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Higher egg and cholesterol consumption hikes heart disease and early death risk

Cancel the cheese omelet. A large, new study of nearly 30,000 people reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause. People need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol to have a lower risk of heart disease, the study authors said.

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Meatless Mondays are coming to public schools in New York City

Public schools in New York City are starting a meatless Monday program for student lunches. School officials hope the eco-friendly initiative will boost health among the student population and serve as an example for other districts to follow. “People are going to look at this, and they’re going to start to emulate what the New York City schools are doing,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shared. According to Huffington Post, the new program will be implemented in 1,800 schools in the city and…

10 recipes for humble cabbage

Cabbage isn’t the sexiest of vegetables. In fact, for all the nutrition it carries, it’s pretty humble. It sort of looks like lettuce, but it’s in the same family as broccoli and kale, two vegetables known to be full of…

Why breakfast should be your biggest meal

When it comes to losing weight and staying healthy, maybe we should pay more attention to the numbers on the clock than the numbers on the nutrition label. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that people…

7 slow cooker jams and butters

The slow cooker can do many surprising things. It can caramelize onions and cook other surprising dishes like mushrooms. It can also make delicious jams and butter without all the standing over the stove, stirring and making sure nothing gets…

How to go vegan on a budget

[embedded content] I feel like my meatless meals have come full circle — sort of. When my sons were young, and their father traveled for work frequently, I made meatless meals without my boys even realizing it. I was perfectly…

What a laugh!

Mark ♦ February 27, 2019 ♦ 15 Comments It must be difficult going in front of a Parliamentary Committee to justify why you should get a job, but that is what the Chair-designate of Natural England has to do. And…

Light wakes up freshwater bacteria

(University of Delaware) Some of the bacteria that live in ponds grow faster during the day, even if they don’t take in sunlight as an energy source, suggesting the existence of special genes that absorb light.