Entries in American Dietetic Association (2)


Pointers for Avoiding Food Poisoning During Grilling Season

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- With Memorial Day weekend bringing summer grilling season into full swing, the American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods' Home Food Safety program have released some pointers to avoid food poisoning.

Keeping your hands clean is the number one rule for, well, most everything. The ADA urges chefs to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds in soapy water before and after being around raw meat. Other rules include seperating meat from food that does not require cooking, cooking meat to a safe temperature on food thermometers, scrubbing the grill before using it, and using paper towels.

More information about food safety can be found on the American Dietetic Association's website.

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Could ‘An Apple a Day’ Decrease Risk of Heart Disease?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BOSTON) -- More than one in three adults in the United States have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.  Now University of Michigan Health System researchers say that adding apples or apple products (such as apple sauce, cider or juice) to one’s diet may lower the risk of developing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

“When rodents prone to obesity were given a higher fat diet -- similar to a ‘typical American’ diet -- and fed a freeze dried powder made from whole apples (roughly equivalent to two medium-sized apples per day), the results showed a heart health benefit that went beyond cholesterol reduction alone,” Dr. Mitch Seymour, a lead researcher on the study, explained at this week’s American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition in Boston.

The research team speculates that a reduction in oxidative stress may be a key factor in the perceived improvement of heart health including blood pressure reduction and increased heart function.  Researchers say the antioxidant properties of apples appear to reduce oxidative stress, and consequently, also reduce overall heart damage.

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