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The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

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That smoky dessert tray isn't as innocent as it looks. We're always seeing crazy-fun food fads in our social feeds, like the liquid nitrogen trend. You've probably seen it too: When this chemical is added to a cocktail. for example, or to treats like ice cream and cereal, it creates a smoky, vapor-like effect that's super Instagrammable. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on liquid nitrogen–infused foods and drinks, and they're urging people to avoid consuming anything prepared with this potentially dangerous substance. The FDA warning, issued on Thursday, states that the agency has has become aware of severe, and in some...
Study: High concentrations of heavy metals found in baby foods

Study: High concentrations of heavy metals found in baby foods

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of the baby foods tested by Consumer Reports had a troubling cadmium, inorganic arsenic or lead content, a study by the review company showed. The non-governmental organization tested 50 brand name baby foods and found "worrisome" levels of heavy metals in 68 percent of those tested. Ingesting the metals can, over time, impair cognitive function in babies and children. Cadmium, arsenic and lead are regarded, with mercury, as the most harmful to health. The report said every product tested had a measurable level of at least one heavy metal, and 15 of the 50 tested could pose health risks to a child regularly eating just one serving per day. The study also noted foods containing rice or sweet potatoes were especially likely to have high metal levels, and organic...
5 Fresh Foods to Always Pick Up in the Produce Aisle

5 Fresh Foods to Always Pick Up in the Produce Aisle

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The produce aisle can be a little overwhelming. You’ve got your super-fresh stuff, your local stuff, your organic stuff, your what-the-heck-is-that stuff. Maybe you have a baby in the cart, or a kid tugging on your hand to get to the cereal aisle as fast as humanly possible. Perhaps you have a short, tight list because you do most of your produce shopping at the farmer’s market or you’re in a CSA—a particularly smart move this time of year. Regardless of your supermarket strategy, there are five fresh foods I suggest you always pick up from this aisle. Nowadays, as a cook who makes Thai and Indian recipes as frequently as she does Italian ones, I find that I need these the most frequently, and curse myself when I do not have them. ...
Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

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On a platter of cheese, pretzels and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study. That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than foods high in only fats, like the cheese, or only carbs, like the pretzels. People could be wired to want that deadly combo: Fats and carbohydrates together. "We were interested in exploring mechanisms that drive food reinforcement," lead author Dana Small, director of Yale University’s Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center, told ABC News. So how do the digestive and emotional system work for different types of macronutrients, like carbs and fats? And how do "man-made," processed foods that contain both fats and carbs affect these mechanisms? To find out, ...
 6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day's Worth of Added Sugar

 6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day's Worth of Added Sugar

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You know that soda and candy are serious sugar bombs. And that added sugar hides in countless sneaky places. But did you know that you could max out your daily recommended limit with just a blueberry muffin, or a yogurt and fruit parfait? Yep, the American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than six teaspoons, or 24 grams, of added sugar per day—and the six foods below can easily pack that much and more. Learn how to decode their nutrition labels, plus tips for choosing right-sized portions and less-sweet alternatives.If you're ready to cut way back on the sweet stuff, sign up for our 14-Day Sugar Detox! The challenge kicks off Monday.LemonadeSome of my clients think drinking lemonade is good for them, since lemons are full of vi