Monthly Archives: April 2012

Are Berries the New Brain Food?

New evidence suggests berries may help preserve brain function if consumed regularly. According to Harvard researchers, women who ate more blueberries and strawberries were more likely to display less-rapid cognitive deterioration with age. The relationship is only an association or correlation and thus there is no proof of causality. Read more…

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Top 10…alternatives to sugar

In light of yesterday’s startling article on aspartame, here is a list of the ‘top 10′ healthy sugar alternatives. Sugar itself has been linked to numerous health problems. Choosing natural alternatives such as honey or maple syrup can make all the difference. Read more…

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Methanol: Byproduct of Aspartame Linked to Autism, Preterm Delivery

While the dangers of aspartame have been known for years, consumption of the artificial sweetener has only increased. Many new studies have been released exploring the possible negative affects of aspartame on human health. One comprehensive study correlates Methanol, the primary alcoholic component used in aspartame production, with Autism and Preterm delivery. Read more…

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Five Reasons to Eat Organic Apples: Pesticides, Healthy Communities, and You

Organic foods are not only better for you but they usually taste better too. However, organic food can be expensive–especially if all your groceries are organic. If you could only afford to buy a few organic fruits and vegetables, which ones should you buy? Read more…

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10 Ways to Spring-Clean GMOs Out of Your Home

Spring is here! Time to clean GMOs out of your home and start your healthy diet afresh. Start by eliminating breakfast cereal’s that contain corn, soy, or canola as well as getting rid of canola oil in your cooking. Read more…

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Vitamin E Prevents Cancer

A new study has concluded that two forms of vitamin E known as gamma and deltatocopherols are able to prevent colon, lung, breast, and prostate cancers. The study tested both animals and humans, reaching similar results in both cases. The advantage of this study is its identification of a specific kind of vitamin E as opposed to a generic vitamin. Read more…

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12 Processed Foods With More Than 25 Ingredients

Usually, the impulse to reject processed foods is a good one. Many processed foods have been linked to increased cancer risk. However, some foods processed for convenience may actually be good for you. Don’t reject yogurt, frozen fruits and veggies, or canned beans just because they are packaged. Read more…

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FDA Publishes Guidances to Limit Use of Antimicrobials in Livestock Production

The FDA released three documents as part of an effort to reduce and alter the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals. Under the voluntary initiative, certain antibiotics would not be used in food-producing animals to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency. DA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. says “the new strategy will ensure farmers and veterinarians can care for animals while ensuring the medicines people need remain safe and effective. We are also reaching out to animal producers who operate on a smaller scale or in remote locations to help ensure the drugs they need to protect the health of their animals are still available.” Read more…

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Fast-food salt content varies by country: study

According to a new study by the World Health Organization, sodium content in fast food varies by country. In general, fast food has less salt in the UK than in the US and Canada. Government regulation could explain the differences in fast food. The study shows, however, that over all sodium reduction in fast food is possible. Read more…

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10 Healthy Foods Go Head-to-head

Often it is easy to tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods, especially when you are choosing between oat meal or a glazed doughnut. But what should you pick when you are choosing between healthy foods? Two nutrition experts have decided to tackle this problem through a head-to-head healthy foods match-up.Read more…

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