by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, June 1, 2012
by Toby Amidor in Food News, October 20, 2011
- Food that are high in calcium, like cheese, can help you sleep.
Craving more zzzz’s? Some of the things you eat and drink can help you get more rest, others can work against you.
What You Eat
- Going to bed hungry is a big no-no for relaxation; have a light snack to help you unwind.
- Both calcium and carbohydrate-rich foods promote the effects of tryptophan, a sleep-promoting amino acid. Top picks for sleep are apples with peanut butter, cheese and crackers or cereal and milk.
- Magnesium is another mineral that aids with sleep – get some from nuts, seeds, bananas, beans, whole grains and avocado.
by Toby Amidor in Diets & Weight Loss, Food News, June 3, 2011
October 24, 2011 is the date of the first annual Food Day. Each year on this date Americans will celebrate and push for healthy, reasonably priced food that’s produced is an eco-friendly and sustainable way. This year you’ll find schools, communities, health professionals, chefs, and foodies celebrating Food Day in their own way.
What’s Food Day?
Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which is a nonprofit group that has been working to improve nutrition, health and food labeling since 1971. The Co-Chairs for Food Day are Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). On the National Advisory Board are a collection of impressive public figures including Dr. Marion Nestle, Walter Willett, Alice Waters, Morgan Spurlock, David Katz, Michael Pollan, Ellie Krieger, and many more.
by Toby Amidor in Food News, June 12, 2009
- The new MyPlate guide. Image courtesy ChooseMyPlate.gov.
In recent years, many have criticized the Food Guide Pyramid. Among the complaints: The guide is too confusing and doesn’t help Americans make better choices. On June 2nd, the USDA released its new shape for healthy eating, and it’s out with the pyramid and in with the plate. Take a peek at the new MyPlate design and get our take on what’s improved and what’s missing.
Get to know the new MyPlate food guide »
In this week’s round up: A controversial new food documentary, buying your meals off a truck, losing weight by email and more.
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