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Yogurt Product Buyers Guide. Raw Milk. My Top Five Summer Superfoods. By Dr. Mercola Seasonal changes come with abundant health benefits, including a bounty of wonderfully tasty superfoods. Eating more fresh vegetables is one of the simplest steps you can take to improve your overall health. A vegetable-rich diet can help protect you from arthritis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, and even slow down your body's aging process. 1. The beautifully sweet but brightly acidic flavor of a tomato picked fresh from the garden makes for a tasty treat. 2. Avocados are nutritional gems, including being rich sources of monounsaturated fat that your body can easily burn for energy. 3.

Berries contain concentrated amounts of the disease-fighting phytochemicals found to boost your immunity, prevent cancer, protect your heart, and prevent seasonal allergies. 4. In spite of their mild favor and high water content (95 percent), cucumbers contain a number of necessary vitamins and minerals, as well as exerting anti-inflammatory properties. 5. Food for Thought. Pesticides Put Global Food Production at Grave Risk. By Dr. Mercola In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that large-scale, chemical-based agriculture is posing an outright threat to the world’s food supply. Its dangers now far outpace any benefits that might be had in terms of efficiency. As recently reported by The Guardian,1 an international team of scientists has concluded that pesticide regulations have “failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats,” thereby putting global food production at great risk.

Indeed, the insanity is such that you more or less have to be a sociopath to insist on business as usual in light of the ravaging harm agricultural chemicals are causing. “[C]reatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out.” Task Force on Systemic Pesticides Issues Stern Warning “The evidence is very clear. The Pesticide-Autism Link Organophosphate pesticides are known for their hazards to human health. Grass-Fed Goodness: Beef. High in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, meat from pasture-fed cattle is a nourishing delicacy. By Cary Neff / January - February 2011 Why all the fuss about grass-fed beef? And why are its producers having trouble keeping up with skyrocketing demand? Many people have embraced grass-fed beef because of ethical, environmental or health concerns, but the most immediately rewarding reason of all may be flavor: Grass-fed beef has a terroir — its taste depends on where it comes from and what kinds of grasses the cow has been eating.

It’s more robust and savory — just plain “beefier” than its grain-fed counterpart. And it’s much more nutritious. As a rule, grass-fed cattle haven’t been exposed to the GMOs and growth hormones used in conventional beef production, nor do they contain arsenic or high levels of copper as does meat from animals raised in feedlots. Nutrition Know-How Kitchen Tricks Shopping and Storage Tips Web Extra Get Cooking The Best Ways to Cook Beef. Trying to avoid almonds that are ‘gassed’? Here’s a little guide. Although you certainly can't tell by looking at them, these Diamond of California brand almonds were fumigated with PPO gas. Since my blog at the end of July about the forced “pasteurization” of most domestic almonds with either a steam treatment or fumigation with toxic propylene oxide (PPO) gas, Food Identity Theft readers have been asking about specific almond brands – if they are gassed or steamed.

And as I topped my organic oatmeal and cranberry cookies with Diamond brand sliced almonds, I had the same question. After all, who wants to go to all the trouble of whipping up something with carefully thought-out ingredients, only to realize the almond part of the recipe has been soaking up a chemical used in the production of antifreeze and hydraulic fluid? Since 2007, the “almond rule” has mandated that most almonds grown in California’s 400-mile-long Central Valley region (where just about all domestic almonds come from) receive one of these pasteurization treatments.


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Saturated fat consumption not related to heart disease risk, study says. “Raw Almonds” Aren’t Raw Anymore | Beyond Health News. . . . our freedom to buy nutritious food is on the line It’s healthiest to consume nuts raw. At high temperatures, enzymes are killed and fats are corrupted and made toxic. But when you buy “raw” almonds these days, you’re probably not getting what you think. With few exceptions, which we’ll talk about later, “raw almonds,” even organic “raw almonds,” are now pasteurized with heat or chemicals. This is due to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation that has been in force since 2007 at the request of the California Almond Board (almost all almonds grown in the US are grown in California).

Although heat pasteurization (steaming, blanching or roasting) is bad enough, chemical pasteurization is worse. There are now only a few ways you can now purchase truly raw almonds. 1) Get them directly from the farmer. How could such a regulation have come about? The fight is currently in a dormant phase as the farmers have run out of gas; however it is far from over. Fantle W. Got Milk? Make Sure It's Whole. Top 5 Artery-Clogging Foods That Can Save Your Life. There are many things wrong with mainstream nutrition, but the constant propaganda against saturated fat and cholesterol is the worst. As people have reduced their intake of healthy and nutritious high-fat foods, diseases like obesity and diabetes have taken over the world. But… there’s good news. New studies are showing that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol don’t cause harm in humans. It is a myth that has now been debunked.

Don’t believe me? There have also been several massive studies conducted on the low-fat diet that is still cherished by the mainstream. The research is clear… “artery-clogging” saturated fat doesn’t actually clog your arteries. Dietary cholesterol is harmless as well (7). The fact of the matter is, foods that are naturally high in saturated fat and cholesterol are some of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet. Here are 5 “artery-clogging” foods that are actually super healthy. 1. Removing the yolk is just about the worst thing you can do. 2. 3. 4. 3 Easy Ways to Avoid GMOs in Your Life. In 1996, Americans began eating Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s), but few knew or cared back then. Now, over 15 years later, GMOs have become a major concern for nearly every health conscious person on the planet.

Although several governments abroad have banned them, the US has continued introducing more GMOs into the American diet (the latest being sugar derived from GMO sugar beets). As GMOs become a bigger and bigger threat to our health and our environment, it’s imperative that we take all the steps we can to avoid supporting the multinationals that produce these toxic substances and to ensure our own health and wellness.

Step 1: Know your ingredients The best thing we can do to avoid GMOs is to educate ourselves about which foods are most likely to be GMO. Step 2: Buy Organic Producers and growers of certified organic foods are by law not allowed to knowingly put GMO ingredients in their food. Step 3: Grow Your Own.