A current media blitz would have you believe that fructose, specifically high fructose corn syrup (HFCS for short) is not only “healthy in moderation” just like any caloric sweetener but is also chemically the same as table sugar to your body. Both statements are flat out wrong and misleading. Sort of like a publicists spin […]
The glycemic index is a measure of the effect a carbohydrate has on a person’s blood glucose level in a two hour period. The glycemic index score of a particular food is a number the amount of rise in blood glucose divided by the standard (glucose) and multiplied by 100. That gives us the number […]
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Salmon is healthy and we should all eat more of it, right? It has healthy fats and is very versatile in the kitchen, so what’s not to like? Where the fish comes from, the methods from which it is raised and the detriment to the environment should change your thinking on ordering that slmon tonight. […]
A quick note about the hype surrounding the swine flu pandemic. Being in Texas, we have a heightened sense of urgency about this thing. Is it warranted? Well maybe, the flu can definitely be damaging and it certainly has had some fatalities. But in the end it is really just a flu with symptoms not […]
There is actually terminology for it – CCD Colony Collapse Disorder. Something is killing the honeybees around the world. In the past, beekeepers annually lost between 5 and 10% of their colonies. In 2007 that number rose to over 13% and last year to over 35%. Everybody immediately thinks of honey when they think of […]
This is a great article that really highlights the delimmas we face and the hope there is to change the way the vast majority of people thinks about food and how our food is produced. By ANDREW MARTIN Published: March 21, 2009 ANAHEIM, Calif. AS tens of thousands of people recently strolled among booths of […]
The soil that we depend on to plant our crops and sustain life through plant growth and oxygen production is being quickly destroyed. Soil degradation may be one of the most important issues facing our world in the coming years. By the year 2030 estimates show the population exceeding 8.3 billion, that is of concern […]