Hey there, everyone! Felicia Irons here. Welcome to another edition of V.E. Irons exciting new blog series titled ‘Weekly Health and Nutrition News Roundup!’ We’re excited to have you here as we breakdown our week’s top 10 stories from around the web.
In this weeks news, we learned that one of the reasons Amazon purchased Whole Foods was to help it boost online grocery sales and that the move has helped the giant e-retailer to expand its product roster — Great news for all of us out there who are on a budget. And in environmental news, we learned how antidepressants are being found in the brains of fish due to human waste being released into the waters of the Great Lakes. This is a field of growing concern, especially as the use of such chemicals expands. Read more about this and other exciting topics below!
From Cooking Light: Anyone who eats a vegetarian diet knows that one of the most common questions asked is “Where do you get your protein?” But this gallery of recipes is your answer. We rounded up our favorite meat-free meals that also pack a serious punch of protein. With over 20 grams of protein per serving, these dishes are anything but rabbit food. Our hearty meals will keep you full and nourished by using vegetarian protein sources like tofu, eggs, lentils, tempeh, cheese, and beans.
From Healthline.com: The food world is buzzing about the healing power of bone broths. It’s said that for thousands of years, bone broth concoctions have helped many ailments and may strengthen the blood or support your kidneys. But many of these claims don’t have scientific evidence — most of them are anecdotal and culturally passed down.
From Consumer Reports: Frozen meals don’t often get high marks for healthfulness or flavor. But in this tests of 26 power bowls, 15 received a high enough overall score to make the recommended list.
From Food & Wine: One of the reasons Amazon purchased Whole Foods was to help it boost online grocery sales, and right away the move has helped the e-retailer expand its product roster.
From Time | Health: Summer can feel like one looong semi-vacation—and it’s easy to fall into the trap of the “anything goes” vacay mindset for oh, three whole months. If you’ve indulged more often than you planned (hello, BBQ, ice cream, and many glasses of frosé!), you may be itching to get back on track, and recommit to clean eating this fall. Here are a few simple ways you can prepare to hit reset after Labor Day.
From PHYS.org: Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say.
In a new study, researchers detected high concentrations of these drugs and their metabolized remnants in the brain tissue of 10 fish species found in the Niagara River.
From The Hearty Soul: Sciatic pain can be debilitating and leave you feeling hopeless. But there are natural remedies that can bring you some much-needed relief. Here’s a recipe for a popular one.
From INQUISITOR: A recent study by the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and of the Medical University of Vienna correlates reveals how food allergens are not only detrimental to people, but also to our animal friends.
From Nutrition Facts.org: Does the presence of Candida in the stool correlate with “Candida-hypersensitivity” symptoms, such as headaches and tiredness? And what happens when people are placed on a high-sugar diet? (VIDEO)