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    Facts and myths about its health benefits

    Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat — also referred to as “healthy fats” — praised for their potential protective roles in several chronic diseases, such as heart disease and dementia. They are one of the key building blocks for cell membranes and remain a subject of interest in the scientific community. The family of omega-3 fatty acids includes: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) stearidonic acid (SDA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) DHA and EPA are the primary polyunsaturated fats in brain cell membranes and have been popularized and successfully marketed as dietary supplements. Omega-3 fatty  

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    14 ‘Health Foods’ That May Not Be as Nutritious as You Thought

    We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here’s our process. Navigating the grocery aisles in search of nutritious foods has become increasingly complex as an increasingly large number of so-called healthy products fill the shelves. Companies often use wording on product labels and in their marketing to appeal to customers who are trying to make healthier choices. You might see claims on labels like: low fat vegan gluten-free low carb Unfortunately, just because a food uses words like these on its label or  

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    Bradenton, FL area restaurant health inspections

    Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants routinely inspects restaurants, food trucks and other food service establishments for public health and cleanliness issues. The reports are public information. During the most recent inspections in Manatee County, several restaurants were cited for unclean equipment and surfaces. Other problems at Bradenton-area restaurants included flies on site and unsafe food temperatures. Here is what inspectors found: Domino’s Pizza, 14640 S.R. 70 E., Lakewood Ranch Laundry detergent was stored on top of a slicer blade. Corrective action was taken. A manager or person in charge lacked proof of food manager certification. The food service manager  

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    The Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Health

    Exacerbations in health disparities were showcased during the 2020 pandemic, with data showing an increase in food insecurity in households with children, despite overall numbers not showing a significant bump upwards in food insecurity rates. In an interview with HCPLive®, Ryan Buchholz, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Unity Health Care, noted that the numbers show approximate 1 in 7 households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020, including 20% of Black households and more than 25% of single parent households. Buchholz recently presented a talk linking food insecurity to excess body mass at the 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics  

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    What Is Turmeric Coffee? Health Benefits and Recipe

    Turmeric coffee and golden milk lattes have surged in popularity over the past few years — and for good reason. These beverages are warm, comforting, colorful, flavorful, and loaded with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Turmeric coffee is incredibly simple, as the only extra ingredient is turmeric, a vibrant yellow spice that is widely used in Indian cooking and traditional medicine. It contains a compound called curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory and may possess pain-relieving properties (1). Golden milk lattes are another drink made with turmeric. They may also contain other spices, such as ginger, black pepper, or cinnamon, and  

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    From Policy To Practice: Connect The Dots Between Health Crises And Food Systems Transformation

    The second half of 2021 offers the possibility of bold, transformative change with decision makers from around the word set to gather for a number of high-level meetings. From the UN (United Nations) Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021 to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021, governments can make decisions this year to transform food systems—learning from the COVID-19 experience and acting to truly protect human, animal, and planetary health. According to the 2020 report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, aligning the COVID-19 global recovery with action on climate could not  

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    NYC Health + Hospitals Expand Access To Affordable Healthy Food Options With Annual Farmers Market

    NYC Health + Hospitals today announced its 2021 schedule for farmer’s markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city. The public health system has again partnered with GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Market, two local non-profit organizations, to host farmer’s markets and fresh food box programs at patient care locations throughout the city. These partnerships make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, staff, and the community. Farmer’s markets offer a variety of affordable, regionally grown vegetables, fruits, and fresh juices in communities where residents sometimes lack access to quality produce at reasonable prices. Each  

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