Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Red and Processed Meats May 30, 2009

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Red and processed meats:

Be careful of the amount of red meats you consume, especially if they look a little too red. As reported by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, there is convincing evidence linking consumption of red and processed meat to elevated cancer risk. Every 48 grams of these processed products consumed per day bumps up the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.

Some researchers suggest the connection may be due to nitrites, which are added to many luncheon meats, hams and hot dogs to maintain color and to prevent contamination with bacteria. Also, the production of processed meats involves smoke and/or salt, both of which increase the products’ exposure to potential cancer-causing agents.

(curtisity of Henry’s Market)

 

Water It Down May 28, 2009

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Curtisity of Women’s Health Magazine

 

Food, Inc. May 27, 2009

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Food, Inc.

This looks like an excellent movie to go and see when it come out! I am going to see it for sure!!

Look to see where and when it is playing near you. Click here.

 

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of those foods where you can have it everyday, yet it can be different because there are so many oatmealoptions in what to add to it. Oatmeal is a very healthy breakfast.

Here are a few facts about oatmeal and why you should include it in your weekly breakfast:

  • Lowers Cholesterol Levels
  • Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Prevents Heart Failure
  • Significant Cardiovascular Benefits for Postmenopausal Women
  • Enhances Immune Response to Infection
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar
  • Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk
  • Antioxidant Benefits
  • Fiber from Whole Grains and Fruit Protective against Breast Cancer

To read more click here.

Oatmeal is also an excellent source of vitamin B complex. Vitamin B is essential for normal functioning of nervous system.

Oatmeal also contains important nutrient like vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium and thiamine , which helps in growth of bone, teeth and muscle.

Vitamin E prevents blood clotting and act as antioxidant. This vitamin removes harmful free radicals from body that damages cells of body. These free radicals are responsible for aging.

Oatmeal also contains important micro nutrient zinc. Zinc is essential constituent of many enzymes and is required for metabolism and stabilization of nucleic acid. Zinc also associated with healing of wound, growth, reproduction and glucose tolerance of human body.

You are better off avoiding the prepackaged flavored oatmeal as it is full of sugars that suppress the health benefits that oatmeal has to offer. Instead add your own “flavor” to your oatmeal like fruit, honey, nuts, raisins, real maple syrup, agave necter or cinnamon. Lastly, to save a few dollars buy it in bulk at Henry’s, WholeFoods, People’s or where ever they many have the bulk bins.

 

Honey Rootbeer May 26, 2009

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I found a healthy soda that actually taste GREAT! I am super excited. I rarely ever drink any soda, but when I saw Honey Rootbeer I HAD to try it!

SO what is Honey Roobeer? You might have guessed, it is rootbeer made with honey. It taste like old fashion rootbeer! I still think water should be your first choice, but when you have an itch for a soda reach for a rootbeer made with honey. Unfortunately, I cant find any information online except it is put out my Dr. Tima and they are a privately owned company based in Los Angeles, CA and I have only found this product at People’s. If I seem to locate it somewhere else I will be sure to let you all know.

As for now, if you live in San Diego you better get to People’s and pick up some Honey Rootbeer!

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Ingredients: purified sparkling water, honey,  oils of wintergreen, vanilla and sweet birch, anise, cloves, yucca plant extract and fruit juices. (all sugars are naturally occurring from honey.)

Almost too good to be true, but believe it, it is real, healthy and a great substitute for soda!

(please note: as anything you should drink it in moderation, it may be healthy alternative to soda, but too much can be unhealthy.)

 

More on Sunscreen May 24, 2009

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USDA Announces Ground Beef Recall May 23, 2009

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http://www.10news.com/health/19525921/detail.html

 

Red Meat Warning May 22, 2009

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Red Meat

Curtisity of Women’s Health Magazine

 

Blog Tags

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This has nothing to really do with nutrition, but my friend made this cool picture with all of the tags from my blog. Thought it was really cool and wanted to share… check it out:

Wordle

 

Soy (soybeans, soymilk, tofu…) May 21, 2009

Below is an interesting article on soy. It is very long, but worth the read!

http://www.cornucopia.org/soysurvey/OrganicSoyReport/behindthebean_color_final.pdf

Here are some key points:

“Organic foods or foods labeled “made with organic ingredients” are almost always free of ingredients processed with hexane—but not always. Clif® Bars, for example, misleads consumers with the “made with organic soy and oats” label, when one of the first ingredients listed is conventional, hexane-extracted “soy protein isolate.”

“Trader Joe’s participated in the project by filling out the survey but refused to disclose sourcing information. It is unique among private-label brands for the company policy against sourcing genetically engineered ingredients (WHOLE FOODS also has a company policy against sourcing genetically engineered ingredients but did not participate in this project). “

“In January 2009, the familiar Silk soymilk cartons lost the green “USDA Organic” seal and now state “natural” where they once said “organic.” The carton’s design is the same, and many loyal Silk customers who associate the brand with organics may not be aware that they are now buying a nonorganic product.”

“On some of their nonorganic products, including Silk Live® and Silk Yo­gurt®, White Wave/Dean Foods lists “organic soymilk” and “organic soy­beans” as the first ingredient. According to a Silk spokeswoman, not all soybeans in these products are in fact organic,61 these products are made with some organic soybeans, but not enough to qualify them for “made with organic soybeans” status. To qualify for the “made with organic soybeans” status, at least 70% of the ingredients must be certified organic.”

“Scientists agree; Dr. William Helferich, who studies the effects of soy on cancer, found in one study that isolated soy ingredients stimulated the growth of tumors.”

“Hexane is used to extract oil from grains such as corn, soy, and canola. It is a cost-effective and highly efficient method for separating whole soybeans into soy oil, protein, and fiber. In conventional food processing, soybeans are immersed in what the industry calls a “hexane bath” before they are further processed into ingredients such as oil, soy protein isolate, or texturized soy protein (TVP). The soy protein ingredients in most nonorganic foods such as vegetarian burgers and nutrition bars are processed with the use of hexane.”

“Unfortunately, not all foods with “organic” on the label are guaranteed to be free of hexane-extracted soy ingredients. First, products such as Clif Bars with the label “made with organic oats and soybeans” are required by law to have 70% organic ingredients—the remaining 30%, however, can legally be hexane extracted. Second, even foods with the “certified or­ganic” label could have minor hexane-extracted in­gredients, such as soy lecithin, historically not avail­able in organic form, and DHA oil.”

“unless a soy-based vegetarian burger or meat analog product is organic, with the green USDA Organic seal on the package, it almost certainly contains hexane-extracted soy protein, such as soy protein isolate or soy protein concentrate.”

“Clif Bars appeal to organic consumers with the following statement on its web site: “And food, made right, can make the world a better place. That’s why we use organic ingredients in all our products.” What customers may not understand is that this does not mean that Clif Bars are 100% organic, or even 95% organic. Clif Bars comply with the 70% organic labeling requirement (the 70% category is the third and lowest of the USDA’s organic labels and allows for manufacturers to use the organic label if at least 70% of the product’s ingredients are organic)…”

“Since organic soy lecithin is available but more expensive, checking an ingredients label for organic soy lecithin is a great way to determine how committed a company is to organics. If a company uses organic soy lecithin, they are paying more, in return for a more truly organic product. They show their commitment to organics and their support to the companies that are pioneers in developing ingredients that are organic. Consumers should be aware of this issue so that they can support these companies in the marketplace.”

 

 

 
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