News recently broke of the first-ever formal recommendations for vitamin D and calcium intake by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board. To the surprise of some, this committee recommended slightly higher daily vitamin D intake than was originally estimated 13 years ago. These recommendations, however, fall significantly short of recommended vitamin D levels set by researchers throughout the industry. In fact, the recommendations released yesterday suggest that individuals under 71 years old need no more than 600 IU of vitamin D per day. According to the Vitamin D council, this is roughly equivalent to less than two minutes of summer sunshine.
Today we would like to discuss a topic slightly contradictory to our nature. Let me preface this by saying that I am not endorsing these as everyday options. We feel that home cooking with fresh, organic produce is always the most beneficial way to eat, but there are times when you may need to know just which fast food chain to choose. Here is your answer.
Health.com’s panel of experts recently conducted a study of the top 100 fast food chains. Among other factors, they took into account healthy preparations, use of healthy fats, healthy sodium counts, use of organic produce and availability of nutritional information. Read more “5 Healthiest Fast Food Chains”