#AceHealthNews – Oct.23: What is stress and anxiety exactly, and how can one reduce stress and anxiety? Stress is caused by an existing stressor, were as anxiety is stress that continues after the stressor is gone. More times than not, the continued anxiety is the diet one consumes. Combining regular exercise with anti-anxiety foods can help reduce one’s worry, […]
#AceFoodNews – September 11 – We already know how junk-food makes you lazy. Now, new research suggests high-fat, high-calorie, sugary foods may actually discourage you from trying new foods.
In fact, salty, fatty, sugary foods may rewire the brain’s reward mechanism, rendering them as addictive as some narcotics.
In a report published in Frontiers in Psychology, researchers describe how rats given a junk food diet seem to lose all interest in other types of food. This works against the natural structure of the brain, which is wired to seek out a diverse diet and to avoid overeating. Not surprisingly, this leads to unhealthy eating habits as well as weight gain.
Half of the rats in the study were fed a high-calorie “cafeteria” diet consisting of cookies, pies, dumplings, and cakes for two weeks, while the other half (the control group) were given a standard diet.
#AceFoodNews – UNITED STATES – April 14 – (RT) – Starting July 1, schools will no longer be able to sell unhealthy junk food in cafeterias, vending machines or at bake sale fundraisers that occur during school hours, according to a new mandate from the USDA. Schools will have to replace the junk with nutritious items. But that healthy food has its own set of requirements.
Back in February, Obama spoke at an event with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to unveil the new rules.
“The idea here is simple—our classrooms should be healthy places where kids are not bombarded with ads for junk food,” Obama said in a statement.
“Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work should not be undone by unhealthy messages at school.”
According to the USDA website, “The Smart Snacks in School standards stipulate that all snack foods sold in school must be ‘whole grain rich,’ meaning they contain 50% whole grains or have whole grains as the first ingredient, or have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product or a protein-rich food. Combination foods that contain at least ¼ cup fruit and/or vegetable or naturally contain 10% of the daily value (DV) of calcium, potassium, vitamin D or dietary fibre will also be accepted.”
Highlights of the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards include:
— More of the foods we should encourage.
— Less of the foods we should avoid.
— Targeted beverage standards allowing variation by age group.
— Flexibility for important traditions.
— Ample time for implementation.
This is a heart-warming story about a daughter who saved her father’s life with food.
On her way off to Ecuador, she had a premonition of something negative that was going to happen to her dad. She returned home, got out of the airport, and her sister told her that he was having multiple heart attacks and looking at a quadruple bypass. Their mother had cervical cancer.
Fortunately for the dad involved, his daughter, Dina Knight, understood the simple difference between healthy and unhealthy food.
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