It’s been a pretty busy week. Lots of new studies, reports and tidbits on food, nutrition and health. Here are a few that stand out.
The Obama Administration revealed the first ever National Prevention Strategy. Why should you care? It represents a shift in the way the country views healthcare, going from a focus on sick care to wellness and prevention. Good stuff. Check it out.
Olive Oil was in the news again and for good reason. There was another study released that says eating more of it can reduce the risk of having a stroke. I’ll drizzle to that!
By the way, I tried this great recipe from Food Network’s Claire Robinson this week for Roasted Grape Tomatoes. Perfect time of year for it…just adjust the salt down to a sprinkle – you really don’t need 2 teaspoons.
Apples got a demerit. Yes. The iconic American symbol got bruised this week when the Environmental Working Group promoted apples to the top of the list of produce containing pesticides. The list, known as the Dirty Dozen, encourages us to buy certain produce organic. Apples, peaches and berries top the list of those that tend to have the most pesticides.
My take? Consider buying the list toppers organic – especially if you eat them everyday. Otherwise, work hard to fit ANY fruits and vegetables into your diet.
I don’t proclaim to have told you everything you need to know about food and nutrition this week, but these are a few highlights. Stay tuned for more to come.
Have a great weekend!