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Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death by 42 percent

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death by 42 percent

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study. Researchers used the Health Survey … Continued

Smaller Rewards In A Service Economy

Smaller Rewards In A Service Economy

Ironic, that a long and detailed article about the replacement of high-paying manufacturing jobs with low-paying service jobs ends up being a sales pitch for service ads.  A recent piecein The Motley Fool  web publication showed how U.S. economic changes have seen manufacturers flee (ordown-pay*) while … Continued

Sugar is the new tobacco. Here’s why

Sugar is the new tobacco. Here’s why

There is a new global campaign called Action on Sugar to reduce “hidden sugars” in food by pulling together international experts in obesity and labelling sugar as “the new tobacco.” This voluntary group of scientific, academic and medical obesity experts believe that … Continued

The Other Clown Shoe Drops At McDonald’s

The Other Clown Shoe Drops At McDonald’s

Things are going from bland to worse at McDonald’s (MCD). The world’s largest burger chain capped off what it rightfully classified as a “challenging” year on another ho-hum note with Thursday morning’s quarterly report. Global comparable sales declined as a decline … Continued

The Scientific Case for Banning Trans Fats

The Scientific Case for Banning Trans Fats

The FDA’s new policy on these deadly artificial fatty acids is long overdue Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the welcome, belated determination that partially hydrogenated oils—the primary source of trans fats—could no longer be considered “generally … Continued

10 Common Food Terms That Have Lost All Meaning

10 Common Food Terms That Have Lost All Meaning

Fancy some sustainable, artisan chicken with a side of seasonal, gourmet greens? Such buzzwords have proliferated on menus across the country. And while words like “local” and “authentic” maybe once meant something, they’ve been so overused that their meanings have … Continued