Tag: BPA

C’Mon, Soup’s On!

On a cold day, there’s nothing quite as good as a bowl of steaming hot soup. When you have the luxury of time, you can prepare a delicious soup from scratch. However, for a quick lunch or a busy night, a prepared soup from the grocery store can be just

Top 5 Healthy Beverages

Top 5 Healthy Beverages

One way of weaning yourself off one or more of the 5 worst drinks for your body, is to learn how to enjoy the fabulous flavor of one of the top 5 healthy beverages. So, start sipping your way to good health!

Pumpkin Health Benefits: Here’s How This Fall Favorite Helps

Pumpkin Health Benefits: Here’s How This Fall Favorite Helps

It’s that time of year again: Leaves are falling, the weather is getting cooler, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Pumpkins are a hallmark icon for autumn, but this fall staple offers more than just a festive decoration and flavor. Learn more about why pumpkin is so good for

BPA Safety Science Update

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to produce polycarbonate plastic (clear, rigid, shatter-proof plastic) and epoxy resins. It is found in plastic containers, food and beverage cans, cash register receipts, some dental sealants and composites, medical devices, and other metal and plastic products. Exposure occurs when BPA leaches

Food Toxins Linked to Obesity

There are many factors behind the rising rate of obesity, such as the increased intake of highly processed foods and lower physical activity. But scientists also are exploring less obvious connections, such as stress, sleep deprivation, and even the presence of toxins in the food supply.

Almost 4,000 new ingredients have

Environmental Nutrition Index: January 2014 – December 2014

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Beverages

Alcohol: To Drink or Not to Drink (Dec, 6)
Coffee Creamers Nutrition Comparison (Dec, 5)
Diet Soda: Kick the Habit (Apr, 1)
Hydrate Well for Health (Aug, 4)
Tea Boosts Cancer Protection (Apr, 3)

Cooking

Cooking for Optimal Health (Jun, 2)
Culinary Top Tips for Health (Jul, 4)
Home Cooking Cuts Calories (Apr,

Say “Yes” to Canned Fruits, Vegetables, and Beans

Canned foods—fruits, vegetables, and beans—are the ultimate convenience foods—nutritious, available year-round, and economical. Yet surveys show they are misunderstood and not considered healthful choices.
Historically, canning was developed to preserve summer’s bounty, and extend food availability all year long to prevent seasonal starvation. Canned foods contain the same important nutrients—sometimes

Newsbriefs: Mediterranean-Style Diet; BPA; Diabetes; Asthma

Mediterranean-Style Diet Contributes to Longer Life
Following a Mediterranean-style diet has been consistently linked with health benefits, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease. Now a study (TheBMJ, Dec. 2, 2014) of 4,676 healthy middle-aged women finds that greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet is significantly associated

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