Food and Drink
In September 2012, Dr. Gilles-Éric Séralini published research findings in the peer-reviewed . These findings showed the toxic impact of Monsanto’s herbicide and genetically modified corn—including adverse health effects on rats. However, after publication, the journal made the unprecedented decision to retract the study.
Starbucks is now offering coconut milk as a non-dairy additive for your daily coffee habit. But this coconut milk may not be so pure.
One way to avoid these pesticide residues is to shop for organic fruits and vegetables. But if organic is too expensive or not available, the Environmental Working Group also released a list of the “Clean Fifteen” for 2015. This is a list of the conventionally grown produce least likely to have pesticide contamination.
Limitations for cholesterol will likely be removed from the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, due to the fact that not ALL cholesterol is bad.
Beetroot is ridiculously healthy – enjoy it in a delicious, gluten-free, vegan, baked sweet bell pepper, stuffed with coriander and sunflower seeds. Enjoy my latest video recipe
Joining the lineup of companies that are kneeling to public pressure, candy-maker Hershey recently announced that it will soon remove genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from its milk chocolate and Kisses by the end of 2015.
This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases.
Mainstream economists are sounding the alarm over the financial decline of both fast food giant McDonald’s and biotech juggernaut Monsanto.
These days everybody knows quinoa. The once obscure Andean grain started gaining traction in Western kitchens in the 1980s, exploding into ubiquity in the mid-2000s as a gluten-free superfood. In recognition of its health benefits—especially compared to other grains like wheat—and the boon that global demand has created for Bolivian and Peruvian farmers, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization declared 2013 “The International Year of the Quinoa.” But just a year after this crowning glory, quinoa may already have to step down as the world’s favorite cereal.
Although it’s different for everybody, most people who are successful in their health and fitness follow a specific formula. Many of them don’t attribute their success to routine because they’re so passionate about being healthy. They just do it and don’t feel right if they don’t.
A new study from the School of Medical Sciences at Australia’s University of New South Wales points to profound brain changes that junk food causes, making a junk food habit “more deadly than war, famine, and genocide.”
Consuming dark chocolate has been shown to actually boost health through the deliverance of various disease-fighting compounds, such as antioxidants, flavanoids, and more. Dark chocolate isn’t equal to the processed junk served at any gas station today. This chocolate is at least 70% cocoa or cacao, and offers naturally health-boosting compounds. The more bitter the better. Anything less is too watered down with milk and saturated with unhealthful refined sugar, or worse, HFCS corn syrup.
Resveratrol has been found to cut down cardiovascular disease, prevent certain cancers, help slow aging, and possibly aid in weight control.
The answer for many of society’s problems can be found by walking in the opposite direction of the current push for further centralization being sold in many aspects of our life. Indeed, it is because of the centralization of the food system that we are now vulnerable to supply chain disruptions that can come from a variety of sources, instantly crippling unprepared communities. In addition, a centralized food supply allows large corporations to monopolize the food sources while diminishing our rights and lessening the quality. As this has happened, answers began appearing like the seven acre Beacon Hill site in Seattle which made headlines in 2009 with plans for the first free open Food Forest within city limits. Simultaneously, the commonsense concept gained momentum through many cities across America.
Over the past few years, a botanical new to the U.S. and European markets has been making impressive gains in popularity, due to its broad traditional benefits and emerging supportive science.