Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why store-bought chips are the worst foods, and cost up to 25 times more than healthy home-made

I have a break-down of what a simple Alice Cracker recipe costs to make here: “Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers“.  Also compare the nutrition in “Fritos Original Corn Chips Nutrition versus Homemade Corn Chips“. … Continue reading

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Whole Grains reduce heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and more

The March 2008 Consumer Reports says that eating whole grains is the #1 action you can take to improve your health (besides quitting smoking). Repeated studies over decades have shown that whole grains can reduce your risk of stroke by … Continue reading

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Poultry

Every year a million Americans get salmonella poisoning. Several hundred will die. Needlessly. Salmonella poisoning could be mostly prevented — has been prevented — in Europe, where a vaccine for chickens has greatly reduced the number of incidents over 97%. … Continue reading

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Fish

Once a fish is skinned and fileted, you can’t tell species apart, you have to trust the vendor. But 39% of 142 samples from 81 retail outlets in New York City were not what the label said, and similar results … Continue reading

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Whole Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Legumes the best way to get enough calories

What, are you kidding? While those of us both having access to the internet and deeply interested in evidence-based nutrition are probably wealthy enough to worry about obesity, most of the world now and in the past suffered period starvation, … Continue reading

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Roasted Whole grain and legume Chips & Crackers are very tasty

When you roast the flours of grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts in chips and crackers, they don’t need any salt, sugar, or fat to be tasty.  Just like roasted vegetables, the roasted flavors are really delicious, roasting greatly enhances the … Continue reading

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Save money, gain health: make your own crackers

Why would you ever buy obesity, diabetes, heart-attack, and stroke inducing industrial chips and crackers when you can make your own for so much less money? Here’s a detailed breakdown of the cost difference: Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! … Continue reading

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Why Industrial food can never be as good as what you make at home

Michael Moss, author of “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us“, doesn’t believe commercial food can ever be healthy, because corporations must make profits for shareholders, and the way they do that is finding your “bliss point” with … Continue reading

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Pulses, a.k.a. Legumes (Beans & Lentils)

What are pulses? Dry seeds (so green peas and green beans are vegetables, not pulses) Some common pulses you eat: Lentils and beans (Kidney, pinto navy, lima, chickpea (garbanzo) Pulses are great because the nutrition they provide help you maintain … Continue reading

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Where to buy Whole Grains, Beans, Lentils, Seeds, Split Peas

This is for the San Francisco Bay Area mainly (though national chains Costco, Whole foods, and Safeway are listed below). If you comment on what is available in your local stores, I’ll add that to a national section if I … Continue reading

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