Monthly August, 2009

Are Snack Foods Secretly Healthy?

Studies presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society extolled the newly found virtues of popcorn and other whole grain crackers and snacks, because they have “surprisingly large” amounts of antioxidants known as polyphenols. “We found that, in fact, whole grain products have comparable antioxidants per gram to fruits and vegetables,” said lead researcher

The Four Legged Table of Health

It gets redundant sometimes, writing and talking about health. And yet, we all seem to need to be reminded, and have things put just a little differently before they hit home. That’s basically the way it is with the study released in the Aug. 10/24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers looked

My Life in the Corn

Corn is big business. Thanks to Michael Pollan and films like King Corn and Food Inc, public awareness about the politics and pervasiveness of corn is growing. Current government subsidies are at 4 billion a year, basically paying farmers to keep corn cheap. Cheap corn has given us a 1000% increase in the amount of