Fiona Kenny, R.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/918/all en Who Gets a Bigger Mental Boost From Caffeine: Men or Women? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/who_gets_a_bigger_mental_boost_from_caffeine_men_or_wome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who Gets a Bigger Mental Boost From Caffeine? </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Who Gets a Bigger Mental Boost From Caffeine: Men or Women?</strong></p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fiona Kenny, R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does gender influence your coffee buzz? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="225" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/6111caffeine_boost_img1.jpg?1250870433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Healthy Favorites </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/the_best_coffees">The Best Coffees</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/blogs/health_blog/try_this_drink_to_cure_a_headache_4_more_home_remedies_for_common">Try this drink to cure a headache &amp; 4 more home remedies for common ailments</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/tips/watch_the_buzz_in_energy_drinks">Watch the buzz in energy drinks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/coffee_recipes">Easy Coffee Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/can_coconut_oil_help_you_lose_weight%20">Can Coconut Oil Help You Lose Weight? </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_sides_desserts_more/tea_time">How to Maximize the Flavor and Health Benefits of Tea</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who Gets a Bigger Mental Boost From Caffeine: Men or Women?</p> <p>A. Men B. Women C. Neither. It affects them the same.</p> <p>A. Men. According to new research from the University of Barcelona, men feel more alert—more quickly—than women do after drinking a caffeinated beverage. In the study, participants sipped a caffeinated espresso, then rated how alert they felt 10, 20 and 30 minutes later. Men reported feeling less drowsy after only 10 minutes and sustained the mental boost for the entire half hour. Women got a "kick" from the espresso, too, but rated it weaker than the men did.</p> <p>And as it turns out, just anticipating the stimulating effects of caffeine may be enough—particularly for women—to feel them. Using the same methods, researchers also looked at the mental effects of decaffeinated coffee. Ten minutes after drinking a cup of decaf, women reported feeling significantly more alert. The men reported only a slight mental boost. "Women may be more likely than men to experience a placebo response [to caffeine]," says Ana Adan, Ph.D., lead author and research head of the Psychopharmacology and Drug Dependence Group at the University of Barcelona.</p> <p>By Fiona Kenny, R.D.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/who_gets_a_bigger_mental_boost_from_caffeine_men_or_wome#comments Fiona Kenny, R.D. May/June 2009 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:00:57 +0000 Nifer 10237 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which Broccoli Is Better: Raw or Cooked? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/which_broccoli_is_better_raw_or_cooked <p>Broccoli frequently earns a top spot on “superfoods” lists. This is partly because it delivers a healthy dose of sulforaphane, a compound thought to thwart cancer by helping to stimulate the body’s detoxifying enzymes. According to recent research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, raw broccoli provides significantly more of this beneficial nutrient than cooked. (Cooking locks sulforaphane in, making it unavailable to your body.) In the small study, men were given about 1 cup of broccoli, raw or cooked.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fiona Kenny, R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We all know to eat our veggies—but does cooking do in the nutrients? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="225" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/5957broccoli2_225.jpg?1250870271" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/broccoli_salad_with_creamy_feta_dressing.html">Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/ginger_broccoli.html">Ginger Broccoli</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/broccoli_bacon_salad.html">Broccoli-Bacon Salad</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Broccoli frequently earns a top spot on “superfoods” lists. This is partly because it delivers a healthy dose of sulforaphane, a compound thought to thwart cancer by helping to stimulate the body’s detoxifying enzymes. According to recent research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, raw broccoli provides significantly more of this beneficial nutrient than cooked. (Cooking locks sulforaphane in, making it unavailable to your body.) In the small study, men were given about 1 cup of broccoli, raw or cooked. Those who ate the raw broccoli absorbed sulforaphane faster and in higher amounts compared to those who ate it cooked. The findings add to growing evidence that links diets rich in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and cauliflower, to lower rates of cancer. </p> <p>Bottom Line: If you like broccoli, eat it raw: it’s more nutritious. Or, if you prefer it cooked, Martijn Vermeulen, Ph.D., the study’s lead researcher, suggests steaming it until it’s cooked but still crunchy. Some research suggests this method may keep sulforaphane available.</p> <p>Don’t love broccoli raw or cooked? Other vegetables are super-nutritious as well. Get your 5 (or more) a day. Here are some healthy choices »</p> <p>By Fiona Kenny, R.D.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/which_broccoli_is_better_raw_or_cooked#comments Fiona Kenny, R.D. March/April 2009 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:58:31 +0000 Nifer 10236 at http://www.eatingwell.com Can Salmon Save Your Skin? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/can_salmon_save_your_skin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Salmon Save Your Skin? </div> </div> </div> <p>If you spend your summer vacation soaking up the sun, your best defense (second to sunscreen, of course) may be what you order for dinner. </p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fiona Kenny, R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Omega-3 fatty acids may boost your skin&#039;s defenses against UV damage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/can_salmon_save_skin.jpg?1273685065" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="225" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/6319salmon_skin_cancer.jpg?1250792804" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July/August 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_omega_3_recipes">Healthy Omega-3 Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_salmon_recipes">Healthy Salmon Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/black_bean_salmon_tostadas.html">Black Bean &amp; 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Healthy omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish can boost your skin’s defenses against UV damage, explains epidemiologist Adèle Green, Ph.D. In a study published in the April 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers followed the eating habits of more than 1,100 Australian adults for approximately five years and found that those who ate a little more than 5 ounces of omega-3-rich fish—such as salmon and tuna—each week decreased the development of precancerous skin lesions by almost 30 percent. The lesions, called actinic keratoses, are a common sign of chronic sun damage and can develop into skin cancer if left untreated. Scientists think the omega-3s act as a shield, protecting cell walls from free-radical damage. So next time you head to the beach remember your sunscreen and hat, and make reservations at a restaurant that serves great seafood. </p> <p>**Photo Caption: Featured Recipe: Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon |<br /> More Healthy Salmon Recipes</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/can_salmon_save_your_skin#comments Fiona Kenny, R.D. July/August 2009 Recipes & Menus - Seafood Recipes & Menus - Wrinkles Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:27:24 +0000 Nifer 9949 at http://www.eatingwell.com