A NY Hospital System Has a Big-Time Chef Making Big Changes

Nov. 23, 2022 — From the moment you walk into the massive kitchen at Northern Westchester Hospital, you quickly realize that bland, processed food isn’t on the menu for patients at this Mount Kisco, NY, hospital that’s part of Northwell Health , the largest health care system in New York state. The first indication is … Read more

‘We aim to continuously improve the nutritional value of our foods and beverages’

Swiss KitKat-to-Maggi manufacturer Nestlé has revealed plans to report yearly on the nutritional profile of its global portfolio, starting in its 2022 Annual Report. In 2023, the group will also begin to report on local portfolios in 14 countries using their respective government-endorsed front-of-pack labeling systems. “These commitments build on the belief that transparency is … Read more

Patients Trying to Lose Weight Overestimate Their Diet Quality

There was a wide gap between patients’ perceptions of their diet quality and the reality in the SMARTER weight-loss trial of lifestyle changes, researchers report. Only 28% of the participants had good agreement — defined as a difference of 6 points or less — between their perceived diet quality and its actual quality based on … Read more

A Medically Tailored Holiday Meal

The holidays are here, and it is time for those delicious dishes we think about all year. But what about friends, family, and patients who may have certain health conditions and must watch what they eat? Medscape asked for recipes from several organizations across the United States that specialize in health-conscious meals with a dash … Read more

How to help teens can avoid diet culture this holiday season

Editor’s Note: Katie Hurley, author of “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident and Compassionate Girls,” is a child and adolescent psychotherapist in Los Angeles. She specializes in working with tweens, teens and young adults. CNN — “I have a couple of spots for anyone who wants to lose 20 pounds by … Read more

Plant-based drinks ‘not real alternatives’ to dairy milk – study

The study, carried out by Swiss scholars and nutrition experts, analyzed the nutrient profile of 27 samples of plant-based beverages and two of cow’s milk were compared. The plant drinks, 13 of which were fortified, were collected from two major supermarkets in Bern and included soy, almond, cashew, coconut, hemp, oat, rice and spelt. To … Read more

What’s good to drink in a bar when you don’t want alcohol?

By Tiphaine Honnet Posted on 02/07/2019 at 6:50 p.m., Update on 08/10/2022 at 09:33 A contraction of the English words mock (“simulated” in French) and cocktail, the mocktail, as its name suggests, imitates its alcoholic alter ego. iStock Without alcohol, the party is crazier. It’s hard to believe the famous slogan when you sip your … Read more

Tomatoes linked to improved gut health, study finds

Share on PinterestIn a recent study, tomato-fed pigs experienced greater diversity in their gut microbiome, a signifier of stronger gut health. Carol Yepes/Getty Images A recent study observed the effects of tomato consumption on the gut microbiome in pigs. After 10 piglets were fed a diet of which 10% was freeze-dried tomato powder, their ratio … Read more

A brain expert shares his 7 ‘hard rules’ for boosting memory and fighting off dementia

The average human brain shrinks by approximately 5% per decade after the age of 40. This can have a major impact on memory and focus. What’s more, brain disorders are on the rise. In 2020, 54 million people worldwide had Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and that number is expected to grow. But serious mental … Read more

How to make broccoli, leeks and cabbage more digestible?

By Tiphaine Honnet Posted on 11/10/2022 at 4:57 p.m., Update on 11/10/2022 at 7:41 p.m. In case of strong intestinal sensitivity to broccoli, it may be wise to cut and mix the preparation to further break up the fibers. Getty Images Transformed into soups or stews, broccoli and their green cousins ​​delight our taste buds … Read more