Posted by Carolina Sanchez · February 14, 2013 10:43 AM
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Looking for a sweet treat to make for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something special. This torte is rich, decadent, moist…AND it’s vegan AND raw! And the best part about it, it can be done in about 20 minutes and there are only a handful of ingredients that are easy to find in the store! Nobody will ever guess what’s in it!
Posted by Nat Parsons · February 14, 2013 10:39 AM
Often times, diet and nutrition research can be confusing, overwhelming, and even contradictory. This is a serious issue since being informed is really the best tool anyone has for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, there are several great resources out there to help you navigate the world of nutrition advice, including Center for Science in the Public Interest's Nutrition Action Healthletter online platform, which offers daily healthy eating tips, educational resources, healthy recipes, and much more.
Posted by Susan Prolman · February 13, 2013 10:33 AM
Chocolates and other sweets are time honored Valentine’s Day traditions. However, processed sugars like white sugar and high fructose corn syrup have no fiber and something close to no nutrients. Let’s face it, they’re just not that good for you.
“Do you know where your food comes from?” Over the past several years, media outlets ranging from CBS to Oprah.com have used this headline to encourage the general public to explore the U.S. food system. And you know what? It seems to have worked. People have read Fast Food Nation and seen Food, Inc. They’ve worked visits to the farmer’s market into their weekend plans. And they’ve giggled at satire like Portlandia’s “Is It Local?”
Just when your family had started to recover from the holiday sugar binge: Along comes Valentine’s Day to provide yet another excuse for a class party laden with candy, cupcakes and other sweets. I don’t know about you, but I am not too excited about the idea of my kids downing 10 pounds of sugar and who knows what kind of artificial ingredients. I’m all for an occasional treat, but the last thing they need is another junk fest.
Posted by Saru Jayaraman · February 05, 2013 9:53 AM
Every New Year many of us resolve to eat better – which often means healthier options when we eat out. But since many of us don’t know what happens behind the kitchen door, we also don’t know how the lives of the people touching our food impacts our health and well-being as well.
We at Food Day talk a lot about the human health impacts of a meat-intensive diet: animal protein is more likely to serve up a hefty dose of fat, much of it saturated, than do vegetable-based sources. Red meat is the worst culprit. The Harvard School of Public Health cites research suggesting that even modest consumption of red meat leads to a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and colon cancer, as well as a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, or any cause really.