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Category Archives: Food – Diet Health Advice

Food related problems and discussions.

Green tea may lower folic acid levels


Green tea danger for pregnant mums Pregnant women who drink green tea increase the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida, experts say. The chemical extracted from the tea also inhibits the growth of cancer cells and may provide the starting point…

Won’t Ban Junk-Food Ads for Kids, Official Says

Won’t Ban Junk-Food Ads for Kids, Official Says Fri Mar 11, 2005 04:37 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will not ban or limit junk-food advertising to children, but wants the industry to set new guidelines to promote healthy eating and…

‘Organic’ milk needs a pasture

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By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY A decision in an obscure Department of Agriculture committee has drawn a line in the mulch in the debate over organic agriculture. These two Holstein milk dairy cows are vegetarians that eat grains, hay and legumes. Straus Family…

Soy No Help To Women With Cardiovascular Disease


Soy No Help To Women With Cardiovascular Disease: An interesting study posted in this month’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition lends more fuel to the fire about the non-value of unfermented soy products in terms of protecting postmenopausal women from cardiovascular disease (CVD).…

Finally An Advisory on Cancer-Causing Acrylamide

You may recall an article I posted two years ago about acrylamide, a white, odorless and cancer-causing chemical that has been found in many foods that are truly harmful to your health, including potato chips, French fries, grain-based products and coffee. Acrylamide is…

USDA Mulls Listing Stores Involved in Meat Recalls

By Randy Fabi WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumers would no longer have to wonder whether their local grocery stores are selling recalled meat products under regulations being developed by the Agriculture Department, a senior USDA official said on Wednesday. Acting Undersecretary Merle Pierson…