Food science is caught between the head and the heart

Food science is caught between the head and the heart

A few weeks ago, a scientific claim linking canola oil to Alzheimer’s disease risk raised an intriguing question: When it comes to healthy eating, do we have to choose between the head and the heart? In other words, is it possible that foods promoted as good for cardiovascular health, such as canola oil, are bad for the brain?

Should We Have a Tax on Junk Food? Scientists Say Yes

Should We Have a Tax on Junk Food? Scientists Say Yes

If you had to pay a higher price for McDonald’s, would you still eat there? What if the movie theater charged you more for a 64-ounce cup of Dr. Pepper? You might pony up the money for a while, but you might also decide your wallet deserves better than taking a hit for your unhealthy snack indulgences. Perhaps you’d even opt out of junk food altogether and reach for a healthier option. That’s why scientists and public health advocates think we should put a tax on junk food. And now, they have the numbers to bolster their argument.

Food Science Is Caught Between the Head and the Heart

Food Science Is Caught Between the Head and the Heart

A few weeks ago, a scientific claim linking canola oil to Alzheimer’s disease risk raised an intriguing question: When it comes to healthy eating, do we have to choose between the head and the heart? In other words, is it possible that foods promoted as good for cardiovascular health, such as canola oil, are bad for the brain?

NUTRITION: To keep resolutions, the trick is in the details

NUTRITION: To keep resolutions, the trick is in the details

Many New Year’s resolutions are health, diet and fitness related, and now that we are into the New Year, take some time to reexamine those resolutions. Most often, our motivation for our resolution is the highest during the beginning of the year. Try to harness that motivation and keep it going throughout the entire year.

Is Organic Farming Really Better? It Depends. Organic farming and conventional farming each have their own strengths and weaknesses that depend on application.

Is Organic Farming Really Better? It Depends. Organic farming and conventional farming each have their own strengths and weaknesses that depend on application.

Agriculture is at a crossroads. With the rising population and socioeconomic disparities across the globe, it is more important than ever to increase the effectiveness of our food system. What is the best way to grow crops and feed the world? Should we go organic, or is conventional agriculture the only way to meet our needs? This article summarizes a large, comprehensive review of the knowledge we have on organic versus conventional methods and where the authors recommend we go from here.

Link between nutrition and COPD: What health execs should know

Link between nutrition and COPD: What health execs should know

Because patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prone to weight loss and a compromised immune system, proper diet and nutrition is important.

Managed Healthcare Executive (MHE) asked Ilaria St. Florian, a registered dietitian at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, to share her thoughts.