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Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price?

Is organic food worth the price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Which foods are safer food choices?

Which foods are safer food choices?

Organic foods: Locally sourced foods that are organically grown are a healthful choice. All fruits and vegetables have to be washed thoroughly prior to consumption and all meat and poultry product should be prepared on separate surface and kept at the recommended temperatures. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

Depends. : The fruit has the same benefits of vitamins and fiber etc. but some people feel that organic fruits and vegetables have less toxic pesticides on them so you consume less. Organic farmers use pesticides that are felt to be safer. But is unclear how much pesticide humans actually consume from the food and whether those small amounts have any actual effect on you. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Some spices such as : Some spices such as tumeric and cumin do have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As long as you are able to tolerate these spices in moderation and your physician has not indicated any medical contraindication they can be incorporated into ones diet. How much a meal with these spices will significantly impact ones overall health is an individual matter and still in question. ...Read more

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What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

Vegan Diet: Vegan Diet includes Vegetable, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds. It does not include any dairy products. Good Nutrition is necessary for having Energy to function well. Grains are complex carbs that body uses for energy. Since they digest slowly, energy is lasting instead of spiked. Both are Healthy part of Diet. Cooked grains with some olive oil and spices give more flavor and taste. ...Read more

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Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Oats are a: carb and milk contains fat. If the oats are raw they may be difficult to digest. You need to make sure that your are eating enough protein to balance the carb and fat. ...Read more

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Aren't foods healthier microwaved instead of fried?

Aren't foods healthier microwaved instead of fried?

For the most part: If you fry foods at too low a temperature or put too much food in the pan it will lengthen the time it takes to cook and will cause the food to absorb more fat from the oils. Some oils are less healthy than others. Studies support the notion that fried foods increase the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Frying in a canola oil for very brief time at high temp may be less harmful. ...Read more

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What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

Start with CSA, etc.: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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Is all food at farmers market's considered organic? What makes something organic?

Is all food at farmers market's considered organic? What makes something organic?

Not automatic: Being sold at a farmer's market does not ensure produce is organic. Produce grown with only organic fertilizers and pest control would be organic, but some farmers use inorganic fertilizers and pesticides on their crops. You need to ask. "certified organic" is another level above this, and requires more testing and criteria than basic organic does. ...Read more

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What physical/psychological benefits do organic foods provide?

What physical/psychological benefits do organic foods provide?

Organic Foods: Foods that are certified as organic are free of pesticides and other chemicals that are commonly used on non-organic crops. This can be very important, especially in crops with high pesticide residues. See this site for the 12 you should for sure buy organic if at all possible: http://tinyurl.Com/29bboo buying organic will also avoid genetically modified foods. ...Read more

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Are raw vegetables from restaurants like subway safe to eat or full of pesticides?

Are raw vegetables from restaurants like subway safe to eat or full of pesticides?

Usually : Yes usually safe. They wash their veggies before serving them. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to eating pine nuts?

Are there any health benefits to eating pine nuts?

Yes: Pine Nuts – can help lower LDL cholesterol and ^ HDL. They contain vitamin E, B-vitamins & Manganese. They are a good source of phytochemicals and antioxidants. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the extra price?

Is organic food worth the extra price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Are only organic strawberries healthy?

Are only organic strawberries healthy?

Healthier choice: This is a tricky question without a clear answer. Strawberries are a healthy food, but strawberries rank #3 on the environmental working groups "dirty dozen" with some strawberries having as many as 13 different pesticides on them! i don't believe it is wise to ingest pesticides so would never personally eat non-organic strawberries, but we don't know if the good in them might outweigh the bad... ...Read more

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Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

None: No supplement can replace fresh veggies or fruits. The foods contains hundreds of beneficial minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as fiber that no supplement can match. ...Read more

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The advantages and disadvantages of eating apple seeds ?

The advantages and disadvantages of eating apple seeds ?

Don't eat them.: there are no proven benefits to eating apple seeds, and there is some theoretical concern, especially if they are eaten in large quantities. They contain a substance called amygdalin, which can break down into cyanide and sugar. This can be poisonous. Given the lack of any beneficial effect, apple seeds should be avoided. ...Read more

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Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

The same allergen: Whether a fruit is organic or not, does not matter for conventional food allergies. The allergen in the fruit will be the same. Bottomline, always avoid the fruit you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

No: Fresh is fresh. Organic may be the source , but jam is proceesed. Need to look at the label to check on additives and sugar content. ...Read more