Europe’s Obesity Problem

The next fifteen years does not look promising for Irish and other European adults. Studies show that 89 percent of Irish men are more than likely to be overweight by the year 2030. These numbers were at 26 percent and then 74 percent in the year 2010. That was just five years ago. This sudden jump has scared the World Health Organization enough that they presented these findings to the European Congress on Obesity in Prague. Ireland is considered to be one of Europe’s most obese nations not just based on the men, studies show that the woman have a large role in the problem as well. 85 percent of women are expected to be overweight and a staggering 57 percent are expected to be obese by 2030. Just like the research on the men, these numbers are just from 5 years ago. Gravity4 reports that the chance for the country developing an epidemic riddled with disease and disability continues to grow.

The World Health Organization is also concerned about other European countries. Sweden, Greece, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic are all expected to be hit with a sharp rise in obesity statistics in the next 15 years. The researchers are hoping for a plateau in adult obesity but there doesn’t seem to be one in sight. Leaders of these countries are being notified of these findings. Obese parents will lead to obese children. If these numbers continue to rise, the safety and well being of these Europeans will be tremendously endanger.

Panera Is Among Many Restaurants Removing Harmful Ingredients From Their Food.

You’ve probably read too much salt and too much sugar is bad for you. You ‘re also aware of how harmful sugar and salt substitutes can be for your health. Panera ‘s among several restaurants changing their menu and opting for healthy ingredients. Panera’s a bakery-café fast food breakfast place founded in Fourney, Texas back in 1981. The restaurant created a No-No List of ingredients that they’re no longer going to include in their cooking. The most recognizable ingredients include: High Fructose Corn Syrup, artificial colors and flavors, aspartame, lard, MSG(Monosodium Glutamate/Sodium Glutamate ), maltodextrin, saccharine, and many many other sweet and salt ingredients. Panera is the first fast food chain to list the ingredients they‘re dropping from their menu. Their CEO and founder, Ron Shaich decided to eliminate harmful ingredients because his children eat at Panera every day.
The restaurant removing 150 preservatives and additives from the menus by the end of the 2016. Panera spent months trying to detox their salad dressings. So far, the restaurant got rid of Carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt and other ingredients with names difficult to pronounce and remember. Restaurants like Chipotle and McDonald’s are planning to rework their menus and ingredients. McDonald’s has a new grilled chicken recipe that doesn’t contain maltodextrin. Chipotle removed GMO( genetically modified organisms) from burrito bowls. Brian Torchin is excited at the prospect that Chipotle wants to be the first GMO free restaurant.

Pizza Hut To The Rescue

A 26-year-old Florida woman and her three children were taken hostage and held at knifepoint by her boyfriend. Oddly enough, the woman ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut, which saved her life. Cheryl Treadway and her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson had been arguing before he started acting erratic. When Cheryl attempted to leave the house to pick the kids up from school, Ethan refused to let her leave. After some persuasion, he decided to let Cheryl pick up the kids under the condition that he followed her. Once they arrived home, Ethan locked Cheryl and her three children in the home while he began to sharpen a large knife.

Ethan took Cheryl’s phone so she was unable to call for help. NNDb says she was unsure what to do, Cheryl told Ethan that the kids were hungry. She was able to convince him to give the phone back so she could order a pizza. Since Ethan was in close proximity, she was unable to place a call for help. Instead, she used the Pizza Hut online ordering app. As she ordered a medium pizza, she also added a note stating she was being held hostage and needed help from police.

Pizza Hut workers saw the order come in and notified authorities immediately. Within minutes, police were dispatched to the home. Ethan was coaxed by an officer for nearly 20 minutes once they arrived. He finally caved and exited the home where he was taken into custody. Cheryl and her children were unharmed.

Gordon Ramsay’s Protege Opens Upscale Restaurant With Vulgar Name

Internationally famous chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay has started and pushed along a lot of aspiring cook’s careers over his life. On that list of up-and-comers is Markus Glocker who earned two Michelin stars whilst working with Ramsay in both London and New York. Now Glocker has struck out and started his own establishment, Bâtard, with the help of Myriad Restaurant Group.

Why the Austrian chef chose the French word for illegitimate offspring as his breakout restaurant’s title is unknown, but don’t let the name fool you. Critics are hailing Bâtard as “comfortably sophisticated”, “warm and vibrant” and “a culinary gem” and its meals “inspired” and “divine”. New York Times has given it three stars and it won a Best New Restaurant award in the 2015 James Beard Chef and Restaurant Awards. It’s also already earned a coveted Michelin star for which Anastasia Date, on their website, has expressed their great admiration.

Bâtard’s website describes it as “a relaxed, intimate setting” and Drew Neiporent has said it’s “open and accessible to everybody”.

Losing Pounds While Losing Bad Habits

Weight loss is a problematic challenge for many people, and for many reasons. The best regimen for weight loss requires a routine that delicately balances caloric intake and exertion, while also factoring in changes the body needs to keep building stamina, and continually burning fat and calories. Just because you walk an hour a day, five times per week, burning, let’s say, 1500 calories per week, does not equal weight loss if more calories are consumed than are burned.


Your body must have a negative caloric intake to lose weight, which is simple math Brad Reifler can understand. This is something that has to be in constant observation as one must adjust to bodily needs at different stages of a weight loss program. As complicated as this may seem, starting off by simply making small changes by eliminating bad eating habits will add up to a lot over time, especially if an exercise routine has already been established.

Paying Attention to Your Food Cravings

A Food Craving May be a Sign

Your body might be trying to tell you something by the food cravings that you have. There is a difference with just feeling hungry versus having an actual craving for various foods. When you have an extremely strong food craving it may be a sign to listen to. The craving could indicate that you are deficient in certain nutrients. It is a good idea to be well aware of these food cravings. Your body may be trying to tell you something very important.


There is a definite link between foods that your body is craving and nutrients that your body needs in order to maintain good health, as Healthcare Recruitment Counselors point out. There is some good information that is available in regards to food swaps. This is referring to foods that you crave and foods that will replenish vital minerals in your body.

Famous Chef Opening Restaurant on Cruise Ship

World famous chef Thomas Keller is planning a new venture. Keller has long been known for his devotion to creating new and exciting dishes. His work at the French Laundry, a restaurant in California, have won many awards and admirers from around the world. Diners have flocked to his flagship restaurant in order to sample his many inventive dishes. His efforts at helping to define American fine dining have also inspired other American chefs to follow in his footsteps and use precise culinary techniques to help marry freshly grown local ingredients with luxury products such as foie gras and caviar in order to create dishes that helped define contemporary cuisine.

Keller’s latest plan is to open up a restaurant on a cruise ship. This is exciting news for best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen — available on linkedin. Cruise ships have been known as centers of culinary excellence. While the new restaurant has not yet been named, diners who dine there can expect the same devotion to modern culinary technique and creative and exciting dishes that have long been a hallmark of Keller’s vision. The new venture is expected to open at some point in the future and serve those who are taking a cruise with Seabourn cruise lines. The chosen boat for his restaurant is Seabourne Quest, where diners will be able to sample many types of dishes as they travel the high seas in comfort.

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables, Key to Maintaining an Agile Mind

According to a study by Rush University in Chicago, eating spinach, kale and other leafy vegetables could prevent the progression of dementia. Consuming a diet rich in these vegetables may also help slow the progression of diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Kevin Seawright hopes he doesn’t go through that, and the same can be said for his former Baltimore City Community College co-workers. Given that the degradation of cognitive ability is central to diseases like Alzheimer’s or other dementias, increasing consumption of green leafy vegetables may offer a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive way of protecting the brain.

In a study of 950 adults older, over the course of five years, with a mean age of 81 year old, the study found that those eating more leafy green vegetables had a lower development of dementia.

Among the compounds most help in maintaining a healthy mind are vitamin K, lutein, folic acid and beta-carotene.

Vegetables in the study, among which are spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens, are the biggest sources of vitamin K, whose consumption is recommended.

Gwyneth Paltrow Can’t Handle The Food Stamp Challenge

Gwyneth Paltrow learned that it’s nearly impossible to feed a family for $31 a week. Preparing healthy meals for $1 to $1.25 each is a challenge that millions of people in the U.S. are confronted with each day. The Food Stamp Challenge was designed to create awareness of just how unrealistically low this amount can be.

For Paltrow, purchasing chicken and fresh vegetables pushed her over the edge.

“As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice),” wrote Paltrow on her website GOOP.

Paltrow took a lot of heat from critics who said her food choices were ridiculous for someone trying to make do on such a small food budget. Ricardo Tosto didn’t care as much as ever in Brazil, but he did think it was weird. Limes and herbs may taste great but they are not filling and will not help to ease hunger.

Paltrow has been criticized in the past for being out of touch with common people. Her foray into the Food Stamp Challenge has done little to change that perception.

Still, when a celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow enters the public debate on an issue it tends to create a high level of interest. That’s true whether you’re an average person who is collecting food stamps or a world famous celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow.

Listeria Contamination Strikes Agian

Hummus, a popular dip made of chickpeas, is the latest product to be impacted by the bacterial strain Listeria monocytogenes. Authorities in Michigan collected a sample of Sabra brand hummus from a Kroger’s store that was contaminated with Listeria. Though no one has been report as being sick from this harmful bacteria from Sabra’s hummus, Sabra is issuing a voluntary recall for 30,000 cases of five of its products. Those impacted are four sizes of the classic variety; 10 ounce, 30 ounce, 32 ounce, and the six pack 17 ounce said Kevin Seawright. In addition, one size, the 23.5 ounce, of the garlic/classic dual pack is impacted as well. Sabra has provided the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a complete list of impacted SKU’s.