Here are this week’s top nutrition in the news headlines, to keep you informed!
Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut
Trying to cut down on your #sugar intake? Congratulation, good for you, keep up the good work. How about some Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ? What too much sugar for you? Then you may be surprised to find out that a Starbucks Grande Latte is equal in sugar to 1.7 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Not so good? Okay, well than how about 8 oz. glass of Tropicana 100% Orange Juice? Wrong choice again, the Orange Juice is equal in sugar content to 2.2 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. One last try, here’s a 20 oz. bottle of Vitamin Water this has to be good for you, buzz, wrong again. The Vitamin Water is equal in sugar content to 3.3 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Like we always say READ THE LABEL look at what you’re really getting. Take a quick peek at this article before you reach for your next so called ‘healthy’ snack. Read more here.
Suddenly We Like Organic Corn So Much We Have to Go to Romania to Get It
American farmers are increasingly finding themselves between a rock and a hard place. As more American’s are waking up to the health hazards associated with genetically modifies products (GMOs), American’s are demanding organic foods such as fresh corn, soymilk, and meats derived from organically fed sources. However in order to become a certified organic grower, farmers must meet U. S. regulations for certification, which includes not planting #GMO seeds or treating the soil with synthetic chemicals for three years. That’s three long years of no crop production, how many farmers can survive not having an income for three years? Even if by some miracle the farmers could financially handle letting their fields set empty for the three-year period and become certified it may be almost impossible for them to find the organic seeds needed for their first planting after the long wait. Help us sent the message to organic growers that we appreciate their hard work and sacrifice BUY ORGANIC! Read more here.
Sugar Is Not the Solution to All That K-Cup Waste
This short video put out by the Kill the K-Cup movement made us laugh, but we didn’t find the article funny in the least. We have not been fans of the plastic, number 7, non-recyclable K-Cup since their first appearance. Since as we shared in Rich Food, Poor Food, with regards to plastic according to the Environmental Working Group, ‘Trace BPA exposure has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system and trigger a variety of disorders, including chromosomal and reproductive system abnormalities, impaired brain and neurological functions, cancer, cardiovascular system damage, adult-onset diabetes, early puberty, obesity, and resistance to chemotherapy.’ However we also are not fans of Droops Coffee Makers new solution to eliminate the plastic K-Cup. Droops’ single serve coffeemakers will eliminate the coffee filled plastic cups replacing them with coffee in a hard sugar shell. SUGAR, as if we need more sugar related diseases. Read more here.
Just Label It
There’s a campaign underway in the United States that is really picking up steam and we felt that in case you haven’t heard about it, we wanted to share it with all of you. The Just Label It campaign is working diligently to mandate labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs). At the present time we have no way of knowing if the foods that we purchase contain #GMOs. According to justlabelit.org, 64 countries around the world currently require labeling of genetically modified foods. So what’s the United States waiting for? There have been a few states such as Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine that have passed laws that require GMO foods sold in their states be labeled. Don’t we all have the right to know? Join the fight, visit justlabelit.org to see what you can do to show your support. Read more here.
6 Strategies To Eat Your Way Out Of Spring Allergies
Allergies can make us feel miserable. Just as spring arrives and we want to throw open the windows let in some fresh air, take a peaceful evening stroll through the park, get out and ride our bikes, just enjoy spring. Allergies HIT, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing. What can we do about them without having to take all of those awful drugs? Check out this article for 6 easy, natural ways to beat those spring #allergies through a change in diet. Read more here.