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    Women should eat breakfast daily to improve mental wellbeing

    Women of all ages should make sure they eat breakfast every day to improve their mental wellbeing, according to a new study. © Provided by Cover Media There has been increasing evidence to show that a person’s diet plays a major role in improving their mental health, but research is mostly focused on “a healthy diet” when Lina Begdache, an assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, believes “a spectrum of dietary and lifestyle changes” should be considered based on a person’s age and gender. “There is not one healthy diet that will work for everyone. There   Read More

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    Cooking for Health: a healthy food budgeting, purchasing, and cooking skills randomized controlled trial to improve diet among American Indians with type 2 diabetes

    This article was originally published here BMC Public Health. 2021 Feb 15;21(1):356. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10308-8. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The prevalence of poor diet quality and type 2 diabetes are exceedingly high in many rural American Indian (AI) communities. Because of limited resources and infrastructure in some communities, implementation of interventions to promote a healthy diet is challenging-which may exacerbate health disparities by region (urban/rural) and ethnicity (AIs/other populations). It is critical to adapt existing evidence-based healthy food budgeting, purchasing, and cooking programs to be relevant to underserved populations with a high burden of diabetes and related complications. The Cooking for Health Study   Read More

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    Researchers use iwaspoisoned.com and Amazon reviews to improve food safety

    Researchers are using text mining technology to analyze comments and reviews to improve the traceability of and communication about risky food products. In a new study published by the journal “Risk Analysis”  the research team proposes a new Food Safety Monitoring System (FSMS) that uses consumer comments posted on certain websites to identify products associated with food-related illnesses. The database consisted of 11,190 randomly selected Amazon reviews of “grocery and canned food” items purchased between 2000 and 2018, along with 8,596 reviews of food products posted on iwaspoisoned.com. These two datasets allowed the researchers to test the text   Read More

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    Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

    When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while hunkering down at home. “We’ve seen time and again, the lack of good and nutritional food causes members to get readmitted” to hospitals, Oscar executive Ananth Lalithakumar said. Food has become a bigger focus for health insurers as they look to expand their coverage beyond just the care that happens in a doctor’s office.   Read More

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    Wyoming group seeks to improve public access to healthy food

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Last winter, a group of farmers, educators and economic development professionals gathered on the Casper College campus to discuss what it would take to develop a self-sustaining food network in Wyoming and begin to solve food security issues that have long plagued small communities around the state. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Wyoming — one of the few states in the country without a food council at the time — saw food insecurity rates in the double digits and, despite its agrarian reputation, offered few opportunities for farmers to either reach new markets or even begin   Read More

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    4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people

    The nation has thousands of food pantries, places that give cash-strapped people free food with few questions asked. These organizations can occupy everything from an entire building to a literal pantry – as in a few shelves in a church basement. Most of the estimated 300 million Americans who relied on food pantries in 2017 experienced food insecurity, meaning that they didn’t have access to enough food. Even before the pandemic hit, up to half of the people who use food pantries live in food insecurity that is so severe that they sometimes skip meals or don’t eat   Read More

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    12 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Health

    Refinery29 15 Cookbooks & Recipes To Slay New Year’s Resolutions With Flavor New year, new food resolution. Whether your start to 2021 is all about eating more greens, honing a set of lackluster cooking chops, or just saving some extra dough by skipping weeknight takeout, having the right support is key. While the internet is an ever-flowing source of recipe inspiration, the endless searchable options out there can feel overwhelming — especially when specific and resolve-testing resolutions come into play. So, instead of blindly blog-searching, we’re turning to the classic masters of recipe organization: cookbooks.When your quarantine cooking skills begin   Read More

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    7 Healthy Diet Changes That Improve Your Memory

    Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who have been blessed with a photographic memory, most people could admit that they desire to improve their memory in some way or another—whether to clear up some fogginess after a brain injury, reverse mental decline or they’re just forgetful. Activities like meditation, studying, and even doing crossword puzzles have been said to give memories a helping hand in working to their fullest potential. But there’s also something that’s fairly simple to do to help boost memory: make small changes in your diet. Here are some healthy diet changes that can   Read More

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    Feed your desire and improve your sex life with these libido-lifting recipes

    HAVING great sex all depends on what you put in your mouth. That’s right – we’re talking about your diet. Shutterstock Put a spark into your sex life by eating the right food Eating the right food can help pep up your hormones and sex organs, says author Christine DeLozier, author of Diet For Great Sex. The acupuncturist, who specialises in sexual health, says: “We think of great sex as being an experience of the mind. But physiologically it’s when our nerves are firing rapid, strong signals to and from our genitals, when our blood is flowing adequately and when   Read More

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    Ireland falling behind on measures to improve food habits

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ireland falls behind international best practice for implementing some of the policies needed to tackle obesity and other non-communicable diseases, a ground-breaking new report from University College Cork has found. Its findings have led to calls for a reform of Ireland’s food environment—the wide range of interconnected factors such as food production, processing, marketing, and distribution, that characterize our food system and largely determine our dietary intakes. The first Irish Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) has highlighted how Ireland compared poorly with other countries when it comes to rolling out initiatives such as so-called “no   Read More

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