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Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO. Image copyright Thinkstock Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were "probably carcinogenic" but there was limited evidence. The WHO did stress that meat also had health benefits. Cancer Research UK said this was a reason to cut down rather than give up red and processed meats.

And added that an occasional bacon sandwich would do little harm. What is processed meat? Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the taste and the main methods are smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives. Simply putting beef through a mincer does not mean the resulting mince is "processed" unless it is modified further. It is the chemicals involved in the processing which could be increasing the risk of cancer.

How bad? Little harm. Has anyone you know ever actually gotten sick from eating raw cookie dough? [moved from Home Cooking] - General Topics. That link mentions that high sugar levels in general prevent bacteria in general from growing. It makes no mention of sugar's effect on salmonella specifically, makes no mention of how high the sugar level must be to stop bacterial reproduction, and makes no mention of the effect of sugar on a preexisting bacterial presence that already has the critical number of bacteria needed to cause infection. Not all bacteria respond the same way to the same conditions. Frankly, sugar is probably not the answer here. It may prevent some bacteria from growing, but it probably won't prevent an already dangerous bacterial load from causing illness. Worse, there are various documented cases of salmonella specifically surviving well in a fairly highly sugared environment - the peanut butter outbreak just a couple years is one example. Like many commonly held food 'no nos,' eating raw cookie dough doesn't strike me as highly dangerous.

Best Foods For Women in Their 20s. Calcium (and Vitamin D) for Bone-BuildingThe Problem: This is your last chance to strengthen your skeleton. When you hit 30, you're pretty much stuck with what you've got. The Fix: Drink two eight-ounce glasses of vitamin D-fortified, low-fat milk every day. You'll get 581 milligrams of calcium and five micrograms of vitamin D, the perfect nutrient combo to develop break-resistant bones.

Broccoli also deserves a place on your menu. It contains a respectable 43 milligrams of calcium per cup and is also home to magnesium, vitamin K, and phosphorus, all of which, research shows, play a major role in keeping you upright from here to Social Security. Find naked broccoli unbearably boring? Top it with a nearly decadent layer of melted low-fat cheddar for the ultimate bone-friendly side dish, says ADA spokesperson Kerry Neville, R.D. The Fix: Choose microwave-friendly meals that have the perfect balance of protein, carbs, and veggies in one package (we like Kashi's Sweet and Sour Chicken). 3 Tropical Fruits That Can Cause Miscarriage.

Tropical fruits are a delicious component of a healthy, balanced diet. These sweet, tangy treats are loaded with fiber, micronutrients, digestion-supporting enzymes, anti-inflammatory agents, and powerful antioxidants. Although it's safe to eat almost all fruits and vegetables in moderate quantities during pregnancy, some tropical fruits can cause complications-- including miscarriage-- if eaten in excessive quantities.

Avoid eating the following tropical fruits in large amounts, particularly during the earliest stages of pregnancy. If you have experienced pregnancy complications, such as threatened miscarriage, your health care provider may recommend avoiding these tropical fruits entirely. Papaya Throughout Asia-- particularly including Sri Lank, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan-- women have historically used papaya as an emergency contraceptive and abortifacient. Pineapple Pineapple contains the protease enzyme bromelain-- which is chemically similar to papain in papaya. Caffeine Content of Drinks. The nutrition label, or directly contacting the manufacturer.

We also monitor lab tests published in peer-reviewed journals. Click an individual item for more details (see citations here). If you believe any of these amounts are incorrect please contact us so we can rectify. The caffeine amounts are for the entire container NOT for a suggested serving. We have many other caffeine tables that drill-down into even more drinks. We’d love to hear from you.

There is a much more complete and thorough chart of Starbucks Caffeine here. Research: Is Food the Culprit in ADHD? | Gluten Free Diet Tips for Celiac Disease Symptoms, Foods and Lifestyle. Approximately 5 million children in 2010 were diagnosed with ADHD according to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s a shocking statistic that may have some parents of ADHD kids wondering “is this what I signed up for?” (which is certainly what I thought a time or two with Emma’s celiac diagnosis too).

Now the lead researcher in the study published in Lancet, says ADHD isn’t a disease — but rather a group of symptoms triggered by the environment — primarliy food. Could it be that simple? Change the diet and maybe lose the drugs? The new research, reported by National Public Radio, suggests diet could be causing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “Hypersensitivity to Food” In the NPR article the study’s lead author Dr. . “64 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD are actually experiencing a hypersensitivity to food.

“Hypersensitivity to food” that’s vague. So what could it be in your pantry, refrigerator or cupboards that might be causing this issue? Dr. Conclusion. Food%20for%20Thought%20Nutrition%20and%20ADHD%20050710. The Link Between Celiac Disease and ADHD. Gluten and ADHD - Can Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance Contribute to Attention Problems. When you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you often behave impulsively and are easily distracted, and you probably have difficulty concentrating and focusing on important tasks. These problems can take a toll on everyday life — if you're a child with ADHD, your grades probably suffer, and if you're an adult, you may find it difficult to perform well at work or sustain a healthy relationship.

Up to 5% of preschoolers and school-age children suffer from ADHD. For many of them, symptoms will continue into adulthood. It's not clear exactly what causes ADHD; researchers believe it may involve a chemical imbalance in the brain or possibly even physical differences in brain structure. It is clear that it runs in families: If you have a close relative with ADHD, your chances of developing it yourself are up to five times greater than the regular population. Celiac Disease, ADHD Linked in Studies In one study, researchers tested 67 people with ADHD for celiac disease. Sources:

Home | Earth Balance All Natural Spreads | Earth Balance. Vegetarian Society of DC - Welcome to VSDC. Nutrition Diva : Is Carbonated Water Bad for You? Although I don’t drink much soda (or, as they call it where I grew up, “pop”), I do enjoy drinking sparkling, or carbonated, water and often recommend it as a healthful alternative to soda. But several of you have written with concerns that drinking carbonated water might be bad for you. The podcast version of this tip is sponsored by Audible. Visit to get a free audiobook of your choosing. Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

Sure enough, I did a quick Internet search and found several websites warning that drinking carbonated water will leech calcium from your bones, causing osteoporosis. Does Carbonated Water Leech Calcium from Your Bones? Soda consumption—particularly cola consumption—has been linked to lower bone mineral density. In fact, the most recent research suggests that the reason people who drink a lot of cola have weaker bones is not because something in the soda is robbing calcium from their bones, but because they tend to have lower calcium intake.