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How to avoid inadvertently poisoning your food when making home-cooked meals

7/18/2015 - When it comes to cooking at home, most health-conscious folks would probably say that their aim is to prepare wholesome, savory meals in the cleanest way possible for their families. However, unless these foods are cooked properly at the right temperatures and for the appropriate lengths of time, they...

What are the healthiest cooking oils?

5/31/2015 - The average consumer today is spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking oils. Most stores (including health food stores) in the West tend to be packed with oils of various colors, tastes and origins, and it can be difficult to distinguish the healthy ones from the unhealthy ones. The most important...

New hemp plants bred to have increased oleic acid for enhanced cooking properties

2/25/2014 - Scientists have found a way to make hemp produce 70 percent more oleic acid, making the crop more viable as a source for cooking oil and other industrial purposes. Scientists breed hemp to increase its monounsaturated oleic acid contentThe scientists, from the University of York, used fast-track...

Studies show that cooking causes lung cancer

2/17/2014 - It is common knowledge today that smoking causes lung cancer, however there are many cases of lung cancer diagnosed in people who have never smoked in their lives. So if they've never smoked, what caused their lung cancer we might ask. Studies indicate that it could be as simple as the way they cook...

New hemp oil could be a powerful cooking alternative

2/14/2014 - A recently developed hemp plant may prove to provide the ideal cooking oil; watch out, olive oil. The University of York reported that they have developed a hemp plant that contains a significantly higher quantity of oleic acid. The new hemp oil not only offers a longer shelf life and a higher heat...

10 Percent of China's cooking oil could be 'gutter oil'

11/27/2013 - According to a short documentary produced by Radio Free Asia entitled "The Making of 'Gutter Oil,'" the use of so-called "gutter oil" - illegal oil made from processed sewage and other waste matter - is rampant among China's food establishments. In fact, the narrator admits that an estimated 10 percent...

FDA: Many common cooking spices may contain bug parts, rodent hairs

11/12/2013 - Hiding inside your pepper grinder and cumin shaker could be things like rodent hairs, bug parts and even salmonella, claims a new report recently put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entitled "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," the report alleges that up to 12 percent of all U.S. spice...

Cooking blueberries decreases their polyphenol content

11/5/2013 3:53:51 PM - Polyphenols, the plant compounds that exhibit various cell-protective, antioxidant properties, can be found throughout nature, including in foods such as honey, broccoli and blueberries, to name a few. Polyphenols comprise over 4,000 distinct species and can have a positive impact on cell-to-cell...

The chemistry of healthy cooking oils

9/12/2013 - The use of plant oils rather than lard, butter and other animal-based fats universally eliminates the saturated fat that we would otherwise consume. The way that the human body processes saturated fats ends up forcing the body to build its own low-density cholesterol, so avoiding these types of fats...

Why cooking with a microwave destroys cancer-fighting nutrients in food and promotes nutritional deficiencies

3/8/2013 - Microwaves absolutely decimate the nutritional value of your food, destroying the very vitamins and phytonutrients that prevent disease and support good health. Previous studies have shown that as much as 98% of the cancer-fighting nutrients in broccoli, for example, are destroyed by microwaving. To...

How to use the healthiest cooking methods to improve your wellness

2/21/2013 7:25:04 PM - Choosing better foods to eat is only half the battle when you're goal is to improve your overall wellness. The road to a better diet is also paved with better preparation methods, not just better foods. "While most people know to ditch the fryer when cooking up healthy meals many don't think about...

Preppers stay well-fed and warm after disasters with survival cooking on a DIY home-built rocket stove

11/8/2012 11:40:50 AM - After a disaster when power is out, the two most important things people yearn for are heat and food. A rocket stove is a useful survival tool because it produces a very hot flame and needs very little fuel. These stoves are highly efficient?woodstoves, which can also burn coal or other biofuels. They...

Edible schoolyards and healthy cooking lessons - Growing fresh solutions for childhood obesity

9/19/2012 - Purple carrots, raspberry bushes and a bounty of schoolyard-grown vegetables are sprouting up around the nation. Edible schoolyards are teaching children about sustainability, nutrition and the fun of growing, cooking and eating their own food. As more of these gardens germinate from an idea to a full...

Cooking oils 101 - Choosing the best oils for your health

8/18/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, not all fat is bad for your health. Many fats, in fact, actually promote healthy weight maintenance and a well-functioning cardiovascular and nervous system, among many other benefits. But with so much misinformation out there about the nature of fats and oils, it can be...

Solar cooking 101: Harnessing the sun for health, wealth, and a clean environment

7/14/2012 - Cooking with the sun is not only eco-friendly, it also contributes to better tasting, more nutritious food. Preparing food in this way encourages energy independence for both developing countries and industrialized nations alike. In areas of the world where disease is on the rise and fuel is in short...

With grocery prices rising faster than restaurant prices, here's how cooking at home is always a bargain

3/26/2012 7:44:25 AM - In an age where the prevailing economic system often requires both parents working full time just to make ends meet, it's no wonder so many families eat out. The Fiscal Times reports that consumers now spend almost 4.5% of their total income on dining out, and now there's even more motivation. With...

Eight reasons to try a pressure cooker

4/24/2011 - Pressure cooking is a fast, cost-effective, and healthy way to cook a variety of foods, including dried beans, brown rice and other whole grains, soups, and meats. If you have not yet discovered the benefits of using a pressure cooker, here are 8 reasons to buy and use one. 1. Pressure cooking saves...

Why and how microwave cooking causes cancer

12/8/2010 - The fact that modern mainstream medicine can`t fathom a connection with microwaved foods to cancer is simple: Orthodox medicine thinks nutrition and diet have nothing to do with disease. It`s focused on germs and genes. Their intervention is based on man made drugs or surgical procedures. Check out...

Practice energy efficient cooking and baking

12/1/2010 - Cooking in winter often calls for dishes to be slow cooked for hours in the oven. Reduce consumption of electricity or gas by using household appliances more effectively and creatively. Many people think nothing of roasting a head of garlic or a few vegetables in the oven for an hour or more or keeping...

Simple Way to Prevent Cancer: Turn Down the Heat

9/1/2010 - Many love fried, baked, and barbecued foods. But there may be a less tasty side to these culinary delights: high temperature cooking methods may produce large amounts of cancer-producing compounds, aka carcinogens. A Swedish report found that when starchy foods such as flour and potatoes are baked...

Don't Chop Your Carrots Until After Cooking (Or Better Yet, Just Eat Them Raw)

11/12/2009 - Carrots may contain 25 percent more cancer-fighting power when they are cooked whole and then chopped, rather than being chopped up before cooking, according to a study conducted by researchers from Newcastle University. Carrots are known to contain a number of important nutrients, including fiber,...

Cherie Soria Part I: From Cooking Contest to Raw Food Lifestyle

9/1/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Cherie Soria shares on going from winning a cooking contest to embracing a raw food lifestyle. Rawkathon with Cherie Soria . Cherie Soria teaches raw food "cooking" classes...

Dr. Doug Graham Part I: The Reason Why People Started Cooking Food

5/27/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares on his journey to a raw food vegan lifestyle and some surprising insights into why people ever started cooking food. Rawkathon with Dr. Doug Graham....

Cooking Broccoli Destroys 90+ Percent of Anti-Cancer Compound Sulforaphane

3/20/2009 - Levels of the beneficial, cancer-fighting compound sulforaphane in broccoli are reduced by 90 percent when the vegetable is cooked, according to a study conducted by researchers from TNO Quality of Life in the Netherlands, and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "Consumption...

The Dumbest Fundraising Event Ever? American Cancer Society Joins BBQ Meat "Cook Off" to Raise Money for Cancer Research

3/8/2009 - Texans living in Navarro County are about to win a collective award for being the dumbest people in the world when it comes to diet and nutrition: They are hosting a BBQ meat cook-off to raise money for -- get this -- cancer research! Somebody should stop by the festivities and tell these people something...

Freshness First: Volatile Oils in Your Food

10/21/2008 - You know the great scent that fills the air when you peel a fresh orange? How about the whoosh! that fills the air when you open a can of pressurized coffee? The odors are more than appetizing, they're mind boggling. Those scents represent the volatile oil content of their plant source. Volatile oils...

Raw Broccoli, Cabbage Slash Bladder Cancer Risk by 40 Percent; Cooking Destroys Benefits

7/18/2008 - Eating as little as three small servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per month, such as broccoli and cabbage, has been found to decrease the risk of developing bladder cancer by an astonishing 40 percent. This was discovered by researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The study...

Why a Microwave Oven Is Bad for Your Health

9/6/2007 - First, let me state that I don't walk around with aluminum foil wrapped around my head in an effort to shield my thoughts from the aliens. And I'm not trying to spread fear or perpetuate a hoax. What I want to do here is present scientific facts explaining exactly why cooking in the microwave is worse...

Consumer fraud alert: Swiss Diamond non-stick cookware made with same chemical as Teflon

11/13/2006 - In the wake of health warnings about Teflon and non-stick cookware, health-conscious consumers are increasingly seeking safer, alternative cookware products that offer non-stick cooking without the worries of Teflon. As part of an investigative story for NaturalNews, I searched the web for Teflon alternatives...

KFC joins Wendy's in switching to trans-fat-free cooking oil

10/30/2006 - KFC, a unit of Yum Brands Inc., announced today that it plans to switch all its U.S. fried chicken restaurants to trans-fat-free cooking oils by April 2007. KFC, which recently came under fire for the high trans fat content of its fried chicken products, joins hamburger giant Wendy's in removing...

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