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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Little difference found in effectiveness of "brand name" diets, researchers find. All provided fairly similar weight loss results, they say.
Life November 11, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
People perceive hard, rough-textured foods as lower in calories than soft, smooth ones. Mouthfeel may affect our dieting choices.
Life April 18, 2014
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
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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