A study that included almost 4,600 men with non-metastatic prostate cancer suggests that healthy unsaturated fats can inhibit progression of prostate cancer. The study was published in the June 10, 2013 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine and evaluated mortality rate in men with prostate cancer who substituted healthy unsaturated fats from plant sources, such as nuts and avocados, for saturated fats found in meats and high-fat dairy.
This past week brought food industry news that has potential for a significant impact on public health. The Alcoholic beverage industry has received temporary approval from the Treasury Dept. to add nutrition labels to their beverages. Also this week, the processed food industry’s pledge to cut 1.5 trillion calories from the U.S. food supply hit their goal two years early. Overall, this is very good news for consumers.
Don’t let calorie laden side dishes and over-dressed salads sabotage your efforts to eat healthier this summer. Try these simple and tasty ways to lighten up side dishes and summer salads at your picnics and family gatherings.
A new report from the Institute of Medicine challenges the latest recommendations on just how much salt we should cut from our diets. The report summarized recent studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. Studies support recommendation to lower sodium intake from the high levels some Americans consume now (avg. intake 3,400 mg/day or 1 ½ tsp.) but evidence from these studies does not support reduction in sodium intake below 2,300mg (about 1 tsp.) per day.
We are just a week away from Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to the summer grilling season. Venture out of your comfort zone and add some new flavors to your backyard feasts. Here are a few tips from the McCormick® Spices Flavor Forecast* to break you out of the same old bland “burger and dog” routine.
We have a great recipe for you to serve mom for Mother’s Day this weekend! Also, learn about the foods that are best for women’s health, as we celebrate those special women in our lives.
The Mediterranean Diet is a delicious way to eat, and it is possibly the healthiest way as well. It’s not a diet that “you go on”, but rather a lifestyle and eating pattern that becomes a permanent way of life. The Mediterranean Diet is rich in…
The National Pork Board and The Beef Check Off Program are implementing new names for your favorite cuts of meats. The new meat naming system, which will apply to 350 cuts of beef and pork (future changes will include new names for veal and lamb cuts) introduces a label that includes:
There have been exciting changes in the Meijer cereal aisle. Meijer brand cereal has a fresh new look and the line is growing, the number of varieties will nearly double in the coming months.