Dietary supplements will now be subject to government scrutiny in Canada, under the country’s new Natural Products Regulation law. Products such as herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals and homeopathic medicines will now be licensed and labeled with the license numbers. Labels will also list directions for use; any health claims; medicinal and nonmedicinal ingredients; and any contraindications or adverse effects. The new law will be phased in over 2–6 years.
Proving that anybody can threaten to sue anybody over anything, a Wisconsin man recently sued his cable company for the 50 pounds his wife allegedly gained by watching too much TV. In addition to monetary awards, the suit (which was later dropped) asked for a lifetime supply of free Internet service from Charter Communications!
Food can be a real challenge for kids who are diabetic. Now a new book teaches diabetic kids how to take control of their diets and have fun in the process.
Cooking Up Fun for Kids With Diabetes: Recipes, Crafs, Games & More! written by Patti B. Geil, MS, RD, & Tami A. Ross, RD, LD, contains kid-oriented recipes and nutrition hints. It is available for purchase at the American Diabetes Association's online bookstore at http://store.diabetes.org.
Although manufacturers are required to list trans fat content on Nutrition Facts Labels by January 1, 2006, many consumers will still need help translating
the new terminology. That’s why the IFIC Foundation says to keep these facts in mind when reading food
Some margarines contain partially hydrogenated oils, but the combined amounts of trans and saturated fats are often less than the amount of saturated fat in butter.
Want to boost your brain power? Make sure to load up your grocery cart with these 14 “brain foods,” shown here in alphabetical order: beans
What’s red, green, black and sometimes white, but always healthy? The answer is “tea,” which is increasingly being hailed by scientists for its ability to ward off common diseases such as osteoporosis, heart attacks, Parkinson’s disease and gum disease. Although coffee remains the beverage of choice for many, Americans now consume more than 2 billion gallons of tea each year, according to the Tea Association of America.
All types of fish suggested for this recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) are rich in healthful omega-3 fatty acids.
4 portions (4 ounces each) salmon,
halibut, cod or other fish fillets
2 medium (4-ounce) zucchini,
trimmed and sliced thin
1/2 red onion, cut into thin slivers
1 strip orange zest (1/2 inch wide)
cut into 4 long, narrow strips
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon (tsp) lemon juice
As a personal trainer, you probably know that exercise has been shown to increase bone strength, as measured by bone mineral density (BMD), in people of all ages. But did you know that the degree to which exercise improves BMD depends on a variety of factors, including age, reproductive hormone status, nutritional status and the nature of the exercise?
Responding to Americans who oppose holding restaurants legally liable for obesity, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act (called the “Cheeseburger Bill” by some) in March. The bill is meant to protect restaurants and food service companies from litigation.