Food and Health

Beneficial Uses of Organic Honey

After years of saturation of commercially produced honey, organic honey is making a great come back. Not only do true connoisseurs recognize a distinct difference in the flavor of this golden nectar, but the health benefits are also a great reason to revert to what was once the norm. Organic honey is produced from untainted flowering plants and is unprocessed before going into the jar you find on the store shelf or local farmers market. Without any added preservatives, there is nothing in the way to taint the taste of this sweet treat.

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Is Your Organic Food Really Organic?

Imported foods found with unacceptable pesticide levels have drawn attention to the USDA's shoddy certification process.

When you buy food with a "USDA organic" label, do you know what you're getting? Now is a good time to ask such a question, as the USDA just announced Monday it was putting 15 out of 30 federally accredited organic certifiers they audited on probation, allowing them 12 months to make corrections or lose their accreditation. At the heart of the audit for several certifiers were imported foods and ingredients from other countries, including China.

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Why Caffeine Is the Perfect Addiction for a Worker Bee Society

There's a $60 billion-plus industry pushing hard to promote caffeine's image in the public mind.

According to a new study released this week, caffeine turns human beings into efficient worker bees. Led by Katharine Ker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the study found that caffeine "significantly reduced the number of errors" made by workers in a series of 13 trials. "One trial comparing the effects of caffeine with a nap found that there were significantly less errors made in the caffeine group," reads the official report.

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Why Go for Raw Organic Honey?

Not all products found on the grocery shelves are the same. Today there is not just a huge amount of brands to choose from, but each food item itself can be broken down into additional categories. Upon close inspection you will see some items labeled as pasteurized, homogenized, heat treated, or some may have no indication at all of what might or might not have been done to them.

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Interesting Facts About Junk Food

Junk food is typically defined as foods with little nutritional value that are high in calories, fat, sugar, salt, or caffeine. Junk food can include breakfast cereals, candies, chips, cookies, French fries, gum, hamburger, hot dogs, ice cream, sodas, and most sweet desserts.

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Some Quick Organic Food Facts

In spite of the increasing popularity of Organic food these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea regarding the definition of organic food. In simple words, Organic foods are those foods that are produced, processed and packaged without using chemicals. They have been accepted due to their perceived health benefits over conventional food.

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Behind the Shady World of Marketing Junk Food to Children

Marketers spend billions attracting kids to junk food they hope will become a lifelong brand attachment. But the effect on kids' health can be costly.

Seven-year-old Marley loves Happy Meals from McDonald's. She used to get Chicken McNuggets, but now she chooses a cheeseburger to go with her fries and Sprite. Her father, Patrick, is a chef, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, but Marley prefers McDonald's to his cooking. After a trip to McDonald's, Marley eagerly surfs onto, where she can enter a code from her meal to get a "behind-the-scenes look at iCarly," a kids' TV show (boys can use their code for a Star Wars promotion).

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