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10 Reasons not to Eat at a Restaurant

10 Reasons to Avoid Most Restaurants

List of Most Pesticide-Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables

EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen (Buy These Organic)

Strawberries
Apples
Nectarines
Peaches
Celery
Grapes
Cherries
Spinach
Tomatoes
Sweet bell peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers

EWG’s 2015 Clean 15 (OK to Buy These Conventional)

Avocados
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Cabbage
Sweet peas (frozen)
Onions
Asparagus
Mangos
Papayas
Kiwi
Eggplant
Honeydew melon
Grapefruit
Cantaloupe
Cauliflower

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/04/27/pesticides-fruits-vegetables.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20160427Z3&et_cid=DM104159&et_rid=1459086260

How Being Fat Makes You Stupid

http://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/how-being-fat-makes-you-stupid

Packing on the pounds isn’t just bad for your body—it’s bad for your brain. According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the brains of obese people work harder than those of normal weight people to achieve the same results.

Researchers quizzed 29 people who were having fMRIs and noticed a trend: The connections between the brain parts responsible for memory and decision-making were hyperactive in overweight people, but functioned normally in average weight people, says study author Timothy Verstynen, Ph.D., a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Academy Comments re The DGAC Scientific Report

May 8, 2015

The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250

Re: Comments on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

A. Sodium

There is a distinct and growing lack of scientific consensus on making a single sodium consumption recommendation for all Americans, owing to a growing body of research suggesting that the low sodium intake levels recommended by the DGAC are actually associated with increased mortality for healthy individuals.

B. Saturated Fat

In the spirit of the 2015 DGAC’s commendable revision of previous DGAC recommendations to limit dietary cholesterol, the Academy suggests that HHS and USDA support a similar revision deemphasizing saturated fat as a nutrient of concern.

Via http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/advocacy/take-action/regulatory-comments/dgac-scientific-report

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Political and corporate elite shun GM food on their own plate

(NaturalNews) With a sad twist of irony, corporate and government elite dine on safe, organic food while the masses, those very people who are supposedly represented and protected by their governments, are poisoned by hidden genetically modified organisms, pesticides and dangerous contaminants. The presidential family demands organic food in their kitchen, yet behind closed doors, shake hands with the biotech industry. China’s top brass is fed by an exclusive, gated organic garden while the rest of the population consumes GM food, steroid contaminated meat and dairy laced with melamine. Even Monsanto’s own employee’s command non-genetically modified food in their canteen. Access to clean, organic and healthy food is not a given right anymore — it has become a political battleground with the average citizen suffering the loss.

Via Natural News