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Food and Health

The relationship between food and health is intimate and fascinating, and a thorough understanding of this association is necessary to help restore, support, and maintain optimal health. Stay in touch with the latest research and advice on food and its impact on your health and that of your family with well-researched articles from Emaxhealth.

Study Defines Importance Of Fish-Based Fatty Acids

In an ongoing effort to determine the anti-inflammatory value of diets rich in some types of fish, scientists studying asthma and allergic reactions have found that a molecule produced by the body from omega-3 fatty acids helps resolve and prevent respiratory distress in laboratory mice.

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NYC Restaurants To Go Trans-Fat-Free

In a few weeks, New York City restaurants will finish the job of eliminating artificial trans fat from the food they serve. The final phase of the City's trans fat regulation takes effect July 1, requiring restaurants to clear artificial trans fat from all their menu items. When first implemented last year, the new standard applied only to fry oils and spreads. It will now cover previously excluded items such as baked goods, frozen foods, cannoli, and doughnuts as well. Foods served in the manufacturer's original, sealed packaging, such as candy and crackers, are still exempt.

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New Treatment Guide For Eating Disorders Available

Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders has published Eating Disorders: A Handbook of Christian Treatment, a comprehensive guide to the mysterious world of eating disorders. The handbook explains eating disorders, along with proper assessment and intervention, across the bio-psycho-social-spiritual continuum. It was written by a multidisciplinary team to be of value to a broad range of healthcare and pastoral professionals, practitioners, educators and students.

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dLife Launches Online Food And Diabetic Recipe Search Tool

dLife launches the dLife Recipe Finder and Food Look-Up, the world's largest and most comprehensive online nutrition database and look-up tool for people with diabetes. Visit www.dlife.com and search ingredients, prepared foods or even fast food to get in-depth nutritional analysis for more than 25,000 foods and access to over 10,000 diabetes friendly recipes. This revolutionary offering creates a complete one-stop resource to help people track daily carbohydrates in an effort to maintain an optimal diabetes diet and for overall healthy living.

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Moms Can Satisfy All With One Recipe

Young children can be picky eaters, spooked by strong flavors or unfamiliar ingredients, so family dinners tend to be seasoned to the taste of the pickiest eaters. But just because the three-year-old prefers milder foods doesn't mean the rest of family can't enjoy something with more zip. To help parents please all of the diverse tastes of their hungry hoard without spending all night in the kitchen, Mealtime.org has devised an intriguing dinnertime idea that easily creates four dinners out of one.

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Two Freshwater Fish Added To High-Mercury List

Two more types of freshwater fish in southeastern North Carolina have been found to have elevated levels of mercury. They are yellow perch caught south and east of Interstate highway 85, and black crappie caught south and east of I-95. State public health officials are urging pregnant women and children to avoid eating those fish altogether, and urging others to limit their consumption of those fish to no more than one meal a week.

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