The insistence by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to include provisions banning bisphenol A from food packaging is hurting the prospects of a sweeping food safety bill in the Senate, according to Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who authored the House version that passed last July. In a letter to Feinstein, Dingell said it would be "calamitous if a bill to protect American consumers from unsafe food cannot become law this year because of controversy over a single point."
Motivating older adults to not only start exercising but also stick with a regular fitness plan can be a challenge, according to two exercise experts.
Tips for helping seniors become more physically active include buying exercise gear that appeals to them, emphasizing the health benefits of exercise
and considering exercise as time for socialization.
The 500-calorie-per-day HCG diet is making a comeback among people who have trouble losing weight, but health experts say it can be dangerous and does not offer long-term success. People on the diet drop weight quickly and stave off hunger by using human chorionic gonadotropin supplements.
A European study of more than 370,000 people found those who ate more meat gained more weight over five years than their less carnivorous peers, regardless of the calories consumed. Researchers said the strongest link between meat and weight gain came from poultry, followed by processed meats and red meat.
Chef Rick Bayless, star of public television's "Mexico -- One Plate at a Time" series, says Mexican food delivers terrific flavor for not much money. Dishes such as his smoky chicken tostadas, recipe included, get flavor from chipotle salsa and chopped cilantro.