Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

Broccoli Helps Fight Heart Disease, Undo Diabetes Damage

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Eating broccoli can help protect against heart disease and even undo the damage that diabetes wreaks on blood vessel cells because it contains a potent compound called sulforaphane.

Two studies conducted in 2008, one done by American researchers and the other by a British team, came to this conclusion.

Findings of a study conducted by a team from the University of Connecticut’s cardiovascular research center suggest that eating broccoli may trigger the production of proteins that protect against heart damage. The study was published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2008.

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Fake Blueberries in Cereals & Muffins: Kellog’s, General Mills, Betty Crocker

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Fake Blueberries in Cereals and Muffins: Kellog’s, General Mills, and Betty Crocker. All fruits are ‘stars’ that pack significant health benefits, but blueberries are absolute superstars. Blueberries abound with antioxidants, vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium and other essential nutrients, so much so that many nutritionists think of blueberries as a superfood.

They are known to be beneficial to the skin, improve brain function, prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia, and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. At only 42 calories per 1/2 cup serving, blueberries are ideal as a smart snack option.

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Pink Slime in Food, Hamburgers, and Ground Beef

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Pink Slime in Food, Hamburgers, and Ground Beef. For the sheer number of burgers they consume—about 40 billion burgers a year—Americans could rename their country Burger Nation.

But how many Americans knew that for many years most of their burgers were not made from beef, but from an ammonia-treated burger extender product derisively dubbed by agriculture department officials as “pink slime”?

The good news is that—as quietly as they began using the product ten years ago, three fast food chains stopped using it last December.

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