School Lunches Being Reviewed

Check out this story of one school that has switched to an all-veggie menu for lunch. I guess the main point here is that school lunches are getting more attention with respect to improving the nutritional content of the food that is being served. . What are your kids eating for lunch? There is a

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Vitamins and Mycotoxins Analysis

Check out this video which highlights some of the innovative analysis in the areas of vitamins and mycotoxins. Be sure and see check out some of the extraction processes involved with these type of analysis. Be sure and check out more on the Midwest Laboratories Corporate Site with respect to analysis. Image courtesy of Stoon

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Dietary Fiber

One of the secrets to losing weight is getting enough fiber. People talk about counting calories or burning calories at the gym, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was something working for us inside our bodies to help speed up our metabolism and digest our food. That something is dietary fiber. According to WebMD,

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Are Organic Foods Healthier?

This week an article was posted in the New York Times, “Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce” which looked at research that spanned four decades and in summary concluded the following: There isn’t evidence that organic produce or meat is healthier than conventional There is no greater risk of bacteria

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Movie Theater Food Calories

Check out this Consumer Reports regarding the amount of calories and food that you are eating. Sampling of Snacks Pretzels with Cheese – Days worth of Sodium & Half-a-days worth of calories and fat A Large Coke and Large Butter Popcorn – 2,000 calories I realize a lot of people do not always order the

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Food Safety and Tailgating

With football season ready to begin this weekend, it is time to get prepared and be safe at the same time. The USDA has a list of some tailgating food safety items you should keep in mind. Here are a few items listed on the USDA Site: Carry cold perishable food like raw hamburger patties,

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Shucking corn – tips for removing silk

This summer, I have enjoyed corn on the cob. I have boiled corn, microwaved corn and grilled corn. It’s a great time to enjoy this delicacy. The one thing that is not enjoyable is shucking the corn and removing the silk. Check out this video that uses a simple trick,  using a rubber band to

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Healthy Foods that may not be healthy

Check out this video and take note of these items. Cereals Too much sugar in cereals. Check out the ingredients. Watch for a lot of additives in cereals. Portion control is the key. Sports Drinks Unless you work out, you really do not need the extra salts, sugars and minerals. Drink water to supply your

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FDA Approves Digestible Microchip

The first digestible microchip was approved this week by the FDA .  I saw this article, “FDA Approves First-Ever Digestible Microchip ” Proteus Digital Health is the creator of this device. It can safely be embedded into a number of pharmaceuticals The microchip is  a tiny square of silicone, no bigger than a grain of

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Health Benefit of Onions

Onions are more than a spice to add to a particular dish. Onions are a super food. High in antioxidants which is useful for the heart and immune system A Good source of fiber Can help prevent colon cancer Onions contain Vitamin C and Chromium which help control blood glucose Source How Stuff Works –

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