Chef and poet Annelies Zijderveld
became inspired to write her cookbook Steeped: Recipes Infused
With Tea (2015 Andrews McMeel) after
working at a number of food festivals and chatting with chefs who took her seriously about cooking with tea.
“My take on cooking with tea is plant-based and mostly healthy, with an emphasis on flavor. It’s vegetarian because that’s the way we eat at home, as do so many tea-drinking cultures.
A study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that middle-school students who drink heavily sweetened energy drinks have a 66% higher risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms.
From 12 out of 27 randomly selected district schools, 1,649 students in Connecticut completed health behavior surveys that included a five-item hyperactivity/inattention subscale.
U.S. News & World Report has been ranking diets for 5 years. For all 5, the top spot for best overall plan has gone to the DASH diet, which is based on whole grains, vegetables and low-fat dairy. Developed as a way to lower blood pressure without medication, it was also chosen by a panel of health experts as the top diabetes diet and the best healthy-eating plan.
“It’s good for your waistline, in addition to your high blood pressure, because it is such a common-sense, balanced diet,” said Angela Haupt, senior health and wellness editor at U.S. News & World Report.
Fitness professionals should discuss nutrition with their clients.
Historically, many fitness pros have either avoided nutrition
discussions for fear of straying outside their scope of practice or gone
overboard by exceeding their scope of practice—recommending nutritional
supplements or individualized meal plans.
There is a better way: Staying within scope of practice while adopting a
coaching philosophy that uses proven methods of behavior change.
If you already love coffee, there may be yet another reason to savor your daily dose of the stuff. You might even consider an extra cup, says a new study.
Previous research has suggested that coffee consumption has a protective effect against nonmelanoma skin cancers. However, the protective effect for cutaneous melanoma (malignant and in situ) has been less clear, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2015; doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju421).
Question: A friend recently told me about a new sugar substitute she is using called xylitol. She loves it and feels it is far better than the artificial sweeteners on the market. Can you shed some light on xylitol for me?
Eating more whole grains is associated with up to 15% lower mortality, particularly from causes related to cardiovascular disease, according to a large new long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH).
Do you ever wonder if it’s safe to consume the “artifi- cial colors” listed on certain food items, or if ingesting the “nitrates” listed on pre- packaged lunchmeat labels is healthy?
Group, a research and advo- cacy nonprofit whose mis- sion is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the envi- ronment, has some distinct ideas about these and other
food additives. EWG recently published the “Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives,” a list designed to help consum- ers figure out which additives to avoid and why.