Benefits Of Kale Good

 

kale-nutrition-factsThriving even in frost, kale is an easy-to-grow green that keeps on giving: cut the smaller, paler green leaves to anchor or mix into fresh garden salad; use the larger, dark greens for stir-fries, pizza topping, or soup, while the plant keeps right on growing.

One variety is known as dinosaur kale in Tuscan regions for its glossy, crinkly, green-to-violet-colored leaves. Kale has a relatively short life…

18 Nov 2017

Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk

 

blood-sugar-testAdults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can lower their chances of developing diabetes, even without restricting calories or boosting exercise, new research suggests.

In the study, Spanish researchers followed more than 3,500 older adults at high risk of heart disease. The researchers assigned them to one of three groups: a Mediterranean diet with extra-virgin olive oil…

09 Nov 2017

Slow Eating Might Help Curb Calories

 

ideal_diabetes_diet_articlepeople look for fresh strategies to cut back on calories and shed pounds, a new study suggests that simply eating more slowly can significantly reduce how much people eat in a single sitting.

The study involved a small group of both normal-weight and obese or overweight participants. All were given an opportunity to eat a meal under relaxed, slow-speed conditions, and…

28 Oct 2017

Benefits of Watercress

 

watercress-nutrition-factsAn aquatic plant found near springs and slow-moving streams, watercress is an often-overlooked, leafy green food source that is a close cousin to mustard greens, cabbage, and arugula. An attractive, succulent plant, watercress bears small, round, slightly scalloped leaves, which, in summer, produce tiny white flowers that become small pods with two rows of edible seeds. Watercress has been cultivated in Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas for millennia for use as both food and a medicine…

29 Sep 2017

Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life

 

heart-check-upThe more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be—that’s the new consensus among researchers. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) now lists inactivity as the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for nine percent of premature deaths.

In fact, the medical literature now contains over 10,000 studies showing that frequent, prolonged sitting—at work, commuting, and watching TV at night—significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function…

31 Aug 2017

Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA

 

1381461204000-AP-Salmonella-ChickenThree California poultry processing plants linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken that’s sickened 278 people in 17 states can remain open, the U.S. Agriculture Department says.

The three plants are owned by Foster Farms, which has made “immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and processing to allow for continued operations,” according to the department, the Associated Press reported.

12 Aug 2017

What Are Water Chestnuts Good For?

 

water-chestnuts-nutrition-factsWhat most people know about water chestnuts, sometimes more specifically called Chinese water chestnuts, are the basics: they’re white, have a crunchy texture and a fresh, mild taste, and are often used in Chinese cooking. In the West, most who use the small, round “corms” – short, underground, slightly bulbous stem bases – in their culinary endeavors buy them either whole or sliced in a can.

Water chestnuts are perennials from a family of plants called sedge, a type of marshy grass…

01 Aug 2017

How Exercise Influences Hunger and Weight Loss

 

hqdefault (1)A common assumption about exercise is that it will motivate you to eat more. But recent research turns this assumption on its head by showing that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning may actually reduce your food cravings.

The study included 18 women of normal-weight, and 17 who were clinically obese. Their neural activity in response to images…

27 Jul 2017

Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations: CDC

 

chickenBecause of antibiotic resistance, 42 percent of patients stricken with salmonella tied to a California chicken farm have required hospitalization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

The outbreak’s investigation, which has been hampered by the U.S. government shutdown, got a boost Wednesday with the announcement that 30 furloughed CDC employees were being called back to work…

19 Jul 2017

Benefits Of Zucchini

 

a04121154For many people, summertime is simply incomplete without serving a delicious array of scrumptious green vegetables. But here’s an idea: why not take a break from the usual leafy green salads, and dig into a plateful of succulent zucchini instead?

A member of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), zucchini is an easy-to-grow summer squash native to Central America and Mexico. It was brought to the United States

16 Jul 2017