Food News Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1191/all en How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_fruits_vegetables_101861085J_Walk_Studio_2.jpg" alt="How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post" title="How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex connections that can affect our body’s basic functions — from metabolism to sleep to mood.</p> <p> Changes in the makeup of the gut bacteria in the human digestive system have been associated with a growing number of diseases. </p> <p>It’s important to remember, though, that the science is still young and evolving. </p> <p>Here we highlight the most intriguing of the cutting-edge studies.</p> <br clear="left" /> <br clear="left" /> <p><h3>Healthy Heart</h3></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:51:35 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283625 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should GMO labeling be a law? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_3.jpg" alt="Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post" title="Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The GMO labeling debate is hot! </p> <p> This spring, Vermont became the first state to pass a no-strings mandatory GMO labeling law. (Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, but they don’t go into effect until other requirements are met.)</p> <p> Groups in at least 36 other states have efforts under way to pass state labeling bills.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Food & health news Food Causes Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:58:31 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283579 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101680050_bees_noltner_310.jpg" alt="Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post" title="Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Our country’s most efficient pollinator, the domesticated honeybee, is in decline. We talked with Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Ph.D.—an entomologist at the University of Maryland and one of the first to see honeybees were in trouble 10 years ago—about why we should be concerned.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Food & health news Food Causes Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:07:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283523 at http://www.eatingwell.com What You Need to Know About Caramel Color http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23346_Allen.jpg" alt="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" title="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A new study by Consumer Reports may make you think twice before reaching for a soda (and it’s not about sugar or artificial sweeteners). Some types of caramel color, an additive found in many colas, contain a compound (4-MEI) that may cause cancer, according to some animal studies. Recently, California’s Environmental Protection Agency began requiring a cancer warning for products with 4-MEI that exceeded the state’s recommended limit. As a result, Coca-Cola reformulated their colas sold in the U.S. to use a 4-MEI-free caramel color, and PepsiCo pledged to do the same by February 2014.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color#comments Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:31:01 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281257 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News & 4 Ways to Avoid Them http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/100445858_Moats_Blaine_macandcheese.jpg" alt="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" title="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Yesterday Kraft announced that they'll be phasing out the use of Yellow 5 and 6 in some of their packaged mac-and-cheeses, specifically their character-shaped pastas (SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes, plus two other new shapes) and instead will color them with spices such as paprika. (Their “original flavor” elbow-shaped macaroni won't be changed.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them#comments Food News Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Healthy kids Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:16:56 +0000 Stefan_20 279514 at http://www.eatingwell.com Spice Safety http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/spices_0.jpg" alt="Spice Safety Blog Post" title="Spice Safety Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Spices are a delicious way to add flavor to your food. Many spices even have extra health and nutrition benefits—chili powder can help boost metabolism and ginger can help soothe your stomach. Recently the FDA reported in <em>Food Microbiology</em> that some imported spices have been contaminated with <em>Salmonella</em>, causing illnesses and deaths. The FDA is scheduled to release a more detailed report later this year on spice safety.</p> <p>If this news has you questioning the safety of your spices and what you can do, here are a few tips:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety#comments Food News Blog Cooking tips Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:44:14 +0000 Stefan_20 279281 at http://www.eatingwell.com Kudos to our award winners! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_2.jpg" alt="Kudos to our award winners! Blog Post" title="Kudos to our award winners! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This spring <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/clearing_up_the_confusion_about_genetically_modified_corn">“Sweet Summer Corn,”</a> Barry Estabrook’s August 2012 ­article on genetically modified sweet corn, won the 2013 Bert Greene Award for Writing That Makes a Difference from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. And <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_truth_about_sugar">“Solving the Sugar Puzzle,”</a> Rachael Moeller Gorman’s report (October 2012) on the impacts of sugar on our health, won the James Beard Journalism Award in the Health and Well-Being category.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Jessie Price Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:50:31 +0000 Sarah Hoff 277617 at http://www.eatingwell.com What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/michelle_obama_roundtable_310.jpg" alt="What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate Blog Post" title="What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>First Lady Michelle Obama is the ultimate busy mom—last week she presented at the Oscars, this morning she&rsquo;s on Good Morning America talking about her latest effort to help Americans eat healthier—the MyPlate Recipes Partnership.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Health Healthy kids Michelle Edelbaum Nutrition Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:51:36 +0000 Penelope Wall 275740 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cover_good_food.jpg" alt="Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget Blog Post" title="Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>With so many factors to consider&mdash;health, environmental impact, cost, taste&mdash;choosing healthy foods can seem like a mission impossible. Enter the Good Food on a Tight Budget guide from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This brand new guide, which helps you buy the most budget-friendly, super-healthy eats, comes from the same group that brought us the Dirty Dozen (a compendium of the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget#comments Food News Blog Budget meals Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Wellness Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:21:02 +0000 Nifer 125970 at http://www.eatingwell.com Olympic appetites: how 8 top athletes eat to win http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/olympic_appetites_how_8_top_athletes_eat_to_win <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/olympic_appetites_how_8_top_athletes_eat_to_win" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22580A_310mt_0.jpg" alt="Olympic appetites: how 8 top athletes eat to win Blog Post" title="Olympic appetites: how 8 top athletes eat to win Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The world&rsquo;s fastest, fittest athletes are competing in the summer Games, but what fuels their power? I talked with some top athletes who are competing or hoping to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London about how they eat to win.</p> <p><strong>Misty May-Treanor, 34, beach volleyball player and two-time Olympic medalist</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/olympic_appetites_how_8_top_athletes_eat_to_win#comments Food News Blog Fitness Food & health news Michelle Edelbaum Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:26:56 +0000 Nifer 111718 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do you need to buy organic? The bottom line on how bad pesticides are for you http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/do_you_need_to_buy_organic_the_bottom_line_on_how_bad_pesticides_are_for_you <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/do_you_need_to_buy_organic_the_bottom_line_on_how_bad_pesticides_are_for_you" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/color_wheel_310_0_5_0_0.jpg" alt="Do you need to buy organic? The bottom line on how bad pesticides are for you Blog Post" title="Do you need to buy organic? The bottom line on how bad pesticides are for you Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Today, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its latest report, called the Dirty Dozen, of the 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides (see below). It also put out the Clean 15, a list of the least contaminated produce. The EWG updates this report based on the most recent USDA and FDA data on how much pesticide residue is found on conventionally grown crops.</p> <p>If these lists leave you wondering just how bad pesticides actually are for your health and whether organic produce truly is worth the extra money it often costs, read on.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/do_you_need_to_buy_organic_the_bottom_line_on_how_bad_pesticides_are_for_you#comments Food News Blog Eating green Food & health news Good choices Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:25:28 +0000 Nifer 109142 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which is better: dishwasher or washing dishes by hand? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_is_better_dishwasher_or_washing_dishes_by_hand <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_is_better_dishwasher_or_washing_dishes_by_hand" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22465_donnelly.jpg" alt="Which is better: dishwasher or washing dishes by hand? Blog Post" title="Which is better: dishwasher or washing dishes by hand? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Anyone who&rsquo;s ever watched a teenager (grudgingly) wash one fork at a time when it&rsquo;s their turn to do the dinner dishes has probably had the thought &ldquo;I wonder if that&rsquo;s really the most efficient use of our resources.&rdquo; Actually, your first thought is probably, &ldquo;How does the child manage to run the hot water continuously yet get the task done at such a glacial pace?&rdquo; (Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/kitchen_tips_techniques/how_to_save_time_time_saving_ingredients">How to Save Time in </a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_is_better_dishwasher_or_washing_dishes_by_hand#comments Food News Blog Eating green Good choices Wendy Ruopp Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Penelope Wall 77959 at http://www.eatingwell.com Hunger Hits Home: 6 Inspiring People Who Are Fighting Hunger http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/hunger_hits_home_6_people_who_are_fighting_hunger <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/hunger_hits_home_6_people_who_are_fighting_hunger" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/lauren_bush_lauren_feed_projects.jpg" alt="Hunger Hits Home: 6 Inspiring People Who Are Fighting Hunger Blog Post" title="Hunger Hits Home: 6 Inspiring People Who Are Fighting Hunger Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p><em>Once again, <a href="http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2012/04/11/hunger-hits-home-communal-table" target="_blank">FN Dish (Food Network's food blog)</a> has invited food bloggers from around the country to &quot;pull up a chair&quot; to their virtual Communal Table.</em></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/hunger_hits_home_6_people_who_are_fighting_hunger#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Food Causes Food Network Communal Table Michelle Edelbaum Pull Up a Chair Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:28:03 +0000 Penelope Wall 77677 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_7_clean_out_your_cleaning_products <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_7_clean_out_your_cleaning_products" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/soap_dispenser_kitchen_makeover_310_0.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_7_clean_out_your_cleaning_products#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:28:01 +0000 Nifer 77216 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_6_filter_your_tap_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_6_filter_your_tap_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_glass_ja11_SILO_1.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water</strong></p> <p>You might not think of water as a source of toxins, but tap water can in fact contain up to 315 pollutants, including arsenic (a heavy metal) and pesticides, according to a 2009 analysis by the Environmental Working Group. And bottled water can contain the same contaminants as tap.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_6_filter_your_tap_water#comments Food News Blog Good choices Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:21:12 +0000 Nifer 77215 at http://www.eatingwell.com