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Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...h promoting benefits offered by long-chain omega-3 oils found in oily fish. The Soil Association is now pressing the Food Standards Agency to review its guidance on the merits of organic as opposed to conventional fruit and vegetables. Peter Melchett, its policy director, said that there was now a rapi...

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

... April 1, 2008, to switch to trans-fat-free frying oils and shortenings and until February 1, 2009, to remove artificial trans fat from other products. "This legislation is being driven by an obesity epidemic," board Chairwoman Julia L. Patterson said. "This is a very important element in helping to end...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...d by environmentalist Vandana Shiva source organic oils and lentils from small farmers. And one of the country's best known brands, FabIndia, which began four decades ago selling clothes that drew on craft traditions, has branched into organic spices, teas and granola....

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

...taurants, the transition towards healthier cooking oils seems to have gone smoothly, although some have di... of fast-food restaurants are already using frying oils that do not contain artery-clogging trans fats. "This confirms that the switch is feasible," said ...

Thin People may Be Internally Fat

...g ingredients such as overdose of sugar, vegetable oils and refined flour that increase internal fat. Researchers believe that thin people, who maintain their weight through diet restrictions rather than physical exercise, probably have major deposits of internal fat.. The good news is that internal fat...

Vaporisers Make Marijuana Safe for Medicinal Use Compared to Smoking

... like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are released from oils on the surface of the leaf. Actual combustion does not take place during the process. Several previous studies have shown that such devices do not produce harmful toxins released through smoking cannabis that include carbon monoxide, benzene and a ...

Campaign Against Trans Fat Gaining Fruit in US

...t is made when hydrogen is added to liquid cooking oils to harden them for baking or a longer shelf-life. ...iabetes and other ailments. Commercial vegetable oils used by restaurants for cooking, frying, and baking often contain trans fat, as do many margarines, ...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

...imum. This makes the body more receptive to herbal oils and other ayurveda medicines. Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but also the individual as a whole. It is considered a natural way to refresh oneself by eliminating all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain ...

FAO Says Biofuels Threatening Food Security

...ted that prices of secondary cereals and vegetable oils used to produce biofuels have gone up while meat and milk product rose by 46 percent last November because of increased fodder prices. The 2007 world cereal production is expected to exceed two billion tonnes, six percent more than 2006, but will b...

Students of Texas A&M University Going Trans-Fat Free

...is understandably excited about these changes:'The oils have improved the quality of our food, and provide... being all-natural, the company's line of culinary oils is not hydrogenated- the process that creates harmful trans fats-which have been shown to play a key...

Higher Trans Fat Levels in Blood Associated With Elevated Risk of Heart Disease

..., found mainly in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and widely used by the food industry//, has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). New York and Philadelphia have passed measures eliminating its use in restaurants, and other cities are considering similar bans. A new stu...

Australian Food Industry Plans to Phase Out Trans Fats

...nels. Trans-fats, made by dissolving hydrogen in oils to make them solidify, are widely used because they extend shelf life and improve texture. However, they are thought to be even more damaging to health than saturated fats, because as well as raising levels of the dangerous LDL (low-density lipopr...

Fish Intake Linked to Higher IQ in Offspring

...n or transgenic plant sources. Most extracted fish oils are molecularly distilled and steam deodorised to remove contaminants. According to Frost and Sullivan, the European omega-3 market was worth around €160m (£108m) in 2004, and is expected to grow at rates of 8 per cent on average to 2010. Source-B...

Pregnant Women Must Eat Fish-experts Warn

...en's cognitive test scores. Myers feels that the oils in fish may protect against mercury's toxicity, and hence, plans further research to test this notion. ANN...

Oleic-acid-rich Sunflowers Give Trans-fat Alternative - Study

...l in Europe, and particularly the UK. "Vegetable oils undergo extensive oxidative deterioration during s... "The oxidative and thermal stabilities of edible oils appear to be related to linoleic and linolenic contents, decreased linoleic and linolenic contents r...

Trans-fat Foods to Vacate Room from the World’s Leading Hotelier

...ince phased out trans-fats; partially hydrogenated oils that are known to clog arteries, from its cookies, breads, salad dressings, pasta and burgers. Following in Marriott International’s footsteps is the Omni chain of hotels. Other companies joining the campaign against trans-fat are Burger King, M...

Breast Growth in Boys and Herb Based Products-probable Link, Say Scientists

... other tests were carried out to see whether those oils mimicked the effects of the female hormone estroge...owth of breast tissue. The tests showed that the oils affected both the male and female hormones. Says Kenneth Korach, chief of laboratory reproductive ...

Consuming Unhealthy Fats Increases Infertility Risk

... artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. It is also found in foods like french fries, fried chicken, doughnuts, cookies and pastries. Obtaining just two percent of total calories from trans fats instead of healthier monounsaturated fats was assoc...

Trans Fat Ban: Watch Saturated Fats and Calories Too

...eat are formed during the partial hydrogenation of oils used in fried foods and commercial baked goods. Partially hydrogenated oils provide processed foods with longer shelf lives and therefore greater economic profitability. “But...

Healthy Potato Chips: A Trans Fat Oil With Health Benefits

... studies may include development of high-CLA salad oils and dressings.” Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg, assoc...ially produced when hydrogen is added to vegetable oils — producing hydrogenated oils — to extend shelf life and make solid shortenings. Such trans fats i...

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