Food, Drink & Nutrition

Conventional Chicken Found to Contain Concerning Levels of Arsenic Due to Antibitoics

Conventional Chicken Found to Contain Concerning Levels of Arsenic Due to Antibitoics

Did you know that thanks to excessive antibiotic use in livestock you are actually ingesting carcinogenic arsenic with your meat? A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that chickens raised with arsenic-based drugs end up having toxic, inorganic arsenic in their meat.

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20 Ways to Build A Whole Food Kitchen on a Half Price Budget

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
20 Ways to Build A Whole Food Kitchen on a Half Price Budget

If you don’t believe you can afford to eat healthfully, consider the high price of being sick and lethargic. Calculate the cost of days missed from work for illness. Add up the price of having no energy to play with your kids or to do things that would help you to save money. Think about the exorbitant prices of medical care. Many of these things are completely avoidable – all you have to do is feed your body real food and you will be astounded at the resultant glowing health. How much money have you spent over the last year fighting ill health that could have been avoided through good nutrition?

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7 Dodgy Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine Here

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Conscious Evolution, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
7 Dodgy Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine Here

Aren’t you glad you don’t live under the Old World regulatory jackboot, where the authorities deny people’s freedom to quaff atrazine-laced drinking water, etc., etc.?

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The Dangers of too Much Sugar: What the Sugar Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
The Dangers of too Much Sugar: What the Sugar Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Sugar is natural. But at the rate it is consumed by modern Americans, it is anything but healthful. The average American is said to consume about 70 grams of fructose each day. Children consume 7 trillion calories of sugar from beverages alone every year.

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Study Finds Avocado-Eaters to be Especially Healthy

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 2 Comments
Study Finds Avocado-Eaters to be Especially Healthy

According to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal, eating avocados is associated with a lower body weight, lower BMI and waist circumference (a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes), higher “good” cholesterol, a lower intake of added sugars, better diet quality overall, and higher nutrient intake levels.

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Eating Healthy on a Budget – 5 Tips for Smart, Healthy Shopping

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Eating Healthy on a Budget – 5 Tips for Smart, Healthy Shopping

There are many tips and tricks for saving money while eating healthful foods at the same time. Many people think it’s not possible, but you may be surprised. Here are a few suggestions for eating healthy while on a budget.

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Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Conscious Living, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard

Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be back yard rebels, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and wide-brimmed hats. Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce.

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Random, Double-Blind Study Affirms Ginger’s Cancer-Fighting Benefits

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Prevention with 0 Comments
Random, Double-Blind Study Affirms Ginger’s Cancer-Fighting Benefits

A study determined that ginger may reduce proliferation in the normal-appearing colorectal epithelium (lining) and increase apoptosis and differentiation relative to proliferation. What does this mean? Basically, that ginger can increase cancer cell death and reduce the spread of cancer cells. This isn’t the first study to portray ginger’s cancer-fighting abilities. Another study found ginger to reduce prostate tumor size by 56% in mice. Sure, the study wasn’t done on humans, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they wouldn’t be reproduced.

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Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk: The Milk Battle

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk: The Milk Battle

Dairy farmers had quite a marketing plan back in the 1980’s that made them more than 13 billion dollars in recent years. With commercials touting milk mustaches and encouraging little kids to drink their milk (even if it’s chocolate, and full of refined sugar), should we question if cow’s milk is really that ‘good’ for the body?

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An Incredible Superfood: The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Prevention with 3 Comments
An Incredible Superfood: The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil benefits truly are many, and it doesn’t take much. Just a tablespoon or so a day could make significant differences in your health. Coconut oil can be used on the skin and hair. It’s great for soothing dryness and irritation from rashes. Good for fighting wrinkles and signs of aging.

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China Cracks Down on Fake Meat Made From Rats and Foxes

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Politics with 0 Comments
China Cracks Down on Fake Meat Made From Rats and Foxes

More than 900 people have been arrested in China for involvement in meat-related crimes, including producing fake beef and mutton from animals such as rats, minks and foxes, authorities reported.

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Gut Bomb: That Turkey Burger Could Kill You, and Here’s Why

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 2 Comments
Gut Bomb: That Turkey Burger Could Kill You, and Here’s Why

OK, meat eaters, do you want the good news or the bad news first? Hey, I know! I’ll start with the bad news: In a just-released study, Consumer Reports tested 257 samples of ground turkey from supermarkets, and found that virtually every one was contaminated with either fecal bacteria, staph, or salmonella. Even worse, most of the fecal bacteria were resistant to one or more antibiotics important to human medicine.

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Sweet Suicide: Sugar Deadlier than Drugs and Just as Addictive

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
Sweet Suicide: Sugar Deadlier than Drugs and Just as Addictive

Sugar consumption is implicated in chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, immune suppression, feeding cancer, heart disease, and obesity – yeah, I would say that’s pretty deadly!

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Kale: A Green Nutritional Powerhouse Everyone Should Eat

Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Kale: A Green Nutritional Powerhouse Everyone Should Eat

A delectable green nutritional powerhouse, kale is one of many superfoods that is a must-have in any kitchen. Like other superfoods like blueberries and green tea, kale provides a wealth of nutritional benefits from cancer prevention to anti-inflammation. But what else can kale do for you?

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27 Ways To Make Your Fresh Groceries and Produce Last As Long As Possible

Posted by on April 27, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 2 Comments
27 Ways To Make Your Fresh Groceries and Produce Last As Long As Possible

If you love cooking but are tortured by the cruel, limited shelf life of fresh foods, these tips are for you.

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