Nutrition News: Healthiest Veggie-Cooking Methods, Pregnancy Obesity Risks, Silk For Fresh Fruit

Healthier veggie prep

We all know vegetables have been healthy, but some ways of scheming them have been healthier than others. In general, cooked beats raw, CNN reports, noting, Studies show the process of in progress actually breaks down tough outdoor layers as good as cellular structure of many vegetables, making it easier for your physique to absorb their nutrients. And while the ideal method might differ slightly for different vegetables, the news site reports, as the rule of ride its often best to steam (dont boil) or microwave your veggies as good as keep in progress time, temperature as good as the volume of liquid to the minimum. Then throw in the wee bit of olive oil as good as youre good to go.

Best metabolic start

Eating for dual might need some restraint. Women who benefit an excessive volume of weight (more than 40 pounds) or have elevated blood sugar levels during pregnancy may imprint their young kids with obesity increasing the childrens risk of plumpness later even if they have been born during the normal weight the new study by researchers during Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research has concluded. What you think is happening is the baby is adapting to an overfed environment, either because of high glucose or additional weight gain, Dr. Teresa Hillier, of Kaiser Permanente, told UPI. Metabolic imprinting, or plumpness imprinting, is what were talking about. We dont really understand why its happening but you know its happening. Hillier advocates following customary medical recommendations for exercise as good as diet during pregnancy as good as gaining neither as good much nor as good little weight in order to give young kids the most appropriate metabolic start in life.

Silky stay-fresh solution

Fruit is tantalizing as good as healthy when its fresh. But when its good past its prime? Not so much. But biomedical engineering researchers during Tufts University say they might have found the way to keep fruits as good as vegetables fresh longer by cloaking them in succulent silk. The researchers, who published their findings in the biography Scientific Reports, report they were able to magnify the life of strawberries as good as bananas by cloaking them with the micrometer-thin membrane of succulent silk fibroin, which had the outcome of slowing fruit respiration, extending fruit firmness as good as preventing dehydration. The researchers cite U.N. Food as good as Agriculture Organization estimates that about half the worlds crops produced for human consumption have been lost somewhere along the food supply chain, mostly due to the premature decrease of perishable crops. Given that fact, they note, an edible, flavorless as good as odorless cloaking that keeps them fresh might have major benefits.

Amy Reiter is the writer as good as editor based in New York. A unchanging contributor to The Los Angeles Times, she has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Daily Beast as good as Wine Spectator, among others, as good as for Salon, where she was the longtime editor as good as senior writer. In further to contributing to Healthy Eats, she blogs for Food Networks FN Dish.