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In organic rice cereal for babies, rice cereals for breakfast, whole rice, white rice; the Consumer Reports have found new evidence that all of these types of rice products that are on the shelves in the supermarket contain arsenic and in many of these products the arsenic level is too high and worrying.
- White rice grown in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas represents the 76% of domestic rice in general and contained the highest level of arsenic and inorganic arsenic than rice from other states.
- In each brand of rice that we evaluated, the average of arsenic and inorganic arsenic was higher in whole rice than white rice.
- People who ate rice had arsenic levels 44% higher than those who didn’t, according to analysis of federal health data. Some ethnics groups were seriously affected, including Mexicans, Hispanics and another categories that included Asians.
- It is feasible to reduce arsenic in food. We examined the efforts of two food companies that are trying to control the problem and found out about the methods that are being used to try to reduce arsenic in their products.
Conclusion: whole rice, whole rice, whole rice!
Grains that we can eat instead of rice:
Barley, Rye, Oat, Chickpea, Peas.
It’s monday! Happy start of the week for everyone, I always try stay healthy by eating well, this is how we can avoid later complications with our body. On my blog I love to give you ideas and alternatives for your food, here is something very interesting that can help us substitute some not so healthy, for others that have either less quantity or better quality.
Cancer is a disease that can strike anyone, there are certain factors that can make us more vulnerable to develop it in our body, Here are 7 foods that are known carcinogens
Cancerous cells feed on:
Sugar is a cancer-feeder. by eliminating the sugar it cuts off one important food supply for cancer. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be honey, but a small amount. Table salt contains chemicals that make it white. A better alternative is sea salt.
Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells begin to die of hunger.
Cancer cells thrive in acidic environments. A meat-based diet is high in acid, it is best to eat fish and some chicken to eat beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially in people with cancer.
A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. The remaining 20% can be from cooked food including beans. The fresh vegetable juice (carrot juice obtained with a pump, strengthens the immune system) provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.
Avoid coffee, tea and chocolate, which have high caffeine. The green tee (green tea) is an excellent alternative and has properties that fight against cancer. Purified water or outlet filter, the tap water contains high levels of toxic metal. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
The protein in meat is difficult to digest and requires many digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
The walls of the cancer cells are covered with tough protein. Eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body to produce cells that kill cancer cells. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Essiac, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs, etc..).
Be careful of what you eat and avoid major complications.
I always thought that food have a direct relationship with the mood. That’s why when I’m moody, sad or happy, I’m also thinking about what I’ve eaten in the last five hours, and believe it or not, it has to do directly with moods.
Also, if I’m in a bad mood, there are foods that can be added to our diet and help us change.
In case you are stressed out, it is best to combine eating complex carbohydrates (you can get macaroni, spaghetti, bread, rice, pulses and potatoes) with B vitamins (green vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains), vitamin C (orange, grapefruit) and zinc, found in liver, red meat, egg yolk, dairy products and seafood.
This diet, as always, will help prevent infections caused by the weakening of the immune system (one that protects us from attack by bacteria and viruses), reduce fatigue and provide a sedative effect to keep you calm and relaxed.
If you are going through a period of melancholy and nostalgia, it is advisable to consume dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt), lean meat (fatless), eggs, poultry, seafood, organ meats, peas, fruits such as melon and orange and as fresh vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, cabbage and lentils, cereals, pasta, potatoes, rice, bread and sweets such as chocolate and honey.
On the other hand, if you are in a anxious, it is best to eat fresh fruit, especially oranges and lemons. It also suggests eating vitamin B complex, found in meat, eggs, cheese, nuts and green leafy vegetables like spinach and chard, sweet milk drinks as well, all this to reduce the effect of the lack of vitamin C and vitamin B6 (similar to the stress).
Take a glass of milk and sugar helps because it contains tryptophan and simple carbohydrates, which calm the mind and offer truly effective sleep.
If you feel lack of energy, will be beneficial to add to your diet red meat, liver, sardines, shellfish, peanuts, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach and pasta, bread, chicken, fish, dairy and eggs, foods that will increase your energy and zinc, iron, which helps prevent anemia and carbohydrates to increase their sense of wellbeing.
However, be careful not to eat refined carbohydrates, found in cookies, candies and cakes, because instead of providing energy cause fatigue.
If you are a person with significant changes in the mood, meaning that at times feels very well and suddenly really bad, you may require foods containing complex carbohydrates such as legumes (beans and lentils), whole grains and fruits, and B vitamins (potatoes, fresh fruits, whole grains, eggs, lean meat)
1. Olives are prohibited in diets to lose weight.
No, Contrary to what is thought olives can be used as equivalent. For example, instead ofthe salad in a teaspoon of oil (equivalent to 10 grams and 100 calories) can eat 18olives. Even for those who want to limit salt intake, there are low-sodium olives.
2. Eating carrots improves vision.
Yes, Carrot, along with leafy greens, squash and peaches are rich in vitamin A. And today it is known that vitamin A deficiency produces less light vision (nyctalopia).
3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Yes, because it lowers blood cholesterol levels and provides potassium, vitamins C andE. It also increases the body’s defenses.
4. You have to drink at least 2 liters of water per day.
Yes, it is fundamental. When the proportion of water in the body improves the functioningof the kidneys and increases the capacity of detoxification and defense.
5. Pepper is better than salt.
While it doesn’t increase blood pressure, because of its high irritant property is not recommended for people with gastric, hemorrhoidal or when you have diverticula in the intestines.
6. Tea and mate are digestive.
It has not been demonstrated. Yes, there are some herbal teas (infusions) that aid in digestion.
7. Taking vitamin C at night can cause insomnia.
False. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, promotes wound healing and is useful in the treatment of respiratory infections. It does not present any side effects associated with insomnia.
8. Bananas makes you fat.
Is relative: a small banana (100 grams) has the same calories as an apple of 150 grams.
9. Coffee keeps you awake at night.
Yes, because it has caffeine, a substance that is stimulating alkaloid. A good solution to avoid sleepless nights is to drink decaffeinated coffee that only supplies 3 mg of caffeine per cup against 75 to 150 mg per cup of regular coffee.
10. After lunch we have to wait two hours before entering the water.
Depends on what you have eaten. If you ate a sandwich or fruit nothing is not going to happen, but if it was a succulent roast with salad and dessert, the digestive process is altered. May result from simple indigestion to a major upheaval with loss of consciousness.