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Eight of the most outlandish food health claims

Eight of the most outlandish food health claims | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Alice-Azania Jarvis: In years gone by, the public was told that Coca-Cola cures impotence, biscuits prevent masturbation and pomegranate juice helps you cheat death
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Think an Ethnic Restaurant Caused Your Food Poisoning? You Might Be a Little Racist.

Think an Ethnic Restaurant Caused Your Food Poisoning? You Might Be a Little Racist. | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Not long ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that New York City health officials had used Yelp to identify restaurants that were spreading food-borne illnesses from their kitchens. Three dishes—a house salad, a shrimp and lobster cannelloni, and “macaroni and cheese spring rolls”—had contained pathogens that made...
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Why do cleanse detox diets remain so popular?

Why do cleanse detox diets remain so popular? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Just in time for swimsuit season, another cleanse diet book has been hovering near the top of the best-seller list; this one, called the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse promises in its subhead to help you “lose up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days!” No wonder it’s selling better than the Green Smoothie Bible, the Detox Diet, or the 3 Day Juice Cleanse, all published within the past six months. But do any of them really work?

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Grilled Cheese for Grownups

Grilled Cheese for Grownups | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
With leftover vegetables, cheese and bread, you can make an easy yet nutritious dinner thanks to the toaster oven.
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Six parts of food we shouldn't scrap - and the hidden health benefits

Six parts of food we shouldn't scrap - and the hidden health benefits | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
“Don’t waste the best bit” is a phrase we all recognise from childhood. But are you aware that the parts of fruit and veg which we often discard may actually contain huge health benefits?

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How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald's and Hershey's?
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Want to Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified?

Want to Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

In more than 30 years in politics, Bobby Starr had never seen anything like it. The Vermont state senator, a Democrat, represents a remote, rural district on the Canadian border...

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You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Restaurant goers who pay more at restaurant buffets think the food is tastier than the same food offered at a lower cost
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Are You Eating Irradiated Seafood?

Are You Eating Irradiated Seafood? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Disgusting conditions in overseas seafood farms prompt a new seafood irradiation rule, a food safety watchdog group says.
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Everyone's a Health Nut on Monday

Everyone's a Health Nut on Monday | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
New research shows that people are more health-conscious at the start of each new week, so health advocates are encouraging everyone to harness the psychological power of Mondays.
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How a child's food preferences begin in the womb

How a child's food preferences begin in the womb | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Tests have shown that what a woman eats during her pregnancy is easily detectable in her amniotic fluid, and the foetus develops a taste for familiar flavours
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Sandy Spencer's curator insight, April 9, 2014 7:56 PM

Very interesting! Influence your children while they're young....Verry Young-- Eat those fruits and veggies Mom!

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Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong

Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Joanna Blythman: Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?
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Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
As more Americans just say no to gluten, critics call the diet a fad.
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Quality of marriage linked to heart health

Quality of marriage linked to heart health | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
In a cross-sectional study of affairs of the heart — in both biological and sentimental terms — researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have linked cardiovascular health to marriage.
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The real reason the French don’t get fat

The real reason the French don’t get fat | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
It’s not the red wine, but their culture of taste and enjoyment. North American fare is so bland that we gobble more to achieve satisfaction
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Support lifts terminally ill mum's spirits - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Support lifts terminally ill mum's spirits - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Women all over the world are raising money for terminally ill Hastings mum Kirsty Porcer - one sip of tea and slice of cake at a time. - New Zealand Herald
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Can going vegetarian save you from Bali belly? - Sydney Morning Herald

Can going vegetarian save you from Bali belly? - Sydney Morning Herald | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

There are many moments when travellers might say: I wish I were vegetarian...

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Bummer: Red Wine, Chocolate Not Good For Your Heart : DNews

Bummer: Red Wine, Chocolate Not Good For Your Heart : DNews | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A new study found no link between the antioxidant resveratrol in red wine, chocolate and grapes with longevity or the incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammation. Continue reading →
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Processed cheeses, cured meats kick-start production of harmful hormone: study

Processed cheeses, cured meats kick-start production of harmful hormone: study | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
After sodium and fat content, a new study suggests adding phosphates to the list of unhealthy ingredients to look out for on nutritional labels, after making a connection between high blood pressure, heart disease and phosphate consumption.
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Colorado eyes rules for marijuana edibles

Colorado eyes rules for marijuana edibles | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Colorado’s marijuana experiment is threatened by the popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.
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Yet another breast cancer drug has been blocked: What's really going on here? - Telegraph

Yet another breast cancer drug has been blocked: What's really going on here? - Telegraph | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The latest breast cancer wonder drug to be turned down by the NHS for being too expensive follows a spate of similar rejections. Radhaki Sanghani asks what can be done about the flawed system of pharma companies producing drugs that are just too costly to justify
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Demi Lovato Lambastes Lady Gaga for 'Glamorizing' Eating Disorders

Demi Lovato Lambastes Lady Gaga for 'Glamorizing' Eating Disorders | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Singer criticizes Gaga's vomit-filled SXSW performance
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With more patrons with food allergies, restaurants cater to every need - The Boston Globe

With more patrons with food allergies, restaurants cater to every need - The Boston Globe | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

According to Ming Tsai, asking restaurants to comply with food allergy awareness guidelines is good customer service—and it also makes business sense...

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5 essential items in a vegetarian diet - The Times of India

5 essential items in a vegetarian diet - The Times of India | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Here are five essential food ingredients that a vegetarian must have
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Morgan Rees's curator insight, April 19, 2014 7:02 PM

There is lots of hard work involved in being a vegetarian, you need to  make sure you are getting all the nutrition you need from all the different food groups.