Day: September 4, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic has Americans eating healthier, buying foods to boost immunity

The coronavirus pandemic has motivated Americans to prioritize healthy eating habits, new research suggests.

Foods that boost immunity, metabolism and improve mental health are becoming more sought after during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 77% of consumers saying they want to do more to increase their health habits for the future, according to new research from Chicago-based food processing company Archer Daniels Midland.

COVID-19 has prompted more Americans to prioritize healthy eating habits. (iStock). 

COVID-19 has prompted more Americans to prioritize healthy eating habits. (iStock). 

The research, as reported by FoodDive, indicates that plant-based diets — as alternatives to meat-centric meals — continue to be a growing trend. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) found that 18% of consumers in the U.S. purchased their first plant-based protein products during the pandemic, with 92% saying they’ll continue to buy them.

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The news comes on the heels of separate research from Stanford Medicine scientists published in

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East Brunswick Planet Fitness To Reopen Amid Pandemic

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Planet Fitness in East Brunswick is all set to reopen after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening of gyms statewide on Wednesday morning.

Under new rules, gyms can open with a limited capacity of 25 percent, while following safety guidelines like wearing masks. This goes into effect Sep. 1.

Planet Fitness has 64 locations across NJ, including the one at 1020 NJ-18, in East Brunswick.

In a press statement, Craig Benson, former Governor of New Hampshire and Planet Fitness Board Member said fitness centers are “critical to the mental, physical and financial health” of the state.

He said the franchisee will collaborate with local, county and state officials to ensure members workout in a “safe, clean and welcoming environment.” Benson, a New Jersey native, is a franchisee owner who operates 18 gyms in the state.

Gyms in New Jersey were shut for nearly six

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Visiongain publishes Precision Medicine Market 2020-2030 report

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Precision Medicine–our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and predicted revenues

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Louisiana hospital cares for ICU babies in Hurricane Laura

Hours before it made landfall, officials had to move the babies from the women’s hospital to the main hospital in the system after it became clear that storm surge could inundate the women’s hospital, located on the southern end of Lake Charles. The hospital has its own generator and hospital administrator Alesha Alford said it was built to withstand hurricane force winds. But in the single story facility, there’s no room to move up and storm surge in that area was expected to hit nine feet.

In a roughly two-hour operation the babies in the intensive care unit were transferred by ambulance to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, a ten-story facility on the northern side of the city. Trucks carried needed equipment such as incubators.

Alford said the storm hadn’t yet hit but “the skies looked very ominous.” She said everyone pitched in to get supplies moved to the other hospital.

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