A small McDonald's in Queens, N.Y., has become the center of a debate: Should local seniors be allowed to sit in the restaurant all day, hanging out with their friends while they drink coffee and nibble on food? Can the restaurant enforce a time limit for patrons, especially if the restriction seems aimed at one group of customers?
Everyone from chefs to health experts to the first lady has touted eating locally grown food, praising it for its freshness because it doesn't have to travel far to get to consumers.
Who pays attention to calorie counts on menus? By next year, all large chain restaurants will be required to post those harsh numbers, so the Gallup research people decided to find out who really takes note of them.
It's a bit unsettling to note the possible demise of yet another familiar face that boomers grew up with. And it doesn't make it any easier that he's actually been dead for more than 30 years.
Too much unhealthy trans fat, too little healthy fish - that's basically the reason a Washington nutrition action group has named Long John Silver's "Big Catch" the worst restaurant meal in America.
I once took it as a personal affront for anyone to suggest that I chow down at a fast food eatery. I do not necessarily dine at five-star restaurants every night but never would I lower my cultural standing by being seen at a place that serves fat-soaked burgers and French fries deep-fried in pig lard or whatever.
Fast food is frequently blamed for the rise in obesity across the nation. Although a causal relationship between fast food and surplus pounds in adults has yet to be established, one study clearly linked the rise of childhood obesity with the rise in children's fast-food consumption. According to the study of 6,212 children, one out of every three children eats fast food on a daily basis, and the trend "likely packs on about six extra pounds per child per year."
An Apple (Brandy) A Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Good news for the ladies, here: Researchers have uncovered more evidence that moderate drinking for 'midlife' women is linked to better long-term health. Women who drank five or more grams of alcohol (between one-third and one drink) per day, three to seven days per week, had a 50% better chance of healthy aging compared with non-drinkers (how's that for specifics?). Drinking just one to two days a week was not linked to better health, however.
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