7 Giant Lies About Red Meat Promoted by the Meat Industry. In 2005, the USDA rolled out a new food pyramid reducing red meat’s place in a healthy diet.
Recently, an advisory committee developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are revamped every five years, said Americans should eat less red meat and processed meat in favor of a "diet higher in plant-based foods. " Committee members wrote that a red meat-based diet "has a larger environmental impact in terms of increased greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and energy use," compared to plant-based and Mediterranean-style diets.
This further inflamed the meat industry, yet the industry is not giving up. Here are the liest Big Meat spreads to try to subvert healthy diet advice and retain its profits. Lie #1: There is no science linking red meat to cancer, stroke and heart attacks. 8 Sugary Foods You Thought Were Healthy. Mood swings, weight gain, and early stage fatty liver disease.
What caused all of these problems for Australian director Damon Gameua – and did so in just a few weeks? Sugar. 40 teaspoons of it today, a bit more than a typical teenager eats. The sugar did not come from likely sources, like soda or chocolate. Instead, Gameua went for seemingly health foods like “low-fat yogurts, and muesli bars, and cereals, and fruit juices, sports drinks... The Foods Successful Dieters Eat More Of, According to MyFitnessPal. 5 vitamins and minerals that are actually worth your money. Recently, a number of studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine underscored a fact that scientists have become increasingly sure of: The vast majority of vitamins and mineral supplements are simply not worth taking.
“Enough is enough: stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements,” declared an editorial that was published in the issue. This goes for a tremendous range of supplements that you might imagine to be beneficial. Multivitamins don’t reduce the chance of cancer or cardiovascular disease. Controlled, randomized studies—where one group of people take supplements and another takes placebos, and the groups are compared—have produced little evidence that antioxidants protect against cancer. Study after study has shown that vitamin C does nothing to prevent common cold, a misbelief that dates to a theoretical suggestion made by a scientist in the 1970’s. Vitamin D Probiotics Zinc. 6 Signs You're Using Food as an Emotional Crutch & What You Can Do About It. US doctors advised to screen child patients for signs of hunger. Doctors should screen all their child patients for hunger, a national association of US pediatricians advised on Friday.
This is the first time the American Academy of Pediatrics has made such a recommendation, and the US secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack is expected to tout the new policy on Monday. About 16 million children in the US live in households that struggle to put food on the table consistently, the AAP found in an examination of data from 2014. The US Department of Agriculture released data in September showing that the number of children getting enough food to stay healthy was at its highest since 2007.
Kids Who Are Time-Crunched At School Lunch Toss More And Eat Less. Longer lines in the cafeteria and shorter lunch periods mean many public school students get just 15 minutes to eat.
Yet researchers say when kids get less than 20 minutes for lunch, they eat less of everything on their tray. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Longer lines in the cafeteria and shorter lunch periods mean many public school students get just 15 minutes to eat. Yet researchers say when kids get less than 20 minutes for lunch, they eat less of everything on their tray. The U.S. Doesn't Have Enough Of The Vegetables We're Supposed To Eat. About 50 percent of the vegetables available today are tomatoes and potatoes, according to new USDA data.
Lettuce is the third most available single vegetable. Nutrition experts alarmed by nonprofit downplaying role of junk food in obesity. Leading nutrition experts have expressed alarm over a US pressure group led by scientists that downplays the risks of junk food and sugary drinks in favor of exercise in the fight against obesity – and receives funding from soft drinks giant Coca-Cola.
The Global Energy Balance Network, a non-profit group promoting research into the causes of obesity, focuses its message on the need for people to increase their physical activity as the key to achieving a healthy weight. In a video announcing the aims of the organization, Steven Blair, a spokesman for the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) and a professor at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, says the world needs to be educated about getting the right amount of physical activity. 8 Vegetables That Are Better to Eat Raw. Cooking vegetables is usually a good idea: Heat breaks down cell walls, releasing antioxidants.
But heating cruciferous vegetables (part of the Brassicae family) actually destroys their unique anti-carcinogenic potential. That's because crucifers, unlike other types of vegetables, are high in glucosinolate, a plant compound that produces naturally occurring small molecules called isothiocyanates, which have been shown to fight cancer. "An enzyme in cruciferous vegetables converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates when they're chopped or chewed," says Canadian dietitian Leslie Beck, author of The Complete A-Z Nutrition Encyclopedia: A Guide to Natural Health. "But this enzyme is easily destroyed by heat. That means that heating cruciferous vegetables reduces the conversion of glucosinolates to their active isothiocyanates, which may reduce their cancer-fighting potential. Women appear to benefit from cruciferous vegetables more than men.
7 Food Strategies for a Natural Energy Boost. Food is fuel for our bodies, and our bodies reflect what we put into them.
By learning how to eat in ways that boost energy and combat fatigue, you can do a lot to optimize your mental and physical performance throughout the day. 1. Make sure you’re getting enough iron. Iron is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. An estimated 10 percent of women between 20 and 40 are iron-deficient.