Michigan cheeses sold at Meijer, Whole Foods, other stores recalled for possible Listeria

A Michigan cheese company with products in most small and large grocery stores in the state and nationwide is recalling dozens of products due to possible Listeria contamination. Here’s the info from the FDA: Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI is issuing a voluntary recall of its Brie and Camembert cheeses because of … Read more

The FDA Finally Has a Definition for ‘Healthy’ Food

Photo: Linda Hirzmann (Shutterstock) What does “healthy” mean, exactly, when applied to food? It’s a tougher question than you might think. The FDA has been trying to answer it for years now, and they announced that they finally have a rough definition. The origin story here is wild: The FDA sent a letter years ago … Read more

Celebrate Naruto Day in Wichita Falls With This Awesome Meal

I love food, so I may need to check this out. I will not lie to you. I literally know nothing about Naruto. The only thing I know about Naruto is the Naruto run. via GIPHY ^You may have seen people doing this before. That is because the character on the show runs like that…for … Read more

11 Vitamin K Foods to Keep Bones Strong and Healthy

Everyone knows that a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals is key to a healthy lifestyle. But you seem to hear about some vitamins more than others—like how vitamin C can boost your immune system and vitamin D helps build healthy bones. Well, vitamin K is equally important. It aids in blood clotting and … Read more

The Worst Carbs No One Should Be Eating Anymore Because They Lead To Inflammation And Weight Gain

When you eat the right kind in moderation, carbs can be a great source of fiber and other nutrients that will help you crush your weight loss goals. However, it’s no secret that many carb-filled foods out there can cause serious damage to your overall health. Refined carbs, which are found in highly processed foods, … Read more

Vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters: new study 

Eating green and feeling blue? Vegetarians experience depressive episodes twice as frequently as meat eaters, according to a new study by Brazilian researchers published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.  There’s a “positive association between the prevalence of depressive episodes and a meatless diet,” the study read. Scientists set out to investigate the potential association … Read more

Costco to keep $1.50 hot dog-and-soda combo ‘forever’ despite inflation: exec

A top Costco Wholesale executive confirmed the big-box retailer has no plans to change the price of its $1.50 hot dog-and-soda combo at its stores despite months of decades-high inflation. Costco CFO Richard Galanti reiterated the cheap price point on the fan-favorite deal would stay in place during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday. … Read more

The Next Frontier in Psychiatry

Over the last decade, we have seen an exponential increase in research relating diet quality to mental health. The typical Western diet of ultra-processed foods does not adequately meet the brain’s nutritional requirements and is a proven risk factor for the subsequent emergence of mental disorders in both adults and children.1 Given the strength of … Read more

Ultraprocessed foods tied to colorectal cancer risk, study finds

Plenty of large studies conducted over long periods of time have shown that consuming a diet with lots of ultraprocessed foods increases the risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression and early death. Most of these highly processed foods – e.g., soft drinks, sweet and salty packaged snacks, margarine, mass-produced breads, instant … Read more