Friday, February 15, 2019 by: Rita Winters Tags: children's health, family diet, family meals, family time, goodfood, mealtime (Natural News) Health does not only involve the physical well-being of a person. It even applies to his social, emotional, and psychological aspects as well. When all these are fulfilled, then an individual is truly healthy. The same goes for children as well — as developing all aspects of well-being is needed to be healthy, especially when this is coupled with time with the family. This is evidenced by a finding stating that children who eat with their families have healthier lives overall, as compared to children who often eat alone. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, shows that the presence of parents and siblings during meal times provides children with sufficient social interaction and productive discussions in order to develop well in all aspects. The study, led by Linda Pagani from the … [Read more...] about The “family diet” is best for kids: Researchers have found that children who consistently ate with their family were healthier and made better lifestyle choices
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Eating high amounts of “ultraprocessed” foods is associated with a greater risk of early death, according to a French study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. But there’s no need to rush to your kitchen to toss out all your processed foods. The increased risk was modest. Furthermore, the study found only a correlation, not a cause-and-effect relationship, between heavily processed foods and early death. As Mathilde Tourvier, one of the study’s authors and an epidemiologist at the University of Paris 13, told a reporter for Agence France-Presse (AFP), “We shouldn’t be alarmist.” The study’s findings, she added, are just a “step in our understanding of the link between ultra-processed food and health.” Still, we need to be paying attention to this kind of research. For, as Tourvier and her co-authors point out in their paper, a growing number of studies are reporting links between the consumption of heavily processed … [Read more...] about Eating high amounts of ‘ultraprocessed’ foods linked to small increased risk of early death
Friday, December 21, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: AGEs, badfood, badhealth, cooking methods, diabetes, diabetes risk, diabetes risk factors, diabetes risk reduction, food preparation methods, food processing, food processing techniques, heat processing, men's health, Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, women's health (Natural News) Preparing foods a certain way can affect their nutrient content, especially vegetables. But did you know that there are cooking methods that can also increase your diabetes risk? According to several Australian studies, which involved researchers from Monash University and the University of Queensland, common food processing techniques are linked to a risk of Type 2 diabetes. These include methods that involve the use of direct heat as a primary treatment source. The results of the studies have determined that the most common heat-based methods of food processing are associated with reduced insulin sensitivity and Type 2 diabetes. … [Read more...] about Common food processing techniques linked to higher risk of Type 2 diabetes
Monday, December 10, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: badfood, badhealth, Contaminated Food, cooking, grocery, microwave dinners, microwave foods, microwave ovens, microwaving, nutrient loss, nutrients, nutrition, phytochemicals, unhealthy food, vitamins (Natural News) There are probably worse ways to ruin the nutritional value of food and, indirectly, your health. But a Green Med Info article warned that there is no faster way to destroy the nutrients in your food than to pop it into a microwave oven. The days of cooking fresh, whole foods on the stove or in the oven seem to be long past. Now, you just pop prepared food into the microwave oven and wait for a few minutes at most. But microwaving doesn’t just heat the food. It also alters the flavor and the texture, turning food rubbery and tasteless and without scent. Still, people put up with these drawbacks because it was convenient, fast, and simple. They were also told that microwave heating does not damage the nutrients in … [Read more...] about Microwaving your food is one of the most damaging things you can do to reduce nutrition
Getty Imagestbralnina There are few things better than digging into a heaping veggie scramble, creamy bowl of oatmeal, or thick stack of pancakes after a long run. While we all have a go-to breakfast food, some areas of the country dig donuts or bacon more than others. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite breakfast foods and determined which state loves them the most, according to Google Trends. Let’s eat! View Gallery 30 Photos 1 of 30 Pancakes: Hawaii Ocean swells, tropical scenery, and giant plate of pancakes? Sounds like our dream vacation. This breakfast food is extremely popular on the Hawaiian Islands, where the fluffy stacks are topped with ingredients like macadamia nuts and fresh fruit. If you’re craving pancakes of your own, try one of these recipes. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 30 Scrambled Eggs: Minnesota A steaming pan of scrambled eggs is perfect for battling freezing temps in this midwestern state, but they are … [Read more...] about What Breakfast Food is Your State Obsessed With?