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Herbs and spices can add flavor and health benefits to meals while reducing sodium intake

11/26/2014 - Herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations inhabiting all corners of the earth, offering various benefits for both physical and spiritual health. With the development of new technology, Western medicine has strayed further and further from the planet's natural resources. However,...

Eating healthy meals as a family found to reduce high-risk behaviors in children

8/27/2014 - Studies have shown that when children eat meals with other family members, especially healthy meals, they're less likely to become involved in disordered eating, drug abuse or practice unsafe sex. (1) Considering that up to 15 percent of youth in the United States suffer from depression and approximately...

Feast, then fast: Large meals healthier for diabetics, says new science

5/28/2014 - People with faster metabolisms often fare better when eating many smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to following the traditional three-meal regimen. But new research published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that eating just two large meals a day, breakfast and lunch, might be better...

12 potentially life-threatening errors you're making in food preparedness and survival strategies

2/24/2014 - Although armed with good intentions, most preppers and survivalists are making critical errors -- perhaps fatal errors -- in their food preparedness strategies. This article is designed to help you identify and correct those errors as quickly as possible so that you're in good shape before the food...

Over 21 years? Why taking betaine HCl before meals could benefit your health

11/23/2013 - We all know that eating a healthy, balanced, natural diet is a cornerstone of perfect health, but what if all of that nutritious food is not being processed efficiently? Betaine hydrochloride, derived from beets, is a supplement for helping food to be fully dissolved and processed in the stomach for...

Timing of meals influences weight loss as much as total calories consumed

3/22/2013 - Virtually all western cultures are presently fighting an obesity epidemic, as processed convenience foods dominate total calories consumed. Homemade meals that include fresh vegetables, fruits and lean protein sources have become a rare event over the past half century, placing the health of millions...

Three large meals per day is actually healthier than many small meals

12/8/2012 - Eating three large meals per day might be the healthiest choice for people struggling with their weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal Obesity. With obesity rates having doubled worldwide since 1980 and still on the rise,...

Daily fasting and timing of meals can prevent diabetes and obesity

9/11/2012 - Ancient wisdom posits that calories in equal calories out when trying to lose weight and prevent disease. There is a wealth of new scientific research to suggest that all calories are not the same when metabolized through digestion, and more importantly the timing of meals as well as the time between...

Fish meals in daily diet may decrease risk for diabetes

11/29/2011 - A study on the dietary habits of the Spanish population was recently completed. It focused mainly on the increased risk of cardiovascular dysfunctions associated with red meat consumption and pointed to a link between fish meat intake and an important decrease in the risks of diabetes development. The...

Drinking water with meals can impair digestion

9/30/2011 - Most of us have heard it a hundred times: drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated. And while hydration is genuinely important for our health, if you're guzzling all that water with your meals it can actually have a negative impact on your digestion. It's true that the entire...

McDonald's makes Happy Meals 'healthier' by reducing fries, adding apples

7/27/2011 - In an apparent "change or die" strategy of business, the McDonald's fast food company will soon alter the contents of its childrens "Happy Meals" to meet growing demand for healthier food. To make the meals healthier and more appealing to health-conscious customers, the company is planning to cut the...

High fat meals worsen asthma

9/24/2010 - Eating meals high in fat may worsen the symptoms of asthma, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Newcastle and presented at the international conference of the American Thoracic Society. "If these results can be confirmed by further research, this suggests that strategies...

Water before meals helps with weight loss, say researchers

8/29/2010 - Weight loss techniques are a dime a dozen these days, with experts touting all sorts of different diet and exercise regimens as the solution to obesity. But new research set to be presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) offers a simple approach that involves no...

McDonald's threatened with lawsuit over toys in Happy Meals

6/28/2010 - The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is planning to sue fast-food giant McDonald's if the company does not comply with its demands to remove toys from "Happy Meals". CSPI claims that marketing unhealthy food with toys is contributing to the...

Nine meals from anarchy: What the coming food collapse means for civilization

6/3/2010 - A growing reliance on imported food and other necessities is making First World nations such as the United Kingdom increasingly vulnerable to social collapse, warns Andrew Simms, policy director of the "think-and-do tank" of the New Economic Foundation, writing in The Guardian. "Events are revealing...

Six Ways to Save Money on Healthy Meals

2/19/2009 - Concerned about sacrificing your healthy diet to today's difficult economy? According to the International Herald Tribune, "The Department of Agriculture forecasts that food prices will jump by 4 percent or 5 percent in 2009, compared with 5.5 percent this year. Some predict much steeper increases."...

Study Shows High Fat Meals Cause Memory Decline

12/10/2008 - Heating meals high in fat can trigger and worsen the memory decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study on diabetics conducted by researchers from the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit at Baycrest and published in the journal Nutrition Research. It is well known that high-fat...

Regular Family Meals Reduces Teen Girls' Chance of Drug Use by Half

12/2/2008 - Teenage girls whose families eat meals together regularly have a 50 percent lower chance of using alcohol, tobacco or marijuana than girls from families who did not regularly spend such time together, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and published...

Smaller, More Frequent Meals Prevents Rise in Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure

8/23/2008 - People who eat smaller, more frequent meals have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and healthier blood sugar than people who eat fewer, larger meals, according to a study conducted by researchers from the US Agricultural Research Service Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and the National...

Walnuts found to protect arteries better than olive oil after meals high in saturated fats

10/10/2006 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that eating walnuts after a meal high in unhealthy fats can reduce the damaging effects of such fats on blood vessels. Researchers from Barcelona's Hospital Clinico conducted a study on 24 adult participants, half of...

Meals high in saturated fat impair 'good' cholesterol's ability to protect against clogged arteries (press release)

10/4/2006 - Before you bite into that burger or devour that doughnut, first chew on this: New research shows that just one meal high in saturated fat can affect the body's ability to protect itself against some of the underlying causes of heart disease and stroke. The research, conducted at The Heart Research...

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