Eat more fruits, vegetables and proteins that come from plants. That’s the advice from Health Canada, which introduced a new Canada’s Food Guide last week. You should also limit “processed” foods and try to eat out less often. Processed foods […]
Researchers Pay People To Stay In Bed
Getting paid to stay in bed all day sounds pretty good. But what if someone offered you $23,000 to stay in bed for two months? That’s the deal that a medical research team in Toulouse, France, is offering to 24 volunteers.
Researchers at MEDES, the Institute of Space Medicine and Physiology, are looking for volunteers to help them study the effects of weightlessness on the human body by spending 60 days lying down. Lying in bed isn’t exactly the same as being weightless, but the effects on the human body are similar.
Not Your Typical School Cafeteria
There are moist carrot cake muffins. Subs made with homemade buns.
Fresh baked banana bread. Even the sausage on the pizza is made by hand.
And the most expensive item on the menu is $6, including tax.
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School does not have a typical cafeteria.
Russia Closes Down Nine McDonald’s Restaurants
People in Russia remember waiting more than eight hours to taste their first Big Mac. The line-up was hundreds of people long, snaking back and forth along the sidewalk. That was 1990, when the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Russia, in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.
Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’?
A company called AquaBounty Technologies has created a new type of salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon.
Now it wants permission to sell the salmon as food.
But many people, including some scientists, say the company should not be allowed to farm or sell the salmon until we know more about the possible effects it could have on the environment and on human health.
Big Differences Between Korean and American Food Culture: Student
A student from South Korea says she was “shocked” at how differently food is treated in the United States compared with her homeland.
Fewer Young American Children Are Obese: Study
Obesity rates in young children in the U.S. have dropped by 43 per cent.
In this case, obesity means “very overweight,” which is not good for a person’s health.
Over the last 10 years, the number of young children in the U.S. who are obese has gone down by a lot.
In 2004, nearly 14 per cent of American children aged two to five were obese. In 2012 the number went down to 8.4 per cent.
Sesame Street Characters Help Kids To Eat Right
Sesame Street may be where the air is sweet, but these days it’s also where the food… isn’t.
The children’s television show has started a program to help get kids eating food that’s better for them.
The program is called, “Food for Thought: Eating Healthy on a Budget.”
About one in four children in the United States does not get enough nutritious food to eat, often because parents can’t afford it.
That’s about six million children, according to the Sesame Street website.
Scientists Discover Cause Of Irish Potato Famine
It’s well known that in the 1840s, Ireland suffered from a disaster known as the Irish potato famine.
“Famine” means a “shortage of food.”
More than a quarter of the population of Ireland died or left the country from 1845 to 1852 because of the famine.
For much of the country at the time, potatoes were the main source of food.
The famine had a big effect on Ireland; for one thing, its population is not yet back to pre-famine levels.
The famine happened because the country’s potatoes caught a disease.
At the time, no one knew what the disease was or how to cure it.
Many Celeb Chefs’ Recipes Not Healthy: Study
Celebrity chefs serve up amazing food that tastes great and is good for you, right?
Research shows that most people believe that food created by famous chefs is generally healthy.
Well, maybe not.
Some researchers at Coventry University in Britain took a look at 904 recipes written by 26 celebrity chefs.
A celebrity chef is a chef who has become famous and popular—often because of they’re on a TV show or own a famous restaurant.
More than 85 per cent of the recipes the researchers tested “fell substantially short of the UK government’s healthy eating recommendations,” according to a media release on the Coventry University website. Most of the recipes called for ingredients that are known to contribute to health problems like obesity and heart disease.