Food and Health, Prevention

The average salt intake of Americans and all modern societies far exceeds what is needed and this excessive intake appears to be promoting many serious diseases including elevated blood pressure (BP) and hypertension (HTN). There is also no doubt that HTN is a major risk factor for damage to...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
Food and Health

Increasingly, Americans are looking to genetic tests to offer personalized nutrition and health advice. Nutrigenomics tests attempt to identify how an individual’s genes and various nutrients interact. But are these tests helpful? Here is a list of six things to consider before buying a nutrigenomics test... Do you really need to know? Much of the advice ... 6 Considerations Before Buying a Nutrigenomics Test
Cooking, Prevention

Veggie burgers originated in England in 1982 as a plant-based ‘hamburger’ option for people who preferred a vegetarian eating style. That first product was sold as a dry mix; simply add water, form it into a patty, and cook. Gardenburger released the first commercial veggie burger in 1992 and in 1993 Boca Burger produced their ... New Plant-Based Burger Choices
Cooking, Food and Health

Which foods contain more nutrients – raw or cooked? The answer isn’t as clear as you might expect. There are many different food preparation methods, with some involving heat to bake, steam, roast, or fry; we eat other foods raw, and some foods dried or sprouted. Each food preparation...
Food and Health, Prevention

There has long been concern that a low total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) may cause an increased risk of a hemorrhagic stroke. This concern arose because epidemiological studies found a correlation between low serum cholesterol levels and a greater risk of experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke (1, 2)....