A little while ago, we covered the teas that are not safe/recommended during pregnancy. We got a number of great questions and reader feedback about it and decided to cover foods that pregnant women should also avoid.
A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3’s affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3’s provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury — and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we’re at it. What a bargain!
Choosing seafood wisely can reduce environmental impact and keep you in good health. Here are some tips from the Smart Seafood Guide 2011: Avoid the dirty dozen – the twelve [ … ]
A recent study from Consumer Reports found measurable amounts of mercury in the canned tuna that it tested. While “measurable amounts” is not the same as “dangerous amounts,” with toxins [ … ]
If you look at the ingredients of the food you buy, you’ve probably seen high-fructose corn syrup on the list more times than you can count. Following up on a [ … ]
Apples are not only delicious and an easy snack, but also very healthy in numerous ways. What are the main benefits of eating apples? What are some great apple recipes? [ … ]
There has been a lot of talk lately about how many servings of fish is too much and which fish are the best to eat. With concerns like mercury poisoning, [ … ]
There has been a lot of criticism heaved onto China, rightly so, over the use of melamine in foods. Perhaps we should save more of that outrage for closer to [ … ]