Foods

Foods to Avoid With High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a very common condition: 1 in 3 adults in the United States have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High blood pressure is also one of the top risk factors for heart attack and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.“High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes your heart work really hard, hardens your arteries and can lead to brain hemorrhage and ultimately to heart and kidney disease, stroke and blindness,” says Sylvia Klinger, MS, RD, registered dietitian and founder of Hispanic Food Communications.Diet plays an extremely important role…
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Sweetgreen CEO Deletes Post Suggesting Healthy Foods Could Prevent COVID After Backlash

Amid online backlash, Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman has deleted his post suggesting that healthier food could save Americans from what he believes to be the "underlying problem" of the COVID-19 pandemic.In a Tuesday LinkedIn post, Neman shared his thoughts on the nation's current coronavirus crisis and called for "health mandates"—which he likened to vaccine and face mask requirements implemented in cities and businesses across the country."78% of hospitalizations due to COVID are Obese and Overweight people," Neman wrote. "Is there an underlying problem that perhaps we have not given enough attention to? Is there another way to think about how…
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The 20 Trending Foods That Are Good for the Environment

In a time where everything on our social feed is visual, food trends quickly morph into statements: That stack of pancakes gets a designer twist, while plain old noodles get turned into trending chips. We're also in an era of climate change, which means that recreating the latest food trends quickly leads to questions about ingredient's sustainability.Our global food system currently accounts for 25 percent of man-made fossil fuel emissions, according to one recent study, and that number could rise even higher in the near future. Luckily, there is a way to stay ahead of the foodie curve while lowering your own carbon footprint and reducing the impact your diet has on the environment.These 20…
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The trends of functional foods and how probiotics can be the ultimate wellness solution

Over the last two years, we have seen consumer interest in functional foods steadily increase. The COVID-19 pandemic has only added fuel to that flame with people seeking out products with multiple health benefits — immunity support and overall wellness being at the top of the list. According to a 2021 Ipsos/NZMP Consumer Research study, 88% of American consumers feel that it's important to manage their health now to prevent experiencing health issues later. While probiotics have been at the forefront of the functional space for several years to address digestive health, scientists are learning more about how probiotics are…
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7 Surprising Foods That Can Interfere With Your Sleep

We already know excessive consumption of sugar is linked to health issues such as diabetes, weight gain, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease, to name but a few. It can also make sleep more difficult. You may know to avoid candy, doughnuts, pies, desserts, and soda before bed, but do smoothies seem like a nice healthy snack?Research published in BMJ Open in March 2016 looked at beverages marketed to children in the UK, and found that packaged smoothie products averaged even more sugar per serving (around two and a half teaspoons) than juice. About 40 percent of the products…
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SuperSNAP Helps Food Insecure Households Afford Healthy Foods

Led by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, a new JAMA study showed that an additional $40 per month for SNAP beneficiaries substantially increased the purchase of healthier food options for people who struggle with food insecurity. Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH CHAPEL HILL, NC – Food insecurity is associated with a less healthy diet. And using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly referred to as food stamps, is associated with reduced food insecurity, though it’s unclear if beneficiaries can afford to purchase enough healthy foods. So the National Institute of Food and Agriculture sponsored the creation of SuperSNAP, which provides SNAP…
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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 list…
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