One of the major causes, in my opinion, of the obesity problem in the U.S is the size of the portions we have come to accept as normal. It is always a shock to see the comparisons of serving sizes now as compared to those of 30 years ago. Serving sizes are also a consideration on the new food labels. For a visual comparison:
Anyone still eating raw sprouts of any kind? I hope not!!! In my microbiology labs, we always tested sprouts (bought at the local supermarkets) and detected E. coli. They are not recommended for pregnant woman or the elderly as well as a problem for all people. Beware!!! The bacteria (E. coli and Salmonella) can be in the seeds and cannot be washed off. Only cooking will kill the bacteria. Protect yourself by reading the following articles.
It appears that some food additives are being added to processed foods without the proper testing methods and are added under a new definition of the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) rules. Watch out for Quorn (vegans beware) and carrageenan, in particular on the ingredient lists. It makes one wonder what else is being added? Do you have a food allergy? Check out my previous post here.
Really?? This is a blatant marketing gimmick. As far as I can tell both sweeteners contain 4 calories per gram. So what’s so good about using sugar over high fructose corn syrup? Taste will tell.
WHAT A GREAT IDEA! NOW EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO EAT HEALTHIER?
Please visit this blog for a refreshing take on Vegetarianism. We should probably all lighten up and not take our food attitudes so seriously and this post is a wonderful place to begin. Enjoy!!!!!
A nice article about vegetarianism in America. It presents a very interesting timeline (love those timelines). If you are a vegan, what is your main reason?