FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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Got Fiber? Doing Your Grandchildren a Favor?

What you eat in your lifetime may affect the microbiome of your grandchildren!! All the more reason to eat real food, mainly plants.

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Is Soy Safe? Or Not?

Soy foods have been the subject of such controversey in the past decades, it is almost impossible to sort out the sense from the nonsense. The latest article I could find explains the confusion. The article is a long read, but well worth it if you are a tofu, soy, edamame lover  or eat any type of vegan diet and rely on soy foods for your protein source.

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Cinnamon and Health?

Cinnamon, a common spice for centuries is claimed to have health benefits. The following article gives us some clarifications on just what that may mean and explores the current research.

Bottom Line: Stay away from cinnamon supplements due to dosage and purity problems as found in most supplements, by the way. When not regulated, they can cause liver damage, for example.  The health claims of cinnamon are many, but more research is needed. In the mean time, enjoy its spice qualities.

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Chocolate for Breakfast?

If you read between the lines, you can easily see that there is a lot more to eating breakfast or any other meal than just the kind of foods we eat. It appears that some cultures have gotten it right,  e.g. it may be how we eat.  This often is exemplified in the French culture along with their low obesity and heart disease rates. It’s not just the chocolate sprinkles.

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