FDTag: healthiest foods on the planet
FDTag: healthiest foods on the planet

Tag: healthiest foods on the planet

Healthy Food

Life Time Shares Five Common Food Imposters to Promote Healthy Choices this National Nutrition Month

Don’t fall for unhealthy filler ingredients and substitutes in these favorite foods that can be deceptive

CHANHASSEN, Minn., March 62024 /PRNewswire/ — The landscape of food is complex – and it’s only getting worse. Ensuring you’re buying genuine, healthy ingredients is increasingly challenging because of misleading labels on products that mask bad items in otherwise healthy-looking choices at the grocery store.

To help everyone recognize the good from the bad, Life Time (NYSE: LTH), offers five “healthy” food favorites that can sneakily hide harmful fillers and cheap, unhealthy substitutes.

  1. Coffee: Beloved for its energy perks and antioxidant health benefits, coffee grounds can be mixed with fillers, including wheat, corn, rye, barley, soy beans, and even sticks (and more). For the best authenticity and freshness, purchase only whole beans and grind them at home. By avoiding pre-ground coffee, you can eliminate the potential for these imposters and enjoy a fresher-tasting brew.
  2. Olive Oil: Known as one of the healthiest cooking
Healthy Food

WHO recommends stronger policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing

WHO has released a new guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impacts of food marketing. The guideline recommends countries implement comprehensive mandatory policies to protect children of all ages from the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages that are high in saturated fatty acids, trans-fatty acids, free sugars and/or salt (HFSS).

More than 10 years after Member States endorsed WHO’s recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children in 2010, children continue to be exposed to powerful marketing of HFSS foods and non-alcoholic beverages, consumption of which is associated with negative health effects.

The updated recommendation is based on the findings of reviews of recent evidence, including how exposure to and the power of food marketing affects children’s health, eating behavior, and food-related attitudes and beliefs. In short, food marketing remains a threat to public health and continues to negatively affect children’s food choices, intended choices and their dietary intake. It also negatively influences the development of children’s norms about food consumption.

The recommendation is also based on a systematic review of the evidence on policies to restrict food marketing, including on contextual factors. Policies to restrict food marketing suggest are shown to