Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

U.S. Sweet Potatoes All the Rage in Europe

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:15 Comments Off on U.S. Sweet Potatoes All the Rage in Europe

Great Britain gave us Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, and John Lennon, so now we’re returning the favor… sending the Brits all our sweet potatoes. While the U.S. dollar sinks deeper into the toilet, American sweet potato exports, between 2005 and 2009, have more than doubled, reaching $51.4 million. Great Britain is the major buyer. Wow, I can’t picture our…

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Video Exposes Horrible Conditions at Embattled Egg Farm

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:02 Comments Off on Video Exposes Horrible Conditions at Embattled Egg Farm

Earlier this month, Jackson, Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods Inc., recalled 24,000 dozen eggs purchased from Ohio Fresh Eggs LLC, of Croton, Ohio, over possible salmonella contamination. After routine sampling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Cal-Maine that eggs tested positive for salmonella, spurring the immediate recall. And now, a Humane Society video taken by an undercover investigator working…

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7 Surprising Secrets of Successful Weight Loss

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 22:31 Comments Off on 7 Surprising Secrets of Successful Weight Loss

Ever wanted to know the techniques and tricks used by those who successfully lost weight, and kept it off? Thanks to a scintillating survey conducted by popular weight loss site SparkPeople – we’ve now got some road-tested tips to give you the best chance at managing weight….

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Google Street View For Weight Loss Motivation?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 9:54 Comments Off on Google Street View For Weight Loss Motivation?

I love a good weight loss success story. And, here’s one a little different from the norm…. When Bob Mewse, aged 56, saw an image of himself side-on via Google Street View last November, he was stunned at just how out of shape he looked. He commented, I’d been thinking about losing weight for some time but after seeing…

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Poll: The Fresh Diet Fires Carnie Wilson

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 22:10 Comments Off on Poll: The Fresh Diet Fires Carnie Wilson

It is no secret that singer Carnie Wilson has had a very public struggle with her weight. She even underwent gastric bypass surgery 1999 but gained some of the weight back. Earlier this year became spokesperson for The Fresh Diet, but they recently fired her for not losing weight and cheating on the plan by eating cheesecake….

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Mall Food Courts Are Crawling With Roaches

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:06 Comments Off on Mall Food Courts Are Crawling With Roaches

Compared to a greasy truck stop, the food court at the mall is four-star dining, but that isn’t saying much. It turns out food courts are just as disgusting. An MSNBC investigation revealed many food court hotspots are oozing with E. coli and littered with mouse poop. Investigators visited malls in Boston, Minnesota, and New York City, and found…

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Weight Watchers Points Plus

Monday, November 29, 2010 19:44 Comments Off on Weight Watchers Points Plus

Weight Watchers have overhauled their points system and come up with a completely new program – called Points Plus (or Pro Points in the UK). The previous Points formula (started in 1997) took into account Calories, Fiber grams and Fat grams. The PointsPlus formula uses Protein, Carbohydrate, Fiber, and Fat grams. …

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Link Time! Leftover Turkey, Fast Food Exposed and More

Monday, November 29, 2010 10:24 Comments Off on Link Time! Leftover Turkey, Fast Food Exposed and More

Many Americans are starting the week with mega amounts of leftover turkey and getting back on the diet wagon. If you struggle with not letting all that turkey go to waste, here’s a few healthy leftover turkey recipes that will make all that turkey disappear as well as help remedy the extra pounds you may have put on over…

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Huge Chocolate Christmas Tree Created in France

Monday, November 29, 2010 10:03 Comments Off on Huge Chocolate Christmas Tree Created in France

Christmas: traditionally a time for festive decorations, and festive gluttony. Both have been combined by Patrick Roger, a French chocolatier, who has created a ten-meter (32-foot) Christmas tree… made out of chocolate. The tree took a month to create and weighs four tons. …

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Sarah Palin to Destroy "Big Government" With Cookies

Friday, November 26, 2010 10:02 Comments Off on Sarah Palin to Destroy "Big Government" With Cookies

Sarah Palin, ex-beauty queen and avid caribou hunter, hates big government. So, the “hockey mom” is mounting a revolution… with cookies. As First Lady Michelle Obama goes around advocating more fruits and vegetables in public schools, Sarah Palin is visiting schools to pass out cookies. Michelle is fronting a plan by the United States Surgeon General to improve cafeteria…

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