Are Frozen Fruits and Vegetables as Nutritious as Fresh? 0
Good read from the New York Times on the nutritional value of frozen produce versus fresh.
Freezing can slightly alter the nutritional composition of fruits and vegetables, sometimes in favor of the frozen product and sometimes in favor of the fresh, but over all, “there’s no clear winner,” said Ali Bouzari, who has done studies comparing fresh and frozen produce and now runs Pilot R+D, a culinary research and development company in Sonoma County, Calif. “It really depends which plant you’re talking about.”
Though vitamins can degrade in...
Key Senators Reach Deal on The DARK Act 0
As reported by GMO Inside: Key Senators have reached a deal on Big Biotech’s Dream Bill that will ban state GMO labeling and require QR codes, 1-800 numbers or other labeling schemes with zero enforcement federally.
The DARK Act, now a compromise between Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Roberts (R-KS) would ban states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) and create a sham labeling scheme that will allow companies to hide information about whether GMOs are in their products. The current “compromise” for GMO labeling is completely unacceptable and compromises the integrity of our food system....
Benefits of Carrot Juice 0
We are big fans of lists. Especially when it comes to outlining the benefits of something. Here's a concise one about the power of Carrots, and why adding the raw juice from them to your diet is great for your health and wellbeing.
Carrots are a vegetable devoured for both their edible roots and for the green leafed tops they produce. Health experts consider carrots as one of the definitive well-being foods. It is an excellent source of beta-carotene, some of which is converted into vitamin A in the body. 100g carrot cover 80% of the recommended...
Top Ten Benefits of Juicing 0
Whether you're new to all of this or a long time juicer, Dr. Melissa West does a nice job of summing up some of the key benefits to consuming raw fruit and vegetable juice.
10. Healing Properties
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates. Juicing allows you to create specific prescriptions for your unique needs from heart disease cancer and stroke to increased energy, strengthened immunity, strong bones or a glowing complexion. Combining whole foods allows your body to absorb the vitamins and minerals to help you heal.
Juicing allows you...
FDA Approves New Nutrition Panel that Highlights Sugar Levels 0
Good news from the FDA on improving nutrition facts labeling. The following article comes from the Wall Street Journal, and does a great job outlining the changes.
U.S. food regulators approved the most radical overhaul of nutrition policy in decades, putting sugar squarely in its crosshairs in an attempt to change how Americans eat and drink.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a new nutrition-facts panel that appears on the back of all packaged food and beverages will list how many grams of sugar have been added by manufacturers and what percentage of the recommended daily...
4 Lesser Known Benefits of Parsley 0
Parsley is a great way to help reduce toxins in the body. This article comes from IndiaToday and outlines four of the key benefits.
A healing agent which is often relegated to being just a garnish--parsley is highly nutritious. A relative of celery, parsley is a Mediterranean herb that can lend colour to your plate. Rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B-12, K and A, parsley keeps your immune system strong, and also strengthens your bones.
Here are some time-tested benefits of this herb.
- Supports the kidney: Parsley helps flush out excess...