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What Is The Best Way To Wash Vegetables and Fruit? Herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, and antimicrobial agents aren’t the only reasons why it’s important to thoroughly clean your produce.

What Is The Best Way To Wash Vegetables and Fruit?

Could coronavirus be lurking on the surface of your apples? Just think how many hands pick through them, to find the perfect specimen! Likewise for tomatoes and pretty much everything else.


Vegetables. Sea Vegetables. Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them. Should You Steam, Stir-Fry, or Boil Your Veggies? - Blue Zones. For maximum health benefits, should you stir-fry, steam, or boil?

Should You Steam, Stir-Fry, or Boil Your Veggies? - Blue Zones

It’s actually an important question to consider, because the cooking method you choose has a significant effect on how much of a veggie’s nutrients your body receives. Researchers in Murcia, Spain, discovered that just by boiling celery, the veggie lost 14 percent of its antioxidants–powerful nutrients that help fight cancer. [i] Food scientists in England measured the glucosinolates–another cancer-fighting nutrient–in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and green cabbage after boiling. Boiled broccoli lost 77 percent of these key anti-cancer ingredients; cauliflower, 75 percent. When the English researchers tested the boiling water, they found the missing health-boosters–90 percent of the missing glucosinolates ended up in the cooking pot. Hyperlipid: Vegetables damage your DNA, latest study headline!

Hyperlipid: The asterisk. The official title of the fruit and vegetable depletion study I've been discussing recently is this: Green tea extract only affects markers of oxidative status postprandially: lasting antioxidant effect of flavonoid-free diet* Did you notice the asterisk?

Hyperlipid: The asterisk

It got dropped from pubmed but is there in the full text pdf. Why is it there in the paper title? It's there because a major funder for the research wishes to distance itself from the results! * The study has been carried out with financial support in part from a Danish Food Technology grant (FØTEK2, ‘Antioxidants from plants’) and in part from the Commission of the European Communities, Agriculture and Fisheries (FAIR) specific RTD programme, CT 95-0158 ‘Natural Antioxidants from Foods’. Hyperlipid: Fruit and vegetables re post. It is remarkably widely accepted that fruit and vegetables are good for you.

Hyperlipid: Fruit and vegetables re post

Three a day, five a day, nothing but fruit and vegetables all day..... The problem is that all of the evidence of benefit is epidemiological, and this never proves causation, merely association. Where does hard science take us? Good Mood Foods: How Diet Affects Happiness - Blue Zones. Lani Muelrath is a bestselling author, speaker, and TV host known for her expertise in plant-based, active, mindful living.

Good Mood Foods: How Diet Affects Happiness - Blue Zones

This article is adapted from her newest book, The Mindful Vegan, a 30-day plan for shedding old thinking patterns and living more joyfully with food. If you are presently piling plenty of colorful plants on your plate, you are already at a better mood advantage. Research tells us that plant-based diets are associated with healthier mood states. How To Protect Your Family From Acrylamide (from fried foods) – Real Food Forager.

Following a grain-free and moderately low carb diet, the starchiest vegetable I eat is usually winter squash.

How To Protect Your Family From Acrylamide (from fried foods) – Real Food Forager

The Dark Side of Green Smoothies. The Vegetable Detective & Toxic Metals in Kale. Published: July 7, 2015 Author: Todd Oppenheimer Topics: Climate Change, Ecology, and Sustainability, Farming, Food, and Alcohol, Science, Engineering, and Invention Locations: California Materials: Soil, Plants Masters: Ernie Hubbard: Vegetable Detective A molecular biologist is finding what could be dangerous levels of heavy metals in plants like kale, often called the “queen” of the vegetable kingdom.

The Vegetable Detective & Toxic Metals in Kale

And they’ve shown up the most in organic varieties. By Todd Oppenheimer Photography by Claire Bloomberg When Ernie Hubbard started getting clients with model diets complaining of issues such as fatigue and hair loss, he was stunned, and confounded. Then he noticed a pattern in the vegetables they were eating. The Vegetable Detective, Take Two - Craftsmanship Quarterly. A California biologist finds toxic metals in kale, gets slammed for it on the Internet, and then finds evidence that this metal could be more troublesome than he had thought.

The Vegetable Detective, Take Two - Craftsmanship Quarterly

By TODD OPPENHEIMER Photography by CLAIRE BLOOMBERG Ernie Hubbard, a cell biologist, spent months following a bizarre trail to figure out how a toxic metal could be showing up so heavily in kale. His vegetable sampling was done in his home laboratory, which he set up in the kitchen of his California houseboat. Cruciferous Vegetables Bad For Thyroid & Good For Cancer? Whether you’re talking broccoli, cauliflower, or kale, it is true there’s a side effect of eating them.

Cruciferous Vegetables Bad For Thyroid & Good For Cancer?

But this common side effect – and how to fix it – is not what people are talking about. Instead, the hysteria revolves around hyperthyroidism. The theory that eating these veggies will cause that butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck to produce too much of the thyroid hormones. On the flip side, you have those touting anti-cancer benefits for broccoli and others. Beet Juice Side Effects Include Erections and Red Urine. Growing up, you probably despised the idea of eating that red hard thing.

Beet Juice Side Effects Include Erections and Red Urine

Now, it’s the thing to eat to get hard. Murasaki Japanese Sweet Potato a Recipe For Disaster? Compared to Americans, the Japanese have less of a sweet tooth. We have heard from many who hate the fact that us Westerners tend to ruin everything by adding sugar to it. And you know what? They’re right. Do Bananas Have Protein? No, But They're Highly Radioactive. One of our biggest goals here at Superfoodly is to dispel myths and set the records straight on foods based on science. This fruit happens to be one that is definitely misunderstand. The amount of protein in a banana is extremely high. It must be since bodybuilders and fitness buffs always seem to use them in their post-workout protein shakes. Hey, just Google recipes for shakes and smoothies, then tally up how many do and don’t contain this ingredient. We did that across a random sampling of sites. Nightshade Vegetables: Allergy, Plant Poison In Your Panties.

Are potatoes really poisonous – or perhaps even deadly – as some sources are reporting? Can tomatoes kill you? The connection that ketchup and fries have to cigarettes is not what you’re expecting. It has nothing to do with the addictive nature of eating junk food, but rather compounds in specific plants which are being reported as unhealthy and toxic. Side effects of severe fatigue, chronic joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and leaky gut may just be the tip of the iceberg according to many. Green Potatoes: Harmless or Poisonous?

Asparagus Health Benefits vs. Cancer-Causing Side Effects. Most people have a love-hate relationship with this vegetable. No one eats it uncooked. Even here in LA, we have yet to see it on the menu of a raw vegan restaurant. To make it edible, one needs to cook it thoroughly. To make it tasty, most recipes butter or oil it up, along with heaps of salt. Hmm… that same description could apply to the magical transformation of inedible raw potatoes to delicious French fries. Do Avocados Have Protein? Yes & Here's Why It's Bad For You. Did you know that the word avocado originally came from the Aztec (Nahuatl language) word ahuacate, which meant testicle? It was because of its shape and the fact that they believed it to be an aphrodisiac. Being that the word was too hard for Americans to pronounce and didn’t exactly evoke an appetizing image, almost a century ago the Californian farmers came up with the current name instead, but that was after first failing with alligator pear, which never caught on (1).

Here are two other interesting facts you might not know about this fruit… how much protein is in it and the poison it contains called persin. Are Avocados Good For You If Toxic To Your DNA? It’s not that Americans ever disliked guacamole, but throughout much of history it was a rarely consumed fruit outside of Latin cuisine. Avocados on salads and sandwiches in the Midwest were definitely not something you would encounter in the 1980’s.

Even the authentic Mexican restaurants in many parts of the country wouldn’t incorporate avocado in their dishes, due to limited supply and high cost. That all begun to change in the late 90’s. Thanks to marketing and more widespread adoption of other cultural cuisines, the per capita consumption of avocado is nearly 400% higher than it was 20 years ago (1). But as with any food, just because we don’t notice side effects, that doesn’t always guarantee it’s safe to eat. The health benefits.