Food and Health

Coffee Drinking and Asthma Relief Benefits

Asthma is a condition in which the muscles of the bronchi (air tubes of the lung) contract in spasms, obstructing the flow of air making breathing in and out difficult. Coffee is a potent bronchodilator. In an emergency, when caught without your medication, a few cups of coffee can make a huge difference.

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Why Is US Policy So Pro GMO?

The topic of genetically modified (GM) foods has been raging globally now for the past two decades. In past articles we discussed the genuine concerns with GM foods. The main concern is quite simple - we do not know enough about the potential environmental and health implications involved with splicing the genes of one organism with the genes of another organism. And once you let GMOs out into the environment, there is no taking them back. They are there for good.

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Why Does My Organic Food Last Longer?

I have been asked 'Why does my organic food last longer?' So, let's take a look into this and I'll even give you tips to make your food last longer.

Organic food and conventional foods are not grown the same way. Organic farming is regulated and is more in line with the traditional methods. Here no synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used. Sewage sludge is not permitted, nor is irradiation and genetically modified foods used.

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What You Need To Know About GE

With genetically engineered (GE) foods making their way into the marketplace and onto our plates, concerns over the safety of these products is at an all-time high. And it's not just concern over whether these foods are safe to eat. There are serious concerns about how these GE foods are grown and raised, how they're kept separate from conventional and organic food supplies, and what their very existence means for our planet in the long run.

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Fresh Fruit Dangers

Fresh fruit dangers exist when you eat conventionally grown fruit. The danger actually comes from the growing methods used. Heavy pesticide use and the use of chemical fertilizers may make the perfect looking fruit. But, they also leave the toxins behind. Washing the fruit is a must. The only thing is, it just may not be enough.

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Tea and Sleep - Does Tea Help or Harm Sleeping?

Tea, from the Camellia sinensis plant, contains caffeine, a stimulant which is known to interfere with sleep. However, the amount of caffeine in tea is significantly less than that in coffee, and tea contains other chemicals other than caffeine which impact the body's sleep cycle. Especially when compared to coffee drinking, drinking tea has been shown to have sleep benefits.

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Are Trader Joe's Frozen Gnocchi and Teriyaki Chicken Destroying Western Civilization?

Cooking competence no longer matters. That's a good and a bad thing.

TV dinners have evolved. These days, they're no longer embarrassing, just for kids, or synonymous with loneliness or junk food ... or TV.

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White Tea - Little Known Health Benefits

White tea comes from the camellia senensis plant. This is the same plant used for green tea, oolong and black tea. The health benefits can be attributed in a large part to harvesting and production methods. The difference between the four teas is in production and harvesting. This tea is the least processed. It does not undergo the process of fermentation.

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Mint Tea - Health Benefits

Mint Tea is a popular herbal tea, frequently used to make iced tea as well as hot tea. Mint tea has a cooling quality and makes a particularly refreshing iced tea, both when used alone or when blended with other herbs or with green or black tea.

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What is Healthy Eating?

Do you know 'What is healthy eating?' Does it mean that you are following the current government nutritional recommendations?

That sounds to be right. But, let's take a closer look at our options. The advertisers' mandate is to sell their products. Representing those products in the best possible light is beneficial to sales. And today, the best possible light seems to be to align their products with healthy eating. This is where consumer confusion can occur by just trying to sort through all the hype.

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