Quick Notes & Newsworthy Items

The posts in this category highlight content from around the web on cooking, food, nutrition, cookbooks, medical studies and more.... typically fairly short writeups why I think the information is noteworthy.

Flaxseed or Fish Oil?

Flaxseed oil pills, taken at the right dose, may equal fish oil pills in terms of their net effect from certain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Liver Disease Plagues Obese Adolescents

In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teenagers have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat, and a handful have needed liver transplants.
Many more may need a new liver by their 30s or 40s, say experts warning that pediatricians need to be more vigilant. The condition, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure or liver cancer, is being seen in kids in the United States, Europe, Australia and even some developing countries, according to a surge of recent medical studies and doctors interviewed by The Associated Press.

Kids Follow Parents' Lead on Fruits and Vegetables

Parents who want their preschoolers to eat their fruits and vegetables should probably practice what they preach, a new study suggests. The findings also suggest that educating parents on nutrition early on could help address the problem of childhood obesity, the researchers say.

Confusion from Food Allergy Warnings

It’s one of the biggest frustrations of life with food allergies: That hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain the wrong ingredient.

A 540-calorie Big Mac?

Customers at big fast-food chains in New York City are finally facing the facts about their meal choices, like 1,130 calories for a Big Mac, medium fries and a medium soda.

Food Safety Worries Change Buying Habits

Troubled by the tainted tomato scare, nearly half of Americans are concerned they may get sick from eating contaminated food and are avoiding items they normally would buy.

100 Food Blogs to Inspire Your Healthy Eating

Delighted to see that Nursing School Search considers SkinnyChef.com as one of 100 Food Blogs to Inspire Your Healthy Eating.

World's Hottest Curry

A London restaurant was serving up Thursday what it hopes will be confirmed as the world’s hottest curry, with even the chef admitting it is “too extreme” to keep on the menu.