Your Healthy Tip for the Day
EAT RIGHT RULE: It’s illegal to give hormones/steroids to chickens. Paying more for "hormone-free" is like paying for water marked "wet."
REUTERS: Ohio Ice Cream Company Halts Production Again Due To Listeria
"Three weeks after reopening, Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has stopped production and closed stores after finding listeria in its production facility again. Jeni's stopped production earlier this week and would temporarily close stores because it did not have enough ice cream in stock, Chief Executive Officer John Lowe said on the company's blog. Jeni's in April had ceased sales and recalled products, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream sandwiches, after a random test resulted positive for the potentially lethal bacteria." Read the full story.
THE ATLANTIC: Is The New Whole Foods Label Better Than 'Organic'?
"As a proprietary Whole Foods initiative, 'Responsibly Grown' can be hard to distinguish from the jargon-filled marketing landscape that already undermines the organic designation, another in a sea of catch phrases such as 'all-natural,' 'free-range,' and 'farm-raised.' But the label could nudge consumers toward more information about what they eat. The designation foregrounds these qualities that, as Seufert explains, 'are not necessarily guaranteed by an organic label.'" Read the full story.
CNN: The Skinny On Body Shaming
"When it comes to body shaming, larger women don't have a monopoly. The popular site Reddit recently banned fat-shaming subreddits. Meanwhile, designer and former reality star Lauren Conrad announced on her website that she has decided to ban all body-shaming terms "and replacing them with words like 'fit' 'toned,' and 'healthy.' ' 'We try do to this for the most part anyway, but now we're making it official,' Conrad wrote. 'The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans.'" Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Is “Eating For Two” A Good Idea? Maintaining A Healthy Weight During Pregnancy Helps Mother And Baby
"Pregnant women can improve their health and even reduce the risk of complications during childbirth by maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Research has shown that gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, large babies, and delivery by Caesarean section; and newborns with large birth weights are at risk of childhood obesity." Read the full story.