DITCH the ice-cream, as experts have revealed you should be eating foods such as SOUP and chilli to cool down in the heat. As Britain experiences one of the hottest summers on record, nutritionist Daniel O’Shaughnessy has compiled a list of the best foods to eat – and avoid - in order to feel cooler. Despite traditionally being considered a winter dish, having a bowl of soup in the evening can actually help regulate your body temperature. The food expert, who has been working with takeaway firm Just Eat, said: “It will make you perspire more, but as the sweat evaporates, the energy is absorbed into the air, therefore cooling the body.” And tucking into watermelon, turmeric and reducing the carbohydrates and protein in your diet are all sure-fire ways to beat the heat. He also believes a spicy chilli is an excellent choice, as the capsaicin found in the food sends a signal to your brain that your body is overheated and you will then sweat more to cool your … [Read more...] about Stay cool in the heatwave with these foods – including soup and curry
COTTAGE pie, lasagne and the humble Sunday roast have topped a list of the nation’s favourite "winter warmers". Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found at this time of year, Brits are fond of beef stew, spaghetti bolognese and cauliflower cheese. Other much-loved classics include mac and cheese, fish and chips and bangers and mash, all guaranteed to warm our cockles amid the chilly winter months. The season of comfort food is in full swing, according to the study of 2,000 adults, with six in 10 saying hot meals are one of their favourite things about this time of year. But with the lead up to Christmas being a hectic period, 74 per cent of Brits admitted taking shortcuts when cooking to make their lives a little easier. Popular meal time savers include using frozen vegetables, microwaving food instead of using an oven when possible and using ready-made sauces. TOP 30 WINTER WARMERS1. Sunday roast A spokesperson from Primula, which carried out the research in … [Read more...] about Britain’s favourite winter comfort food revealed – does your number one meal make the list?
USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released results of a study examining the influence of foodstore access on grocery shopping and food spending. According to the study’s authors, researchers have taken the position that poor access to food retailers selling a wide range of healthy and affordable foods leads to poorer diet and diet-related health problems. And lack of access to stores such as supermarkets may thus mean that households rely more heavily on nearby retailers, such as convenience stores or fast-food restaurants, which do not typically offer a wide variety of healthful foods.The study found that six percent of U.S. households are access-burdened: they do not use their own vehicle to travel to the store for groceries and live more than 0.5 mile from the nearest SNAP-authorized supermarket or superstore (SM/SS). Additional highlights of the study’s findings include:Seventy-seven percent of access-burdened households reported a … [Read more...] about New USDA Study Explores Influence of Foodstore Access on Grocery Shopping and Food Spending
It has been 13 years since the Brazilian Food and Drug Administration (ANVISA) updated the guidelines regulating which drugs can receive over-the-counter (OTC) status. The much-anticipated guidelines, which issued on August 3, 2016 as Rule #98, revoke the previous Rule #138, which was established in 2003. Rule #138 established which drugs could be sold as OTC medications, according to their therapeutic indications. Drugs currently recognized as safe for over-the-counter use under Rule #138 will continue to be categorized as such until a reassessment can be completed and compliance with Rule #98 evaluated; however the new guidelines allow ANVISA to simultaneously reassess the status of currently available OTC drugs while expanding the number of new products available to consumers.Rule #98 was previously submitted to Public Inquiry #27 on April 8, 2015. According to ANVISA’s report on the public inquiry, the general feedback was that the new rule will have a positive impact on the … [Read more...] about Updates to the Brazilian Food and Drug Administration OTC Drug Guidelines
June 6, 2012 - The Senate may take up its version of the Farm Bill as early as this week, while the House is expected to finish its version before July 4. According to the Congresional Budget Office (reports available here and here), the Senate Farm Bill (S. 3240) will reduce spending by about $23.6 billion over 10 years, mostly by cutting direct payments to farmers, conservation programs, and nutritional programs such as food stamps.MapLight has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions from interest groups from agribusiness industries to current members of the U.S. House and Senate from Jan. 1, 2001 – June 30, 2011. BusinessHouseSenateGrand Total Crop production & basic processing$7,994,435$5,518,407$13,512,842 Sugar cane & sugar beets$8,013,222$2,410,396$10,423,618 Milk & dairy producers$6,901,114$2,765,124$9,666,238 Tobacco & tobacco products$5,733,642$2,855,379$8,589,021 Livestock$4,801,988$3,284,489$8,086,477 Forestry & … [Read more...] about Direct Payments to Farmers, Conservation, and Food Stamps Lose While Soy, Cotton, and Bio-Fuels Win in Senate Farm Bill