“Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live longer, reports Harvard Health Publishing.”
Tag: healthy foods
“Ice cream is one of America’s most popular desserts, reports Consumer Reports. Almost 90% of people surveyed by the market research firm Mintel said they had purchased it in the previous six months. As a cool finale to a Memorial Day cookout or a special sidekick to go with apple pie, it’s hard to beat. For health-conscious eaters, though, the high fat, sugars, and calorie counts prevent ice cream from being a regular snack, even during the dog days of summer.”
“In honor of National Frozen Food Day, Consumer Reports asked dietitians to share some pros and cons of frozen foods: products worth stocking your freezer with and pitfalls to avoid.”
“Nutritionists advise preparing more of your meals at home, and for good reason: Doing so raises the nutritional quality of your diet, according to Consumer Reports. Studies have shown that home cooking fans may get more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and unhealthy fats than those who dine out, or do take out, frequently. And they tend to weigh less and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, too.”
In honor of May’s National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, The Dairy Alliance (formerly the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association) surveyed more than 1,000 parents in the Southeast to learn about their family’s milk, yogurt and cheese consumption habits to understand the most pervasive myths about dairy.
Earlier this week, I blogged on reports of food marketers who are trying to increase demand from kids for healthier foods, mainly produce. Food marketers are also having success selling other healthy products to consumers. Recently published reports indicate that consumers are increasing their purchases of whole grain products, especially pasta and bread.