Foods

7 Healthy Foods That May Help You Improve Heart Health

It is said that a healthy heart ensures a healthy life. After all, our heart is one of the most important organs in the body – it’s what keeps us living and thriving. The daunting reality is that our sedentary lifestyles, poor stress management, and unhealthy food habits are making heart attacks a common problem even among the youth. But, it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself. With some tiny changes like increased activity and healthier food choices, you may save yourself from those routine visits to the doctor. Start by changing some of your minor food

Read More

FDA’s outbreak investigations ongoing; several foods, pathogens involved

The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with active investigations ongoing, others may be near completion or concluded. The table below has been abbreviated to show only active investigations.

The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that result in “specific, actionable steps for consumers — such as throwing out or avoiding specific foods — to take to protect themselves,” according to the outbreak table page.

Not all recalls and alerts result in an outbreak

Read More

These Photos Make The Case For Bringing Back Funnel Cakes (and Other Fair Foods) In 2021

The year 2020 robbed us of the annual opportunity to gather in mass to ride all the rides, play all the games, and enjoy an array of glazed, fried, jumbo size portions of food at the local fair. But with more of the population getting vaccinated against COVID-19, fall of 2021 is looking promising for those who love to attend the fairground and the vendors who cook up all the tasty options.

These photos remind us of foods you rarely consume outside of a carnival or fair atmosphere, and perhaps excite some folks at the chance to return.

Read More

Healthy foods right in front of us all this time

By Kev Kurdoghlian

Signal Staff Writer

Eat healthy. It’s easier said than done.

A search for healthy food options online may lead to phrases like “superfoods,” “powerfoods” or something similarly catchy.

Despite the label “superfood,” not all “superfoods” are super for you, said Natalie Dalessio-Gruneberg, a clinical registered dietitian at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

“’Superfoods’ is actually a marketing term. There is no science on the word ‘superfoods,’” said Dalessio-Gruneberg, who teaches nursing students about diet at College of the Canyons. “That being said, there are foods that are really good for you because of their components.”

Food like coconut

Read More

The Best Foods to Eat at the New York State Fair

Living in New York City, state fairs and their peculiar combination of agriculture, junk food, and educational features are probably not on everyone’s mind. But believe it or not, New York’s was first in the nation, founded in 1841, establishing a model for all state fairs that followed. Ours is scarcely more than four hours away by car, and also easily reachable by train or bus, and features not only food and educational exhibits, but concerts on two stages (with free shows by Nelly, Third Eye Blind, Melissa Etheridge, and Sheena Easton in the coming days), carnival rides, unexpected exhibits

Read More

Eating healthy on a budget: 10 bargain foods

There is a perception that eating healthy is an expensive proposition. While certain healthy food options do cost more than processed varieties, and other barriers exist in accessing healthy foods, such as food deserts and limited selection in certain groceries, the reality is that eating healthy is cheaper and easier than most people think.

On this theme, we have composed what we consider to be the top 10 entries for “bargain foods.” Bargain foods are defined by three parameters: health value, cost, and accessibility. Foods that are rated highly in all three categories are considered bargain foods. Below is the

Read More

How to curb your cravings for unhealthy and sugary foods

Everytime we have an urge to eat something, we’re most likely to aim for foods that are processed, unhealthy and/or sugary. Our hunger instantly latches on to the idea of eating junk foods that are delicious no doubt, but can be harmful for our body in many ways. Sometimes rather than satisfying our cravings, it leads to overeating, further increasing our chances of weight gain and or affecting our metabolism.

That said, it is extremely important that we keep a tab of the foods we eat and practice mindful eating at all times. So, for those of you looking for

Read More

Doctor provides tips on getting kids to eat healthy foods

It’s a battle that can seem never-ending: getting kids to make healthy food choices, especially eating vegetables.

Dr. Nona Djavid, the founder of SoulScale, says if this is happening at your house, it’s important to remember you’re not alone.

“There’s so much variety of food that’s available to us: the packaging, the marketing, all of that. So, it’s becoming harder and harder to get your kids to eat healthier,” said Djavid.

She says to keep an eye on snack time because when they’re the hungriest, kids are most likely to eat what’s in front of them.

Be sure to have

Read More

U.S. Kids Get Majority Of Their Calories From Ultra-Processed Junk Foods : NPR

Researchers found that 67% of calories consumed by children and adolescents in the U.S. came from ultra-processed foods in 2018, a jump from 61% in 1999. The nationwide study analyzed the diets of 33,795 children and adolescents.

Drazen Stader / EyeEm/Getty Images


hide caption

toggle caption

Drazen Stader / EyeEm/Getty Images


Researchers found that 67% of calories consumed by children and adolescents in the U.S. came from ultra-processed foods in 2018, a jump from 61% in 1999. The nationwide study analyzed the diets of 33,795 children and adolescents.

Drazen Stader / EyeEm/Getty Images

Kids and teens in the U.S. get

Read More

Fermented Foods: Japan’s Secret to Good Health?

It’s hard to say exactly when humans started eating fermented foods. That’s because fermentation is a process that occurs naturally. Possibly one of the oldest examples is fruit falling to the floor, its sugars breaking down, and producing alcohol. Fermentation is everywhere, and has been for a long time, but we didn’t always know it was healthy: it just tasted better.

“It changes the composition of food in many ways,” says Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and author of Spoonfed and The Diet Myth. Alcohol is just one example, he says, in which fruit

Read More