The little buzz a person gets from drinking a soda may not be the caffeine. French researchers have discovered alcohol in Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The National Institute of Consumption, which is based in Paris, found that more than half of popular sodas contain traces of alcohol.
A new report from the Environmental Working Group shows which varieties of commercial produce are the most and the least contaminated by agricultural pesticides. EWG presents updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads.
The standard American diet is high in calories and very low in nutrition. This is the diet that builds an obese population, a sick population, and — above all — ensures an early death. This is what’s known as full belly starvation, the ultimate goal of which is population control.
The Federal government is letting insiders linked to the same big agribusiness companies that produce chemical-laden and genetically modified products be the judges of what is organic.
Natural sea salt is the elixir of life and fundamental to the biological processes.
- It is a major component of blood plasma.
- It carries nutrients into and out of the cells.
- It helps the lining of the blood vessels to regulate blood pressure. (It is sugar that causes high blood pressure.)
- It helps regulate the propagation of nerve impulses.
- It helps the brain send communication signals to the muscles so the body moves and coordinates (sodium-potassium ion exchange).
- Very importantly, sea salt alkalizes the pH of the body, which is very important for total health.
- Adequate natural sea salt restricts the intake (desire) for fructose (sugar).
The government is basing a potential intervention into our lives, our refrigerators and even our wallets on a supremely flawed device — the BMI — and the subsequent presumption that Americans are a bunch of fat, lazy couch potatoes who require the government to watch their waistlines.
Here’s some helpful advice for those of you looking to drop a few pounds — and keep them off — as warm weather approaches. A recent article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has some tips about balancing your calorie consumption.
Researchers indicate the importance of learning to determine the energy density of foods in order to eat more and stay fuller for longer on fewer calories. Energy density is defined as the calories divided by the weight of the food. Foods with low energy density tend to be those that are heavy, or dense, but not high in calories. These will keep you satisfied without the high calorie count.
The burgers at Burger King may be double-stacked, but the pigs and chickens used to produce their products won’t be. By 2017, Burger King plans to buy all its eggs and pork from cage-free facilities.
If one new children’s book makes it into your elementary-aged child’s school library, he or she may come home refusing to eat dinner because the food you have prepared has feelings too.
There are a number of myths and falsehoods being spread about salt. Here are two:
- Too much (sea) salt will cause high blood pressure (swelling), kidney problems, heart problems, etc. The opposite is true.
- We are told by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a salt-free diet is best for good health. The truth: Physicians and cardiologists in particular have brainwashed their patients against (sea) salt, but sufficient salt is necessary to good health. What is the first thing the nurse hooks you up to when you enter the hospital? A saline drip.