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

Benefits of Yams

 

downloadWhile yams appear very similar to sweet potatoes, they’re quite different. In fact, they’re not even related. Yams belong to the Dioscoreae or morning glory family, while sweet potatoes are from the genus Convolvulaceae. Yams (from the African word “nyami,” meaning “to eat”) have only one embryonic seed leaf, while sweet potatoes have two.

Yams are grown throughout Africa, but Nigeria is the world’s most prolific producer, exporting to 70% of the world market…

15 Jul 2017

6 Weird Ways Your Environment Affects How Much You Eat

 

6-weird-ways-your-environment-affects-how-much-you-eat-articleIf you’re trying to resist the mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and bacon at the buffet, you might want to try filling your plate with fruits and vegetables first, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Cornell University found that when people ate healthy foods first at a buffet, they consumed fewer high-calorie foods later on in the meal…

11 Jul 2017

How Protein Helps To Build Muscles

the-german-example-from-sick-man-to-strong-manStrength training with resistance weights is a good way to maintain fitness and build muscle.

Now, researchers looking at the synergy between nutrition and resistance exercise have found ways to significantly boost the benefits of this kind of training by using strategies such as timing when you eat, what you eat, and how much you eat…

30 Jan 2017

Surprising Health Benefits of Vegetables

 

healthy-skinEating more fresh vegetables is one of the simplest choices you can make to improve your overall health. A vegetable-rich diet can help protect you from arthritis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, and can even help slow down your body’s aging process.

A recent study found that people who consume seven or more portions of vegetables and fruit a day have a 42 percent lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to those who eat less than one portion—and vegetables have the greatest impact…

31 May 2015