Archive | August, 2010

How Does Salmonella Get Inside Eggs?

19 Aug

Although the average egg looks innocent enough, it can harbor dangerous foodborne bacteria called Salmonella. It’s these bacteria that led to the ongoing nationwide recall of Wright Country Eggs. But how do the bacteria get in there? Continue reading

Eating well-done meat doubles your risk of developing bladder cancer

14 Aug

You may want to think twice about cooking that meat well-done, according to a new study out of the University of Texas. Researchers there have found that charring meat by frying, barbecuing or otherwise heavily cooking it can lead to the formation of cancer-causing chemicals in the meat. Continue reading

Doctor urges fast food restaurants to hand out pharma drugs like ketchup packets (opinion)

14 Aug

It sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but it isn’t: A doctor from Imperial College London whose study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology has proclaimed that people who eat burgers and milkshakes at fast food restaurants should be given free statin drugs (like ketchup packets) to counteract the cholesterol effects of eating burgers. Continue reading

Clif Bar Company

11 Aug

Clif Bar Builder Protein Bar is my favorite!!!

Kashi Cereals

11 Aug

Kashi specializes in “natural foods” including breakfast cereals; energy bars; crackers; frozen entrées including pizza and breakfast foods; as well as snack foods. The company advertises their products as containing a blend of seven whole grains and sesame and emphasizes high protein and fiber content. Continue reading

Bob’s Red Mill

11 Aug

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole grain products, from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains, Bob’s Red Mill has “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.” Continue reading

Vitaminwater revealed as non-healthy beverage by Coca-Cola’s own lawyers (opinion)

11 Aug

Do you ever wonder things like “Who is actually gullible enough to think that Vitaminwater is healthy?” Although that question may seem demeaning or even arrogant, it turns out that the Coca-Cola company (which owns the Vitaminwater brand) is essentially asking that exact question. Continue reading

British government urges individuals to take personal responsibility for health

11 Aug

Public health epidemics like obesity and diabetes have led some governments to impose new restrictions on people’s food and lifestyle habits. But according to a recent Guardian article, the new U.K. government is now calling more on individuals, rather than the state, to start taking responsibility for health and wellness. Continue reading

Drowning in soda: America’s health problems made far worse by massive soda consumption

11 Aug

The booming popularity of sugary soft drinks has led to 6,000 more deaths, 14,000 more cases of heart disease and 130,000 new cases of diabetes in the past 10 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and presented at the annual Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention conference of the American Heart Association. Continue reading

Amy’s kitchen

11 Aug

We didn’t set out to become the nation’s leading natural frozen food brand. All we wanted to do was create a business that would allow us to earn a living by providing convenient and tasty natural vegetarian meals for people like ourselves, who appreciated good food, but were often too busy to cook “from scratch.”

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