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  • Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

    04/06/2017 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 19 replies
    meicalexpress.com ^ | April 5, 2017 | Alicia A. McDonough et al
    "Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure," McDonough says, "but evidence suggests that increasing dietary potassium may have an equally important effect on hypertension." Hypertension is a global health issue that affects more than one billion people worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that hypertension is responsible for at least 51 percent of deaths due to stroke and 45 percent of deaths due to heart disease. McDonough explored the link between blood pressure and dietary sodium, potassium and the sodium-potassium ratio in a review article published in the April 2017 issue of the American Journal of...
  • 21 Reasons To Never Ever Step Inside A Whole Foods Again

    03/11/2016 7:46:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    RealClear.com ^ | March 11. 2016 | Michael Strock
    Come for the $8 quinoa, stay for the $15 salad. The weirdest, most ridiculous things overheard at your favorite organic, gluten-free, free trade, not-at-all over-the-top grocery store. Courtesy of your new favorite Facebook page, Overheard at Wholefoods.
  • 10 Sicilian Foods You Can’t Miss

    02/15/2016 2:20:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ali Wunderman
    Sicily may be part of Italy, but so much of its history, culture, and cuisine are entirely unique from the rest of the country. Treat yourself with a visit to Sicily and your taste buds will be thanking you for the Mediterranean-Adriatic flavor combination found nowhere else in the world. Arancine Translating literally to 'little orange,' arancine are a culinary win all around. They're none too complicated, simply rice balls coated in breadcrumbs and fried, sometimes with a little butter or bolognese thrown into the mix. Heat one of these babies up and bada bing bada boom, you've got yourself...
  • The secret histories of 6 ubiquitous American foods

    12/29/2014 11:42:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | December 26, 2014 | Therese Oneill
    In much the same way most American homes have different half-filled tubes of sunblock, off-sized batteries, and calculators that can't be thrown away, most American homes have the six following foods. We may not eat them often, or even like them, but we still keep them on hand. They're just part of what make a home a home — even if we forget why. Here, the largely forgotten histories of six American staples. 1. Tuna fish During the 20th century tuna fish was one America's most purchased proteins — but it didn't happen without a dash of ingenuity. In 1903,...
  • 12 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

    05/01/2014 5:29:02 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 27 replies
    Don’t be fooled by the labels; these foods aren’t what you think. Here’s a secret in the food industry: Many healthy foods are no better than their alternatives. Some have little nutritional value, some actually contain harmful chemicals and some even pose as “healthy” when they’re downright bad for you. Go beyond the labels and scrutinize the ingredients. Breads labeled as “whole wheat” or “whole grain,” for example, can pack as much as 70 percent refined flour. But because it includes some whole grains, it can advertise itself as the real deal. And challenge the myths. You don’t need many...
  • Dallas' Food Trucks Are Banding Together to Take on the City's Overregulation

    03/29/2014 8:02:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | Fri., Mar. 28 2014 | Scott Reitz
    If you think you had it hard during these past few cold months, you should talk to a local food truck owner. Winter is tough on sales for any outdoor food service operator, and this past season was particularly nasty. Spring will bring relief but even that will be short-lived as the following summer months drive customers back into air-conditioned bricks and mortar restaurants. "You get into this wash, rinse and repeat," says Jeremy Scott, who owns and operates Tutta, a food truck serving freshly baked pizzas loaded with smoked meats. Scott recently looked at his sales through two of...
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • Students fill garbage cans with Michelle mandated foods

    07/21/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT · by usalady · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 20,2013 | Martha
    School administrations continue to hang posters in cafeterias trying to convince students that what is being fed to them is "fun food" which is healthier for them than the foods they enjoy eating. Meanwhile schools are having to purchase more garbage cans to contain the Michelle mandated foods that kids are dumping, some preferring to go hungry rather than eat "required" foods. Students just throw away the food being forced on them by the US Government.
  • Organic shoppers 'less likely to show kindness'

    02/17/2013 7:13:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 17, 2013
    Organic products make people feel more secure about their own morality, which weakens the desire to act altruistically, the US findings suggest. The effect also makes people judge immoral behavior more harshly, psychologists report in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. But comfort foods such as chocolate can lead to us being more social and making "kinder moral judgments".
  • Ban high-sugar cereals to tackle child obesity, says Andy Burnham (UK shadow health secretary)

    01/05/2013 3:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 5 January 2013 05.17 EST | Conal Urquhart
    The government should ban high-sugar cereals such as Coco Pops and other foods that are contributing to an obesity epidemic among British children, the shadow health secretary has urged. Regulations limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in processed foods should be considered if the food industry does not take action itself, according to Labour’s Andy Burnham, who has begun a consultation on how to tackle obesity. Burnham highlighted the case of breakfast cereals, saying many aimed at children are more than one-third sugar by weight. …
  • Obamacare and Healthy Kids Initiative Requires Pork Be Served In Jewish and Muslim Schools

    02/09/2012 5:02:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 18 replies
    We're Faux'ed | Ed Sherdlu
    Today in Washington, First Lady Michelle Obama announced dictates of Obamacare and her Healthy Kids Initiative will require pork, bacon, ham and other non-kosher, non-halal foods be served the nations’ schools, including those operated by Jewish or Muslim organizations. “Everyone understands the benefits of chicken in a diet, but pork is often called “The Other White Meat” said the First Lady. “Lean pork is a great alternative to fatty beef” added Second Lady Jill Biden who joined Mrs. Obama for the announcement, held at the new Mother Seaton – Christ the Redeemer Birth Control Pill Distribution Center. The only hitch...
  • It's a good start to labeling our foods

    01/10/2012 11:26:08 AM PST · by Libertynotfree · 6 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | Jan10,2012 | Libertynotfree
    Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer, works on farming and developing his own seeds for 50 years. When his fields were contaminated, Monsanto threatened him, intimidated him, and tried to take his land away. He took them to court.
  • Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating

    10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes. 5 myths of healthy eating...
  • Whole Foods Celebrates, Monetizes Ramadan

    08/01/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Thanks to a new social media-centered marketing campaign, Whole Foods will become the first national retail chain to celebrate Ramadan. Whole Foods has become the first prominent supermarket chain to run a Ramadan marketing campaign--and they're hoping Muslim customers will return the favor as they break fast. Even though Muslims traditionally forego meals during the day, lavish evening Ramadan meals could mean big bucks for the natural foods giant ... as well as brand loyalty from a demographic not traditionally courted by megastore advertising. Whole Foods is teaming up with Halal frozen entree brand Saffron Road (who sell a variety...
  • The health beef over barbecued meat

    07/02/2011 12:41:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2011 | Elena Conis
    Meat on the grill is as much a part of the Fourth of July as fireworks and American flags. But it is also reputed to increase cancer risk in unsuspecting patriots, thanks in part to chemical compounds formed when meats containing muscle — including beef, pork, poultry and fish — are cooked at very high temperatures. The class of chemicals known as heterocyclic amines, or HCAs for short, were first discovered in the 1970s by Japanese scientists, who noted that compounds in the charred parts of cooked fish and meat were capable of damaging cellular and bacterial DNA in test...
  • Foods that Contain Iodine. From Eggs to Kelp

    03/18/2011 12:23:11 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 18th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Many people are worried about a deficiency of iodine supplements, what else can you do to get enough? According to the Linus Pauling Institute, you can eat foods that are known to be rich in iodine. Consult your physician before making any changes to your dietary intake. (I am not a doctor.)
  • Pakistan drowning

    08/18/2010 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Thirty-five million Americans as homeless refugees: That would be a disaster proportionate to the horrific -- and worsening -- situation in Pakistan. This time, that forlorn country isn't threatened by Islamist terror, but by Mother Nature. Two weeks of flooding, with more rain on the way, have made refugees of 20 million Pakistanis. Try to grasp that number. Twenty million people, overwhelmingly poor, have lost their homes, their slight "wealth" and their livelihoods. Thousands have died. And international aid groups estimate that 3.5 million children are at mortal risk from diseases spread by polluted water and poor sanitation. Think cholera,...
  • Canned foods??? Forget everything you've been told...

    05/20/2010 2:01:14 AM PDT · by djf · 101 replies · 3,357+ views
    FDA | ~1997 | Dale Blumenthal
    I was doing some net search about shelf life and things and found a reference to the following article that used to be on the FDA website. Here is a link to the wayback machine record of it: http://web.archive.org/web/20070509153848/http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00043.html The Canning Process: Old Preservation Technique Goes Modern by Dale Blumenthal The steamboat Bertrand was heavily laden with provisions when it set out on the Missouri River in 1865, destined for the gold mining camps in Fort Benton, Mont. The boat snagged and swamped under the weight, sinking to the bottom of the river. It was found a century later, under...
  • Kraft to cut salt in its North American foods

    03/17/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 609+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 3/17/10 | ap
    Company plans to reduce sodium by 10 percent in its products over 2 years NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods says it will cut the salt in its products sold in North America by an average of 10 percent over the next two years as food makers try to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Kraft said Wednesday that the move will reduce the sodium in Oscar Mayer Bologna by 17 percent and Easy Mac Cups by 20 percent. This comes on top of other cuts it has made in sodium levels in recent years.
  • Britain's first green superstore goes £36m into red... (Whole foods)

    08/03/2009 8:41:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies · 874+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | AUgust 3, 2009 | By Staff
    Britain’s first ever green superstore is languishing ever deeper in the red after losing nearly £36million as the recession takes a bite out of organic food sales. The U.S. owners of Whole Foods Market had hoped to open 40 more emporiums across the UK after beginning trading in London in 2007. But, two years on, they have failed to leave the capital after their flagship British shop in up-market Kensington lost an astonishing £35.9million last year.