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    Longitudinal associations between objective and perceived healthy food environment and diet: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

    This article was originally published here Soc Sci Med. 2021 Nov 6:114542. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114542. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Research examining the influence of neighborhood healthy food environment on diet has been mostly cross-sectional and has lacked robust characterization of the food environment. We examined longitudinal associations between features of the local food environment and healthy diet, and whether associations were modified by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Data on 3634 adults aged 45-84 followed for 10 years were obtained from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Diet quality was assessed using the Alternative Healthy Eating Index at Exam 1 (2000-2002) and Exam   Read More

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    Rooted In Foods | Comforting casseroles | Food & Cooking

    Borrowed from French cuisine, cooking “en casserole” started to gain popularity in the U.S. shortly after the turn of the 19th century. A 1907 San Francisco Call newspaper article called this cooking method “simple” and “economical,” which may be why the casserole has remained a favorite over many generations. Traditionally, the term casserole referred to the porous earthenware dish in which food was cooked. Early U.S. casseroles dishes were rough on the outside and glazed on the inside which often resulted in a reddish interior. A stubby handle was part of the casserole, allowing for easier transport to a dining   Read More

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    Is ‘climatarian’ diet the eco-friendly answer to food wastage? Here’s what experts say

    We cannot talk about healthy eating and keeping ourselves fit without considering the environment. ‘Health’ is not an isolated concept, but one with a holistic standpoint that takes into account many factors. Around the world, people have come to understand that every action has repercussions that ultimately affect the planet. As such, there has been a conscious shift in diet for many people, who have started choosing plant-based foods over those that are animal-derived. Mostly, the word that comes to mind is ‘veganism’, or even ‘vegetarianism’. While the latter factors out meat and poultry, the former excludes all forms of   Read More

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    17 perfect potpie recipes to make with Thanksgiving leftovers

    Potpie just might be the quintessential cold-weather comfort food — and perhaps the all-time best use of leftover turkey. These all-in-one delights not only cover the need for a rich, creamy texture, but also satisfy with a buttery, flaky, carb-y finish. While the classic filling is a savory chicken mixture, potpies can be made with anything from veggies to meat, from seafood to even fruit. The toppings are also interchangeable and can be created from crispy potatoes, pie dough, puff pastry or biscuits. It’s a perfect palette for customizing and any combination is sure to be delicious. These potpies   Read More

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    7 restaurants selling Dallas’ most expensive food

    Insane: That’s the word Dallas chef Samir Dhurandhar uses to describe the money some people are willing to spend on dinner in Dallas right now. A meal for two at some of Dallas’ most expensive places, like Monarch, Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse and Shoyo, could cost $300 to $1,000 for two people. Or more. While Dallas has always had a reputation for being flashy, the city has more ultra-expensive restaurants than ever before. And prices at some of the most exclusive spots are at an all-time high: Food prices are inflated, restaurant workers are demanding higher wages and rent isn’t   Read More

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    Three cups of coffee or tea a day may keep dementia, strokes away

    (Getty Images) TIANJIN, China (StudyFinds.org) — Good news for both coffee and tea drinkers, an extra cup of either beverage may help fight off serious health risks as you age. A new study reveals drinking more coffee, more tea, or a combination of both appears to lower the risk of suffering a stroke or developing dementia later in life. In a review of over 365,000 older adults, study authors discovered a link between participants drinking more coffee and tea and falling rates of both stroke and dementia cases among a group of 50 to 74-year-olds. Specifically, the study   Read More

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    You are what you eat: Healthy diet tops drugs when it comes to anti-aging benefits

    SYDNEY, Australia — Good nutrition may be the best anti-aging drug you can find, a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of Sydney say when comparing the benefits of drugs which promote healthy aging and good metabolic health, their study finds nothing beats eating a healthy diet. In a pre-clinical study involving mice, the team found consuming a healthy balance of calories and macronutrients had a greater impact on aging and metabolism than three drugs which doctors prescribe to treat diabetes and slow the aging process. Anti-aging drugs actually get in the way of healthy eating Scientists have been   Read More

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    Cooking for the holidays? Here are 15 tips to an eco-friendly meal

    The holidays can be rough on the environment. From turkey day to New Year’s Day alone, there’s a 25% uptick in trash produced in the U.S., according to the National Environmental Education Foundation. And, each year the average American family wastes about 1,160 pounds of food — that’s $1,500 worth of grub, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Here are 15 tips to a more eco-friendly holiday meal. PLAN Mix it up and include items based on your heritage. (Collard greens, rice and potato salad were common turkey day side dishes in this reporter’s home.) Cooking the same   Read More

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    New study shows vegan and vegetarian diets are cheaper and healthier

    © iStock/MixMedia New research from Oxford University reveals that in high-income countries like the US and the UK, vegan and vegetarian diets could reduce your food bill costs by one-third. It also found that flexitarian diets could have an impact on costs. The study compares the cost of seven sustainable diets like vegan and vegetarian to the current typical diet in 150 countries, using food prices from the World Bank’s International Comparison programme. The findings of the study are published in The Lancet Planetary Health. What are sustainable diets? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (NAO) defines   Read More

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    These appetizers only take a few minutes to make

    Call it what you want—appetizer, hors d’oeuvres or finger food—you can never have too many tricks up your sleeve when it comes to party fare. And you don’t need to prep all week (or even all day) to assemble a gorgeous array of hand-held treats. Take the four recipes below, for example. The ingredient lists are short, the preparations simple and the presentations stunning. From tender pieces of pork shimmering in a sweet and savory glaze, to juicy steak bites shellacked with honey, soy and zingy garlic, meatballs scented with cumin and studded with onion, garlic, parsley, and mint with   Read More

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