Supplementing food nutrition through fortification of pasta with tulsi powder

Adding tulsi powder, also known as holy basil, in pasta increases its fiber content and decreases its cooking time, according to researchers from the Bundelkhand University in India. In the study, which was published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), the authors analyzed tulsi-fortified Continue Reading

‘Traffic light’ food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators released today in JAMA Network Open, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple “traffic-light” symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with a reduction in calories Continue Reading

‘Traffic light’ food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators released today in JAMA Network Open, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple “traffic-light” symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with Continue Reading

Floating food isn’t easy to digest: Scientists think this may be the reason astronauts lose weight

“As odds as it sounds, that’s one of the bigger challenges we have; getting crews to eat enough calories to maintain body weight,” admitted Dr. Scott Smith who leads the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s nutritional biochemistry lab. It is one of the more profoundly interesting problems facing astronauts Continue Reading

Trump administration proposes amazing solution for food stamp recipients: American-grown “Harvest Box” food deliveries to our poorest families

The Trump administration is truly reforming America one program at a time with innovative, “genius” ideas that benefit everyone. Trump’s latest innovation? The USDA “Harvest Box” idea. Here’s how it works: Under the “Harvest Box” program, food stamp recipients who are currently spending their government SNAP money would receive half Continue Reading

Food and alcohol reduce activity in ‘hunger neurons’ via different brain pathways

How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards—food and alcohol—to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. Their findings were presented this week in Utrecht, Netherlands at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Continue Reading

California’s Central Valley food production found responsible for shocking amount of air pollution

A new study that was conducted by researchers from the University of California, Davis recently concluded that a large part of the nitrogen oxide pollution found in California comes from a rather unexpected source: Heavy fertilizer use in the California Central Valley region, which is said to be the source Continue Reading

Food and alcohol reduce activity in ‘hunger neurons’ via different brain pathways

How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards—food and alcohol—to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. Their findings were presented this week in Utrecht, Netherlands at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Continue Reading

Research confirms: Eating a variety of REAL food and staying physically active is the key to lasting brain health

Keeping your brain healthy well into old age can be difficult. But with the right combination of dietary and lifestyle choices, it’s completely manageable and feasible. That’s what a team of researchers from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) has put forth in their report titled Brain Food: GCBH Recommendations on Continue Reading