Healthy Diet May Lower Relapse Risk After 1st Myelin Attack Signaling MS

Good News Notes: “A ‘prudent’ diet rich in fresh fruit, non-fried fish, whole grains, vegetables, and nuts may lower the likelihood of a relapse in people with a first demyelinating event, a major risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), a study in Australia suggests. While the researchers did not find a strong link between such a…

6 Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked Than Raw

Good News Notes: “As counterintuitive as it may seem, some fruits and vegetables get a nutritional boost upon cooking. Most of us have all too many un-fond memories of vegetables cooked into a soggy gloppy mush. With their taste and texture and vibrancy cooked out of them, it’s no wonder that so many of their…

Chef creates ‘world’s healthiest’ cookie with all 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables

Good News Notes: “A chef has allegedly created the “world’s healthiest” cookie that contains all of the recommended five daily servings of vegetables.” “Gurpareet Bains, who has reported followers like Gwyneth Paltrow, among other famous folk, and written several cookbooks dedicated to healthy eating, has released his newest, chewy creation. According to Bains, the dense blueberry-flavored cookie is…

True Sustainable Farmers Are Abandoning Livestock To Save The Planet

 Good News Notes: “Sustainability is a growing concern for people all over the world. Everybody wants to do their part to save the planet. That includes farmers. The United Nations has warned that the human race won’t be sustainable by 2100, because global warming will have significantly reduced the world food supply. This raises very serious concerns about…

Cancer prevention guideline emphasizes more physical activity, less meat and alcohol

 Good News Notes: “An updated American Cancer Society guideline increases the amount of weekly physical activity recommended to reduce cancer risk. The guideline — published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians — also suggests individuals reduce consumption of red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed foods and alcohol, and includes evidence-based strategies to reduce barriers to…

Pricey meat is forcing Americans toward vegetarian meals

Good News Notes: “If you are a meat-eater, there’s a good chance your eating habits have changed somewhat during the coronavirus pandemic. Food prices have been going up over the past few weeks and animal products have seen the biggest increase. Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs went up by 4.3 percent from March to April,…

Student using her gardening passion to help out neighborhood

 Good News Notes: “Yellow monster, super banana supreme, and sweet chocolate don’t sound like tomato names, but for 12-year-old Annabella Perk, they are very familiar. The St. Jude sixth-grader has a passion for the fruits that have taken over her front yard. Though Annabella started gardening when she was just 4 years old, her hobby…

Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet

Good News Notes: “Frank Hu and Kentucky Fried Chicken arrived in Beijing around the same time. Hu, a recent graduate of Tongji Medical University, in Wuhan, had never seen a restaurant like it. Three-floored, gleaming, and distinctly Western in atmosphere, KFC proved irresistible to a country unfamiliar with the greasy efficiency of American fast food….

Maplewood school lunch lady’s fruit and vegetable displays go viral

Good News Notes: “The salad bar at John Glenn Middle School comes with instructions. A sign in the Maplewood school’s cafeteria explains that the salad bar as a meal choice includes fruit, vegetables, grains/pasta, meat or meat alternatives and milk — emphasizing in bold type that students ‘Must take 3 of the 5 offerings including…