Cool down & eat healthy – L’Observateur

Someone once said that it didn’t get officially hot in Louisiana until the temperature broke 100 degrees. Ninety-nine degrees was still in the “warm” zone. I would disagree with that, but the fact that we’ve made it halfway through July without a real statewide scorcher is encouraging.

 

It’s well known that Louisianans like their spicy foods, but when the weather turns warmer (ha) we might like to settle into something cooler.  Recipes in the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diets fit the bill, with a lagniappe:  these diets are heart healthy AND may help protect the

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Health department targets eradication by 2023

20 Jul 2021 — The Philippines’ Department of Health has adopted a new administrative order to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from its food supply by 2023 – becoming the 45th country to do so. 

Specifically, the new policy aims to reduce Filipinos’ trans fatty acids intake to less than 1 percent of their recommended total energy intake. 

“Trans fatty acids have no health benefits,” Luis Raymund Villafuerte, House Deputy Speaker, remarks. “The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that trans fatty acids elimination is considered as one of the simplest public health interventions to reduce the risk

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Pamela Stuppy: Defining food packaging claims

Many consumers have health concerns that benefit from understanding claims made on food packaging. These are often part of the marketing of a food product so do not appear on the “Nutrition Facts” section of the label. The terms you may see are definitions of the relative amounts of a particular component of the food based on what is noted as the serving size. Examples would include calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, and fiber.

With regard to calories, the terms you might see would be “calorie free”, “low calorie”, or “reduced calorie”. The FDA approved definition of “calorie

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Medi-Weightloss Review: Does It Work?

The Medi-Weightloss Program is a plan designed to help you lose weight and keep it off long-term.

The company has more than 90 locations throughout the United States, and the program has quickly become one of the most popular physician-supervised weight loss programs in the country.

However, despite its widespread success, some claim the program is overly restrictive, expensive, and difficult to follow.

This article takes a look at the Medi-Weightloss diet, including what it is, how it works, and whether it’s actually effective for weight loss.

Diet review scorecard

  • Overall score: 2.25/5
  • Weight loss: 2
  • Healthy eating: 2
  • Sustainability:
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