Monthly Archives: August 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