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Mindful Eating

Editors, Harvard T. H. Chan The Nutrition Source Harvard T. H. Chan The Nutrition Source
Eating mindfully means using all of your physical and emotional senses to experience and enjoy your food choices which can increase gratitude and the overall eating experience.


Plant of the Month: Peanut

Kristan M. Hanson
Weaving together new research and rich primary sources, the Plant Humanities Initiative recounts stories of global foods, such as peanuts, to illuminate their extraordinary significance to humans.

What Prisoners Eat

John Kiriakou Consortium News
It’s not at all unusual to feed prisoners animal-grade food to save money. It happens all across the country every single day.


Oatmeal: is it Healthy?

Markham Heid
Pretty much everyone agrees that eating oatmeal—assuming you’re opting for a type free of sugar and unhealthy additives—is a good idea. But it’s important to differentiate the different types of oatmeal: steel-cut, rolled, quick-cooking, instant.



The Nutrition Source editors Harvard T. H. Chan newsletter
Oats contain several components that have been proposed to exert health benefits. The FDA allows oat food labels to tout the nutritional value and health benefits of oats such as a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, weight and hunger control.
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