Cauliflower: A versatile nutrition superstar

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Like many consumers, you may be on a quest for healthier food options. Cauliflower may be just what you're searching for. This versatile veggie can be eaten raw, cooked, roasted, grilled, baked into a pizza crust, or cooked and mashed as a substitute for mashed potatoes. You can even rice cauliflower and serve it in place of white rice. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family along with Brussels...

Ozempic for Weight Loss: Experts Answer 9 Common Questions

Despite its popularity, heath experts warn against using Ozempic off label for weight loss.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Turmeric for healthier diet, pain relief

MAYO CLINIC: A friend told me that her arthritis pain improved after she started taking turmeric. I'm committed to making this new year a healthier one, and I want to improve my overall health and diet. Can you tell me more about this supplement? Is it something I can add into my diet to feel better? ANSWER: Turmeric is becoming a common spice in many home pantries, especially since people are hearing of its many...

5 food swaps to try if you want to start eating a Mediterranean-style diet

Rachel Hosie, Jan 18, 2023 1. Replace some meat and dairy with beans and nuts Swap animal-based proteins, such as red meat and dairy products, for plant-based alternatives, such as beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds. This will help to boost the fiber content in your diet, which is important for digestion and our overall gut health too. 2. Replace butter with olive oil Instead of cooking with butter, use olive oil — particularly extra virgin — which contains healthier...

Abbott’s formula plant at Sturgis is the target of criminal investigation

Abbott’s Sturgis plant is the country’s largest manufacturing plant for infant formula. The company recalled products including powder formula sold under the labels Similac, Alimentum and EleCare labels after four children became ill with bacterial infections and two died.

A baby was losing weight and vomiting. At the hospital, doctors discovered he was starving from an almond milk diet.

While nut milk can be integrated into most toddler's diets, it doesn't have the right nutrients to replace breast milk or formula in babies under 1, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Neither does cow's milk, or other non-dairy milk substitutes.

McDonald’s Plans to Perfect Its Menu In 2023—Here’s What’s In Store

EAT THIS, NOT THAT! Wondering what to expect from the Golden Arches in 2023? More innovative advertising campaigns, fresh takes on menu classics, and a whole lot of chicken. Oh, and did we mention the futuristic take-out-only location featuring a conveyor belt? When it comes to fast food supremacy, McDonald's is undeniably king of the hill. The chain routinely blows its competitors out of the water in terms of profitability and revenue. For instance, in 2021 it...

Recall of mushrooms from China is expanded

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The December recall of those Listeria-contaminated mushrooms imported from China was expanded on Friday. Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY made the expanded recall announcement of more of the 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms”, imported from China, with clear and blue plastic packages with clear markings of “Best before 03/02/2023” or “Best before 03.09.23. The recalled “Enoki Mushrooms” were distributed in NY, NJ, and CT to produce wholesale companies from Jan. 6...

Consumption of fast food linked to liver disease

The findings also reveal that a relatively modest amount of fast food, which is high in carbohydrates and fat, can hurt the liver. “If people eat one meal a day at a fast-food restaurant, they may think they aren’t doing harm,” said Kardashian. “However, if that one meal equals at least one-fifth of their daily calories, they are putting their livers at risk.”

When Weight Impacts Health | NEJM VIDEO

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE – In this short video for patients and families from the New England Journal of Medicine, experts discuss the current understanding of obesity and explore the surgical and medical therapies for weight loss, with a focus on new, effective treatments. Patients also share their experiences with bias and stigma and their reflections on living with obesity. https://youtu.be/PiWbTsOTwhw?t=288 WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE.  The New England Journal of Medicine is the world's leading general...

Eating grapes ‘can help stop sunburn’

YAHOO! NEWS – Eating grapes can help prevent sunburn, according to a new study. Scientists found people who ate two-and-a-quarter cups of the fruit every day for two weeks were better protected against damage from ultraviolet light. Natural components found in grapes, called polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. Around a third of the study participants had some resistance to ultraviolet light after eating grapes. Around 10 per cent of them still had some...

Red Meat Is Not a Health Risk; University Study Slams Years of Shoddy Research

BIG THINK – Studies have been linking red meat consumption to health problems like heart disease, stroke, and cancer for years. But nestled in the recesses of those published papers are notable limitations. Nearly all the research is observational, unable to tease out causation convincingly. Most are plagued by confounding variables. For example, perhaps meat eaters simply eat fewer vegetables, or tend to smoke more, or exercise less? Moreover, many are based on self-reported consumption. The...

Coffee Habits That Are Aging You Faster, According to a Dietitian

While coffee isn't necessarily unhealthy, there are a few bad coffee habits that can contribute to faster aging depending on how you drink it.

Eating certain foods and additives can make rheumatoid arthritis worse

While you likely know your main RA triggers, you may be surprised by some of these other factors. EVERYDAY HEALTH – We often discuss treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and keep an eye on what’s in the pipeline. We are focused on what can help manage RA symptoms and disease progression, as you would expect. But it is equally important to be cognizant of what can make RA worse. You need to know what you...
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