America's love affair with cereals is fading. An estimated nine out of 10 households have cereal in their pantries, but those numbers are actually down. Despite the warm memories of childhood and the sugar highs, cereal sales have sagged over the past few years, reports CBS News' Jamie Wax. "Over the five years to 2017, revenue has declined 3.3 percent," said Rory Masterson, a market analyst who tracks the cereal business. "It's still almost a $10 billion industry, but it's not at pre-recessionary highs," Masterson added. The industry isn't going away, but people aren't eating as much cereal as they used to. Our eating habits and nutrition needs are changing. "There still is a battle every day for what's going to be eaten at breakfast. Everyone's got a ton of choices," said Scott Baldwin, General Mills marketing and business unit director for cereal. He said the company is changing recipes and manufacturing to address current food concerns. He points out that Cheerios and Honey … [Read more...] about Cereal sales slump amid changing diets and other breakfast options
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A senior official at the World Health Organization pronounced the Mediterranean diet dead — a casualty of changing lifestyles in countries such as Greece, Spain and Italy. New data show that children in southern Europe have obesity rates higher than 40 percent. João Breda, the program manager for nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, blamed the incursion of sodas and snacks into the region’s traditionally low-sugar, produce-heavy diet. “The Mediterranean diet for the children in these countries is gone,” Bredasaid. “There is no Mediterranean diet anymore. … The Mediterranean diet is gone, and we need to recover it.” Breda’s observations are from the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative, a 10-year-old research project that monitors the height, weight and eating habits of tens of thousands of children in more than 30 European countries. The largest study of its kind, COSI captures … [Read more...] about Mediterranean kids stopped eating Mediterranean diet and they became obese
Story highlights Staples of the Nordic diet include berries, fish, legumes, vegetables and whole-grain cereals A "new Nordic diet" was developed in 2004 by Nordic chefs in an effort to improve the culinary appeal (CNN)You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits. The Nordic diet consists of foods traditionally sourced in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Similar to the Mediterranean, the Nordic has been linked to decreased risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Other research suggests that the Nordic diet may be beneficial for weight loss. 'Best diets' ranking puts keto last, DASH first … [Read more...] about The Nordic diet (and why you should eat it)
Monday, May 14, 2018 by: David Williams Tags: consistency, diet, diet problems, diet trouble, Eating, fitness, food, health issues, lifestyle, nutrition, prevention, slender, weight gain, weight issues, weight loss, weight problem, yoyo diet (Natural News) If you’re looking for a real solution to the world’s most persistent weight-related problems, you’re better off eating regularly instead of skipping meals. When most people try to lose weight, they often deprive themselves of food, thinking that if eating less will help them to gain less and eventually lose fat on their bodies. Some even take it all the way to the extreme – not eating any food at all, for certain times of the day, but now a new paper calls that very assumption into question. The study, which was conducted by researchers in Finland, shows that there’s a clear and effective way of keeping your weight down, and it isn’t through dieting by way of removing meals off your list. … [Read more...] about The definition of insanity… Yo-yoing between a terrible diet and extreme restrictions MAKES you fat; a healthy weight requires consistent healthy choices
Eat plenty of food—as much as you’re eating now, or even more—and still shed pounds. Seems like an unlikely weight-loss plan, right?Luckily, it’s not too good to be true: Developed by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a professor of nutritional sciences and obesity researcher at Penn State, the well-researched Volumetrics diet was named the number-two best diet for weight loss and tied for the number-five best diet overall (out of 40 diets) in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diet Rankings. It received high scores from nutrition experts for being safe, effective, and sustainable in the long run.And, yes, it centers on one fairly simple idea: filling up on fewer calories. “The main claim, and premise by which the Volumetrics diet works, is the satiety claim,” says Lisa Davis, Ph.D., chief nutrition officer at Terra’s Kitchen.The primary focus is filling up on foods that are naturally low in calories and high in fiber or water—think … [Read more...] about What Is The Volumetrics Diet—And Can It Help You Lose Weight?