Here are this week’s top nutrition in the news headlines, to keep you informed!
Keep up the good work Chipotle!
It pays to give the people what they want. For anyone that hasn’t heard, Chipotle has gone GMO-free. No more #GMO corn used in their tortillas or chips, no more soybean oil, only pasture-raised beef. With a dedication to good quality food, its no wonder Chipotle is one of the fastest growing companies in America, doubling the number of restaurants in the past five years. Finally we have fast food that we can feel good about bringing home to our family. Read more here.
Is it time for more muscle on cosmetics?
We’ve all been watching the foods that we put in our mouth, we’ve said no to artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, genetically modified (GMO) fruits and vegetables, we only buy organic eggs and meats, but how often do we think about what we put on our bodies? The products that we use daily, our body lotions, face creams, make-up all contain chemicals, chemicals that could harm us. Recently a bill has been introduced that would force cosmetic manufacturers to report any ‘serious’ reactions to their products. If you’ve never thought about what’s in your deodorant, shampoo, or the make-up that you put on your face you may want to read this article. Read more here.
Why are cities still using glyphosate?
When it comes to determining if a product is safe to use, whom would you believe the producer of the product that is making approximately $16 billion a year on that product, or medical professionals, researchers, scientists, and organizations such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that have found that product to be “probably carcinogenic to humans”? We definitely known which side we’d pick. Even as environmental groups, organizations for the protection of honeybees, butterflies and birds, and individuals around the world are fighting to ban glyphosate, an active ingredient in the potentially deadly herbicide Roundup, Monsanto is still maintaining that glyphosate is safe. How does glyphosate affect us personally? There seems to be no way to escape it, glyphosate is used on or around most of the world’s crops, on our lawns and shrubs, and in our cities and town’s public spaces and parks. What can we do to protect ourselves from #glyphosate? Always buy#organic meats, vegetables, and fruits, stop using herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that contain glyphosate, and join with your local organizations that are working to have products that contain glyphosate banned from your cities’ parks. Read more here.
Is your diet soda so important to you that it’s worth dying for?
In a recent study consisting of 60,000 women conducted over a 10 year period, The University of Iowa found that women who consume two or more diet sodas a day have a 30 percent higher risk for developing a cardiovascular event (heart attack or stroke) than women who never or seldom consume diet soda. In addition, as we stated in Rich Food, Poor Food, people who drink diet soda also have larger waist circumference, higher blood pressure, and an increased risk of diabetes than those who don’t drink diet soda. May be it’s time to decide what’s really more important to you, your diet soda or your health. Read more here.