To kick off Non-GMO month, here’s an infographic with some alarming facts about genetically modified food.
7 out of 10 items in grocery stores contain ingredients that have been genetically modified or chemically infested. While fruit and vegetables don't come with nutrition labels, they do come with price look-up (PLU) codes, and this little sticker will tell you exactly what you are putting in your body… whether the fruit was organically grown, genetically modified or produced with chemical fertilizers. A 4 digit code beginning with 3 or 4: produce was sprayed with weed killers and chemical pesticides A 5 digit code beginning with 8: produce was genetically engineered (the fruit's genes were manipulated to produce larger...
May marks Celiac Awareness Month! This annual celebration is supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), and is the perfect opportunity to put celiac disease in the spotlight, especially its medical connection to the gluten free diet. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Three million Americans have celiac disease, yet 95% of those who have it are undiagnosed. Celiac Awareness Month was created to help raise awareness about celiac disease and sensitivity to gluten. Treatment for celiac disease and gluten intolerance is straightforward; those...
Contrary to popular belief, eating fat does not make you fat. On the contrary eating monounsaturated fat, the GOOD fat offers huge benefits to your health. Can you guess which nut leads the pack? Regardless of the source, here are 3 reasons to start snacking: Reduces risk of heart disease Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels Burns unwanted belly fat
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