There’s one advantage that the industrial tomato has over the homegrown variety—consistency, albeit tasteless, colorless consistency. Turns out the same is true for milk, among other foods. We humans love consistency. How else to explain the proliferation of chains? Especially in this mobile world, we like knowing that if we buy coffee at Starbucks on […]
Entries Tagged as 'Research'
October 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Industrial wins consistency contest · Food selection, local food, Research
September 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Ha! I knew carbs were OK · Research
Here’s the latest volley in the carb debate. To quote from the press release from the University of Virginia about a study by its faculty member Glenn Gaesser: …diets high in carbohydrates are almost universally associated with slimmer bodies. More importantly, Gaesser found that consuming lots of high-glycemic foods is not associated with higher body […]
September 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on Family meals good for life’s diet · Healthy eating, Research
There may be hope for my daughter’s diet after all. This young woman has been picky since birth. I decided she must be a supertaster, because texture is a big deal for her. For the first 18 years of her life she pretty much subsisted on cereals, fruits and dairy—and trust me, that sounds a […]
September 6th, 2007 · Comments Off on Easy info sells nutritious products, but the job can be even easier · Food selection, Healthy eating, Research
Maybe most people really do want to eat healthier after all. That’s at least one conclusion you could draw from the Hannaford grocery chain’s year-long nutrition labeling experiment recounted in today’s New York Times. I have to admit I’m surprised, but maybe that’s because I’ve been paying attention to nutrition information for a long time. […]
August 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on We’re fat and growing · Farm Bill, Food selection, General, Research
The Trust for America’s Health today released its annual report on obesity, and, no surprise, we learn Americans are fat and getting fatter. At that link, you can read the news release or the entire report issued by the trust, a nonpartisan nonprofit group, including state by state information. I can report, consequently, that Kansas […]
August 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Vitamin D news exciting for women—and almost everyone else · Research
Another study links increased Vitamin D with reduced incidence of breast, colon cancer. For people like me who also are concerned about osteoporosis, this is doubly good news.