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Something fishy? Counterfeit foods enter the U.S. market

Submitted by dave on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 4:49pm

From USA Today:


Some of your favorite foods may be fakes.

Foods masquerading as something else - a more nutritious something else - have been big news in the past two years. Chinese food companies in particular have been blamed for making deadly alterations to dairy, baby and pet foods by adding melamine. The chemical makes it appear that the food or beverage has the required level of protein.

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Light Exposure Damages Supermarket Vegetables - Do Not Eat Green-tinted Potatoes

Submitted by dave on Thu, 12/25/2008 - 8:49pm

According to nutritionist Paavo Airola, we should not eat potatoes that have any green tint and he mentioned a toxin called solanine (a nerve toxin) as the reason why. Potatoes often develop this green tint after exposure to light in the supermarket, but farming and harvesting practices play a role as well.

Healthy Pasta Recipe

Submitted by dave on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 3:50pm

Here is another healthy recipe featuring foods that health the eyes. This is a pasta dish with healthy vegetables in lieu of tomato sauce. (You can actually add some tomato sauce to it if you wish and the taste is good. I prefer it without tomatoes myself.)

Vegetables (all organic):

The first study reported outside China that has examined the effects of the orally consumed goji berry

Submitted by dave on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 10:58pm

Amagase H, Nance DM: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,
clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum
(Goji) Juice, GoChi. J Altern Complement Med 2008;14:403-412.

BACKGROUND: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
is the first study reported outside China that has examined the effects of
the orally consumed goji berry, Lycium barbarum, as a standardized juice
(GoChi; FreeLife International LLC, Phoenix, AZ) to healthy adults for 14

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/02/2008 - 4:58pm

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." is the mantra of a New York Times Magazine article containing an excellent account of recommended dietary concepts. You will see how the damaging concept of chemical nutrients could be replaced by knowledge of the healing effects of taste to bring nutrition back from the realm of the food chemistry lab into the real world of sensory pleasure and good health.

Krill Oil Benefits for Vision - Better Than Fish Oil?

Submitted by dave on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 1:38pm

Could krill oil be better than fish oil and become one of the superfoods you take regularly? Revisit the conversation about foods that are good for your vision and overall health by reading through this blog post by Dave.


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