Category «diet»

Another Reason to Avoid Eating Meat

                The law which mandated listing the origins of your meat has been repealed, thanks to the World Trade Organization and Congress. Specifically muscle cuts of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and goat do not have to list country of origin. Consumer preferences have come in last in favor of …

Choose Whole Grains to Boost Your Health

What’s for breakfast? The selection is huge. The menu can include such items as waffles, pancakes, omelets, bagels, fruit bars, power bars, protein shakes, a piece of fruit, sausages, or cold cereal. With all this to choose from, which items will best fuel the brain of your growing child or an aging adult? You guessed …

Healthy Eating Often Overlooked in Diabetics

A research study with over 2,500 participants diagnosed with type 2 diabetes discovered poor eating habits often remained unchanged. Even when participants had healthier food in the refrigerator the preferred foods eaten had too much salt, sugar and saturated fats. Read the abstract below. Abstract Background Little has been reported regarding food and nutrient intake …

The Power of Food Choices

Food Inc. is a documentary of what is becoming its own genre, that of simply awakening the American public to the politics, economics, environmental and of course health implications of food. Similar movies also worth viewing include “King Corn“, and Super Size Me. Another independent movie, The Corporation, uses the DSM classification of sociopath as …

Pesticides in your food, the dirty dozen

Chances are you’ve seen or heard of this pesticide list, which ranks common foods by the amount of pesticide residue. The folks over at the Environmental Working Group (as far as I know), produce this guide. It is updated yearly. Print a copy and take it with you when grocery shopping. The need to keep …

Young vegetarians may be at risk of binge eating

One of the keys to being a healthy vegetarian/vegan or raw-fooder is correct information.  According to this story reported (here) many young vegetarians may have problems from binge eating. Here is a definition of binge eating (more here): * Frequent episodes of eating what others would consider an abnormally large amount of food. * Frequent …

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