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  • Are fruit and veggie pills really as effective for your health as they claim?

    08/22/2017 12:41:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Intelligent Medicine ^ | 11/2016 | Dr. Ronald Hoffman
    It’s been a bad season for veracity (witness our recent political campaigns!): Unfounded claims abound. Product pitches assault us with no tether to reality. Science is misappropriated for commercial gain.One example of such things: fruit and veggie pills that claim they can take the place of the whole foods you’re not including enough of in your diet.Don’t get me wrong: I think there’s value in certain plant-derived nutrient supplements. Before it sounds like I’m dismissing an entire group of products, you should know that there are a few categories where these substitutes for fresh produce can have benefits.For instance, there...
  • 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...
  • The C-Free Diet: If we didn't have California, what would we eat?

    12/24/2016 12:15:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 213 replies
    Slate ^ | July 10, 2013 | Brian Palmer
    Food scientists at Cornell University have produced a strain of broccoli that thrives in hot environments, which may make it possible for states with stiflingly hot summers to grow the vegetable. California, where cool coastal fog is perfect for growing standard broccoli, currently produces more than 90 percent of the broccoli grown in the United States. If California were to disappear, what would the American diet be like? Expensive and grainy. California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95...
  • ACC moves championship game to Orlando. ( fruits and weirdos win one )

    09/29/2016 10:47:01 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 32 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Sam Cooper
    The ACC officially has a new location for its football championship game. The conference announced Thursday morning that the game will move to Orlandos Camping World Stadium. The move comes two weeks after the conference, following an NCAA decision, decided to move all of its championships outside of the state of North Carolina because of House Bill 2 (HB2), a state law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates instead of the gender with which they identify.
  • If Fruit Heaven Exists, Its in Colombia

    06/25/2016 10:09:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Munchies ^ | 6/2016 | Aaron Kase
    Colombia is the finest nation on Earth when it comes to eating fruit. The country boasts mountains, jungles, deserts, and coasts, providing an environment conducive to growing any fruit you can imagine and plenty more you cant, from sweet to sour to savory, and everything in between. Adventurous travelers quickly find their diets full of diverse flavors and their stool full of fiber in this gastronomic and gastrointestinal paradise. Of course, the tropical standards like mango, papaya, banana, avocado, and pineapple are available in multitudes, for a fraction of the price that they cost imported. That alone would be enough...
  • Glance: Dietary Guidelines recommend more fruits and veggies

    01/07/2016 7:40:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2016 10:22 AM EST
    According to the government's new dietary guidelines, Americans need to cut sugar, salt and fat from their diets and eat more fruits and vegetables. To do this, people should choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods - things with lots of nutrients but comparatively few calories - in all food groups. ...
  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to Help

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with food deserts.
  • Watercress Tops List of Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables. Who Knew?

    06/06/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 5 | Lenny Berstein
    Anyone whos paying attention knows its a very good idea to eat green, leafy vegetables and colorful citrus fruits. Over time, research has shown their association with reducing cancer and chronic disease. In fact, most of us know that we should be consuming multiple helpings of these foods each day. (Here is a handy calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that helps you figure out how much you need.) But which vegetables are best? Fads come and go as quickly as that kale in your fridge. One day its broccoli, the next cabbage. And how do you...
  • Eating more fruit, veggies may cut stroke risk: Study

    05/09/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 9, 2014 | QMI Agendy
    Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, saw a 32% decrease of stroke risk with every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and an 11% decrease for every 200 g of vegetables eaten daily. High fruit and vegetable intake can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function, the researchers said in the study, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
  • First Lady: Imagine an America Where Kids Beg for More Fruits, Vegetables It is Possible...

    03/08/2013 3:29:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 117 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 8, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Full title: First Lady: Imagine an America Where Kids Beg for More Fruits, Vegetables It is Possible To Create This World!' (CNSNews.com) First Lady Michelle Obama said she can imagine an America where businesses promote the healthiest options so children will be begging and pleading for fruits and vegetables, adding that it is possible to create such a world. I mean, just think for a minute what this country could look like, Mrs. Obama said at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit on Friday at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Imagine walking into any grocery store...
  • A Brief Treatise on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit [Ecumenical]

    01/28/2013 8:10:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 27, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Treatise on the Fruits of the Holy SpiritBy: Msgr. Charles Pope There was a wonderful excursus on the Church as the Body of Christ in the Sunday readings. Would that we might better appreciate the diversity of gifts in the Church today instead of being fearful or dismissive of gifts that we appreciate less. As a pastor, I have come to appreciate that people find their way to God in many and diverse ways and that when the Church permits diversity we ought respectfully rejoice in even in the ways we do not personally prefer.I want to...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • State-mandated Sexual Brainwashing Begins in California Schools

    01/07/2012 2:00:57 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 40 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 06 January 2012 11:00 | Michael Tennant
    Students in California public schools may not be leading the nation in their knowledge of the three Rs, but they are well on their way to being experts in deviant lifestyles. Under a law signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), all public schools in the state are now required to promote homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, and same-sex marriage at every grade level, including kindergarten and to do so without parental consent or even notification. Known as the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, the law adds lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Americans to the list...
  • Report: Fruits and Vegetables Intake May Protect from Colon Cancer

    10/10/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 6 replies
    Health Alkaline ^ | October 9, 2011
    In the October, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Australian researchers report the outcome of a study which suggests site-specific protective effects of various fruits and vegetables against the risk of colorectal cancer. The finding may help explain inconsistent results from other studies which sought to examine the effects of plant foods against the cancer disease. Lin Fritschi, PhD and colleagues at the University of Western Australia compared 918 colorectal cancer patients to 1,021 controls who had no history of the disease. Questionnaires completed by the participants were analyzed for the frequency of consumption of 38...
  • Farewell, Food Pyramid; Meet Your New $2 Million Replacement, a Plate

    05/31/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    care2 ^ | May 30, 2011 | Kristina Chew
    As of this coming Thursday, the food pyramid -- that symbol of healthy eating -- is going to go the way of the real pyramids and becoming a thing of the past. This week, the Obama administration will be unveiling a new graphic to tell American consumers what quantities of grains, fruits and vegetables, protein and dairy they should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The pyramid is to be replace by a plate, with four different-colored sections indicating how much of each food group the United States Department of Agriculture recommends and is a "crucial element of the administration's...
  • I'm Saved -- What now?

    01/03/2011 6:03:42 PM PST · by Benchim · 24 replies
    Antinomianism and the New Covenant ^ | 1/3/2011 | Gart O'toole
    After you are saved, why are you still sinning like Paul in Romans 7? Why are you still despicable? Why are you still thinking in the gutter? Because you are living in the human self. Not the "old self". You will never change . But you want to change but you don't know what to do. Now God has GIVEN you eternal life. All he asks is that you believe in his Son. Is that it? Your parents can not separate themselves as your parents and neither can God. Your parents will come to the penitentiary to visit you for...
  • Banana-costumed Port Angeles man suspected of exposing self, brandishing gun

    08/18/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 37 replies · 2+ views
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. A man in a banana costume is accused of exposing himself and brandishing a shotgun while riding around with a bunch of friends in Port Angeles. The Clallam County sheriff's office says the 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday evening for investigation of indecent exposure and reckless endangerment. The Peninsula Daily News reports police first received a report of the costumed man exposing himself at a restaurant. Sheriff's Sgt. Randy Pieper says they also drove through a neighborhood where the man got out brandishing the gun. After his arrest, the man couldn't explain why he was costumed. The...
  • Police Arrest Lettuce-Clad PETA Protester

    07/26/2010 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 2+ views
    WPXI ^ | July 25, 2010
    AMMAN, Jordan -- An animal rights activist has caused a stir in Jordan's capital by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian. Crowds quickly gathered to gawk at the lettuce lady, but police were not amused. Officers briefly arrested the Jordanian activist, Amina Tarek, and a colleague from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The pair stood in a square along one of Amman's trendiest streets and held a placard reading "Let vegetarianism grow on you." Tarek says she wanted Jordanians "to turn over a new leaf."
  • Lady Gaga Screams at Obama "Are You Listening" During Gay Rights Rally - Video 10/11/09

    10/12/2009 5:18:48 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 43 replies · 2,307+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of bizarre pop culture icon "Lady Gaga" speaking at a Gay Rights Rally in Washington yesterday, where she screamed "Are You Listening?", directed at President Obama (she screams at the 2:37 mark of the video). Gaga said "Obama, I know you are listening." She then screamed, "Are you listening?" She went on to say "we will continue to push you," referring to Obama. Many Gay Activists on the Far-Left are angry that Obama has not pushed the Gay agenda more quickly. . . . (VIDEO)