Tag: Healthy Food

Free Office Food Is Making US Employees Fat: How To Resist Unhealthy Snacks At Work

American employees tend to consume office food that are high in calories and not aligned with dietary recommendations. Here are ways to avoid unhealthy food at work, including the sweet treats and cakes served on birthdays.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018

Healthy Diets Result In More Food Waste And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Healthy diets were correlated with food waste and environmental issues, according to a study conducted by researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, University of Vermont, and the University of New Hampshire.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Healthy Eating Saves The Environment, Study Shows: Will You Change Your Diet Now?

A new study reveals that healthy eating also saves the environment, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and less land used. For its findings, the study used the Exiobase, a massive database on the effects of food production.

Earth/Environment December 5, 2017

Upping Zinc In Diet Can Improve Cellular Health, Reduce DNA ‘Wear And Tear’

Researchers have found that increasing zinc levels in the body can help boost cellular health, reducing oxidative stress while improving immunity. What's even better is that just a modest increase in zinc can bring about these benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

FDA To Redefine ‘Healthy Food,’ Seeks Public Comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is turning to the public for help in defining what is “healthy.” Guidelines were released decades ago and no longer meet recent public health recommendations.

Public Health September 29, 2016

McDonald’s Just Made A Major Change To Its Chicken McNuggets

McDonald’s announced that it is making its menu items healthy by removing artificial ingredients in its Chicken McNuggets, only serving antibiotic-free chicken and removing high-fructose corn syrup from its buns.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 2, 2016

Chick-fil-A Swaps Out Popular Breakfast Item For A Healthier Option, But Consumers Aren’t Happy

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A confirmed it has removed the popular Spicy Chicken Biscuit to make room for the healthier Egg White Grill, but customers want the more fattening option back.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2016

High-Tech Vending Machines Will Dispense 3D-Printed Snacks In The Future

Finnish nonprofit VTT Technical Research Centre is investing in high-tech vending machines that will allow customers to customize their healthy snack that is 3D-printed.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

Global Obesity Epidemic: Study Finds One In Eight Adults Worldwide Is Obese

Obese people now number 641 million worldwide, up from only 105 million in 1975. Experts blame easier access to cheap and highly-processed food for the global obesity epidemic.

Life April 2, 2016

Living Closer To Grocery Store May Change The Way You Eat

Living nearer supermarkets may change the way you eat, a new study suggests. It’s not because you eat more, but because it prompts you to make healthier food choices.

Life February 29, 2016

Kids Who Eat Vegetables As Likely To Eat Junk Food: How To Encourage Healthy Eating In Children

A new study revealed that little kids who eat veggies and fruits are still likely to eat junk food. With that, experts say encouraging your kids to eat healthy and avoid junk food is the way to go.

Life January 12, 2016

Healthier Food Choices Is Not Healthy For Mother Earth: New Study Puts Spotlight On Energy Use

American researchers found lettuce has a higher greenhouse gas emission footprint per calorie compared to bacon. Researchers found eating a healthier diet made up of fruits, vegetables, seafood and dairy increases energy use, water consumption and gas emissions.

Earth/Environment December 17, 2015

Healthy Snacks Can Secretly Make You Fat

Snacks that are labelled 'healthy' such as low-fat biscuits, cereal bars, bran flakes and smoothies can actually make people fat. The added sugars they contain will temporary boost energy but are culprits in weight gain.

Life December 1, 2015

Subway To Stop Use Of Antibiotics In Its Meat Supply By 2025

Subway announced that they will transition to antibiotic-free meat in their products in all U.S. branches. The move to stop the use of antibiotics in meat supplies have been prompted by consumers’ health concerns.

Life October 21, 2015

This Sandwich Costs A Whopping $1,500 To Make. Here's Why

This guy spent $1,500 and six months to make one expensive sandwich from scratch, and all it had was veggies, cheese, honey, and chicken.

Internet Culture September 16, 2015

More Adventurous Eaters Often Healthier Than Picky Eaters: Study

A new study conducted by Cornell University researchers suggests that adventurous eaters or those that are willing to eat new types of food, tend to have a lower body mass index compared to those who prefer to stick to eating tried-and-tested food.

Life July 7, 2015

The Personal Food Computer Is A Farm For Your Apartment

The team behind CityFarm has created the Personal Food Computer, a desktop farm that will fit in small, urban areas. The PFC will be able to grow crops regardless of weather and city CO2 levels.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2015

FDA Tells KIND Snacks To Stop Adding 'Healthy' Label To Packaging

KIND bars aren’t healthy — at least according to the standards set by the FDA, which means the brand will no longer be allowed use the term in labeling.

Life April 16, 2015

Chef Can Help Increase Students' Fruit And Vegetable Consumption By Jazzing Up Healthy Meals

Students from schools that received training from professional chefs were more likely to consume more fruits and vegetables in the school cafeteria than their counterparts from other schools.

Life March 24, 2015

Kraft Cheese Singles Now Considered A Health Food After Earning 'Kids Eat Right' Label

As part of its 'Kids Eat Right' campaign, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approves Kraft American Cheese Singles to labeled as health food.

Internet Culture March 18, 2015

11 Healthy Snacks To Stash At Work

Feeling hungry at work? Don't go towards the vending machine! Here are 11 healthy snacks to keep at your office to keep you on the right track.

Internet Culture March 4, 2015

Your Recipe Guide To Healthy Super Bowl Snacks and Drinks

Super Bowl Sunday is the big day for football, food and booze. But there are many recipes that put a healthier twist on the traditional dishes. Check them out here.

Feature January 31, 2015

Despite New Year’s Resolutions, Junk Food Purchases Are The Highest Post-Holiday

Even though many make resolutions to cut of the junk and eat healthier after the holidays, a new study found that food spending increases after the holidays and junk food purchases don't decline.

Internet Culture January 7, 2015

Which popular diets are actually effective? Researchers comb through Atkins, Weight Watchers, and more

Little difference found in effectiveness of "brand name" diets, researchers find. All provided fairly similar weight loss results, they say.

Life November 11, 2014

You can now print edible pizza with a 3D 'Foodini' printer

A Barcelona-based startup debuted a 3D printer that serves up food to encourage eating healthy, while saving foodies from time-consuming preparation. The "Foodini" printer is not much different from other 3D printers on the market, but instead of printing plastic, the printer squeezes fresh ingredients out of capsules to create food items such pizza, spaghetti, mini burgers and chocolate, just to name a new.

Internet Culture November 6, 2014

Turns out comfort food may not be so comforting

A new study found that eating comfort food when feeling sad does not make people feel better. It appears that food and memory have a bigger connection than food and mood do.

Internet Culture October 9, 2014

Dining with overweight guests could influence overeating, study says

A new study using college students at Cornell University found that eating with someone who is overweight could prompt you to overeat.

Internet Culture October 6, 2014

7-Eleven jumps on the health food bandwagon with a new selection of food

The convenience store chain 7-Eleven is partnering with P90X pro Tony Horton to sell healthier options like kale juice and salads.

Internet Culture October 2, 2014

McDonald's goes high-tech for millennials

Select Southern California McDonald’s locations are testing a “Build Your Burger” program that allows customers to place customized burgers on tablets. McDonald’s servers deliver the open-faced burgers for dine-in customers in hopes of attracting more millenials.

Movies/TV Shows September 11, 2014

Human brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over junk food: Study

Brain's reward center can be reprogrammed to up enjoyment of healthy foods, researchers say. We can train ourselves to avoid "toxic" junk food, they say.

Life September 3, 2014

You can train your brain to love healthy foods

New research suggests that we can train the brain to enjoy eating healthy food. The research rejects the popular belief that unhealthy eating behaviors linked to food addiction is hard to change.

Internet Culture September 2, 2014

Chick-fil-A is rolling out a really unhealthy breakfast item

Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food chain known for their fried chicken cutlet sandwiches, will roll out a breakfast menu in select locations. The menu will feature the really unhealthy breakfast item, Chicken and Waffles, as well as other high and low caloric options.

Movies/TV Shows August 27, 2014

Perfectly portioned photos show what 200-calories looks like

A study from the website Wisegeek portioned a variety of different foods to see exactly what 200-calorie portions look like. It is no surprise that you can eat vegetables for the same amount of junk, but the photos put perspective on eating habits.

Internet Culture August 23, 2014

Michelle Obama will fight to bitter end to ensure healthy school lunch

Even though some districts are losing money because children do not want eat the fruits and vegetables, first lady Michelle Obama says she will ensure that school children continue to get healthy school lunches.

Life July 9, 2014

High protein diet, including some fish, could stave off that future stroke

Increasing protein in the diet can reduce the risk of stroke, an analysis of previous studies finds. Lean protein from sources like fish are the best bet, researchers say.

Life June 12, 2014

Want your kids to love veggies? Give them an early taste

The key to getting kids to eat vegetables -- and like them -- is to start offering them early and often, researchers say. Best time if younger than two years, they say.

Life June 1, 2014

Food texture determines what (and how much) we choose to eat

People perceive hard, rough-textured foods as lower in calories than soft, smooth ones. Mouthfeel may affect our dieting choices.

Life April 18, 2014

Mediterranean diet may help reduce cardiac disease risk in young Americans

A new study suggests that the Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in young Americans after it studied the lifestyle and eating habits of 780 firefighters in the Midwest.

Life February 6, 2014

Traffic light-inspired color coding may help people make healthy food choices

A study by the Massachusetts General Hospital, conducted in its very own cafeteria, color-coding food choices red, yellow, and blue, was seen to have a positive impact on people's food choices, making them choose healthier food over calorie- and fat-laden ones.

Life January 9, 2014

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