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Genetically Engineered Food Regulations, Disclosures and Labeling

Which crops and foods are most likely to be genetically engineered (GE)? There is a high adoption rate for GE crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beets, and canola. Most GE varieties of these crops have herbicide-resistance traits. They have been engineered to resist glyphosate, the active ingredient in the

Why All of the Fuss about MSG?

It’s commonly accepted as fact that MSG, a.k.a. monosodium glutamate, is something we should avoid, the culprit behind the so-called “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” and contributor to myriad health problems. But is there any substance behind MSG’s bad reputation?

What is MSG? In 1908, Japanese chemistry professor Kikunae Ikeda noticed that certain

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The typical Alzheimer’s case progresses gradually, with steady deterioration over as many as 20 years, although some people have a more rapid course. This progression has been categorized into stages of Alzheimer’s for diagnostic purposes, although, in reality, an individual with AD may have some overlap of features common to

Shopping for the Mediterranean Diet

Studies continue to pile on evidence for the benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. It’s been associated with reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, with protecting your brain and eyes, and even with better weight management. New research reports that women who follow a Mediterranean diet are

Avoid These High-Sodium Foods

It’s easy to consume too much sodium, since it’s in many foods you might not expect. Even if you don’t add salt to your meals, your sodium intake can be over the limit. The American Heart Association publicizes a list of foods highest in sodium that it calls the “Salty

The Concentration-Memory Connection

When it comes to memory problems, we tend to focus on the challenges of recalling information. But in many cases, the issue isn’t an inability to reach back for stored memories. The problem is that the information was never really learned in the first place.

Memory starts with learning, which requires

Calling All Kale!

The Folklore. Kale has aged well. In its youth, some 4,000 years ago, kale grew wildly in the Mediterranean region before being cultivated by Greeks, Romans, and Europeans, who brought it to the Americas in the 16th century. It built a reputation as a hardy, easy to grow cold weather

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have long been labeled as the “superheroes” of the tuber family while white potatoes are the “villains.” But…is this really the case? Let’s take a look at the benefits of sweet potatoes vs. potatoes as compiled by University Health News.
Origin and History
First, let’s look at the origins

Ask the EN Experts: New Type of Transplant; Benefits of Smaller Plates

You’ve probably heard someone going on-and-on about their favorite new kitchen appliance—the electric programmable pressure cooker. If not, brace yourself for a life-changing (or at least time-saving) gadget that you might want to add to your own kitchen arsenal. This appliance is similar to a slow-cooker or crock pot and

Eating More Wasabi Benefits Your Health

Eating More Wasabi Benefits Your Health

Wasabi is to sushi as ketchup is to fries. In addition to spicing up your California roll, this tasty Japanese condiment can boost your health and fight chronic diseases like osteoporosis. In fact, wasabi benefits abound.

Want to prevent cavities? It can do that. How about reducing inflammation? It does that,

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