially cancer-fighting antioxidants. Researchers at Marshall University conducted a study which suggests that walnuts may also help keep cells healthy.
A diet does not have to involve a drastic overhaul of eating habits, as new research reveals that just one portion-controlled meal daily can make a big difference in weight loss over a year.