As veggie burgers become more mainstream, chefs are using spices, legumes and other ingredients to create a satisfying burger that can compete with its meaty counterparts. Stack'd Burger in Milwaukee attracts vegetarians and omnivores alike with different veggie burger options such as black bean, portobello mushroom and chickpea walnut.
Many seniors who live at home fail to eat a nutritious diet because of issues such as physical difficulties in preparing foods, lack of appetite and sense of taste, and medical conditions, registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix writes. Solutions include buying easy-to-prepare foods such as soups and spicy foods to boost taste; eating more fresh fruits and vegetables to promote regularity; and choosing heart-healthy foods such as fish, Taub-Dix writes.
Formula-fed babies were more than twice as likely to become obese compared with those who were breast-fed for the first six months, a study in Pediatric Obesity revealed. Researchers also found that certain habits, such as bottle feeding at bedtime and introducing solid foods before 4 months, may increase obesity risk by 36% and 40%, respectively.
North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would offer tax incentives to grocery stores that open in food-desert neighborhoods and help promote sales of locally grown produce. "We want to have affordable access to fresh produce and vegetables and even protein, healthy foods," said bill sponsor Rep. Yvonne Holley.
Child abuse and neglect were associated with a 36% increased risk of obesity in later years, according to an analysis in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers did not find a causal relationship between the conditions, but stated that depression may play a role in obesity onset in those who were abused as children.