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Are you into heavy metal? Buy Chinese food.

7 Jul

Heavy metal pollution makes no distinction between how crops are grown. Irrespective of whether farming practices are organic or conventional practices are used, if the likes of cadmium, arsenic, lead, nickel and mercury are in the soil, water or air they can contaminate food and poison the people who consume it. With enough exposure, heavy metals can build up in the body, causing chronic problems in the skin, intestine, nervous system, kidneys, liver, and brain. Some heavy metals occur naturally in soil, but rarely at toxic levels, while human activities like mining, manufacturing and the use of synthetic materials like paint, and even some agricultural chemicals, can release heavy metals into the air and water, and from there they find their way to the soil. And once in the soil, heavy metals are virtually impossible to remove.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/food-commonly-imported-china-apple-juice-and-rice-poses-stunning-health-risk?akid=11992.35630.eEPtN2&rd=1&src=newsletter1009682&t=5

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Antioxidants protect against cell damage

6 Nov

Two powerful antioxidants that occur naturally in legumes and bran may protect against cellular damage caused by radiation, new research suggests.Inositol, found in rice, wheat, rye and soybean seeds and IP6, found in wheat bran, whole grains and legumes, offered protection against the sun’s ultraviolet B radiation in tests on mice that had been genetically engineered to be predisposed to skin cancer. 

Simply delicious – good for you too

5 Sep

Parmesan and Rice Pilaf

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon oil, olive
  • 1/2 cup(s) pasta, vermicelli, finely broken, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoon onion(s), diced
  • 1 cup(s) rice, long grain, white, uncooked
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) broth, chicken, hot
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) water, hot
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, white, ground
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon cheese, grated Parmesan

Preparation

1. In large skillet, heat oil. Sauté vermicelli and onion until golden brown (about two to four minutes) over medium-high heat. Drain off oil.

2. Add rice, stock, water, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with fork. Cover and let stand for five to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

3. Sprinkle with cheese, serve immediately

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