Sep 23, 2013

The 'whole' brown-bread challenge in Japan

by Tomoko Otake

Whole-wheat and whole-grain products are hard to find in Japan, where most bakeries and supermarkets sell white bread products only. Of the three major bread manufacturers in Japan, only Shikishima Baking Co.’s Pasco brand offers loaves of bread and “English” muffins made from whole-wheat ...

Good health essentials: whole grains and fiber

Sep 23, 2013

Good health essentials: whole grains and fiber

by Hope Warshaw

Do all whole grains contain dietary fiber? What are other sources of fiber? These questions seem simple, but they’re not. Answering them, however, is important because they focus on two healthful eating goals: 1) Eat more whole grains and 2) Eat more dietary fiber. ...

Aug 14, 2013

Cooked meat overloads senses of taste and smell

According to those who tried it last week, lab-grown beef doesn’t really taste like meat. So what exactly gives meat its flavor and makes us beg for more? We’ve long known why ice cream and chocolate appeal so much to our taste buds: It’s ...

Schools have knack for healthy meals

Jan 31, 2013

Schools have knack for healthy meals

by Chico Harlan

In Japan, school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There’s no mystery behind the meat. From time to time, parents even call up with an unusual question: Can they get ...