February 09, 2018 by: Mike Adams
(Natural News) For your Friday serving of hilarious entertainment, today we bring you the true news about a fake news giant known as the Washington Post. The fiction-pimping, anti-American, fact-hating newspaper, owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, directed lawyers to contact Natural News and demand we turn over the WashingtonPost.news domain to their team… for free, of course.
WashingtonPost.news, by the way, is a news site that posts news about the fake news posted by the Washington Post. See if you can say that five times really fast.
For the record, the Washington Post knowingly fabricates fake news stories and publishes them as “facts” in a sinister attempt to overthrow America’s democracy and unseat a democratically elected president. This makes the Washington Post a true enemy of the People and a danger to the Republic. I’ve publicly named the Washington Post as being engaged in journo-terrorism against the American people. The paper is nothing more than America’s Pravda.
Now, buoyed by the seemingly endless money of Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post is using its financial might to bully a small, independent publisher in order to cover up its own domain name incompetence. It’s also an effort, of course, to silence public criticism of the Washington Post, a dishonest publisher that exploits its position of power and influence to overtly harm the American Republic through deceit, dishonest journalism and fabricated “anonymous sources.”
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February 10, 2018 by: Janine Acero
(Natural News) Eating fruits and vegetables offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals — and just about every nutrient that is beneficial for overall health. So it’s no surprise that they can also decrease your risk of developing dementia later in life. However, particular fruits and vegetables are especially good at fighting off dementia, and they are some of the easiest to obtain.
Keep dementia at bay with these foods
While fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients in general, some of them contain particular compounds that can reduce the risk of dementia.
- Peppers – Eating peppers is associated with a significantly lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the University of Washington led by epidemiologist Dr. Susan Searles Nielsen, surveyed the diets of 490 individuals with Parkinson’s disease to assess their lifetime dietary habits. She found that eating vegetables from the Solanaceae or nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, and peppers) in general – peppers in particular – were associated with significantly reduced the risk of Parkinson’s disease by more than 30 percent overall compared to control groups. The highest advantage was seen with people who ate over two to four peppers per week. In general, red, orange and yellow peppers are more nutrient-rich than green.
- Berries – Berries are known for their high antioxidant content; in fact, they are some of the most antioxidant-dense foods around, which means they are great for fighting off oxidative stress. Previous research by scientists from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Washington State University, India’s Annamalai University and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine and Health Sciences found that all berries are linked to a reduced risk of various forms of dementia. For instance, they found that strawberries decrease cyclooxidation and increased neurological health; bilberries provide antioxidant protection against damage to arteries and neurons; and blueberries were found to be associated with increased memory and learning. (Related: Beat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia by choosing the right foods.)
- Salads and green leafy veggies – According to an entry on the MedicalXpress.com, a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that “eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older.” Besides numerous vitamins and minerals found in leafy greens, they also contain folate, a major nutrient that is said to decrease the risk of dementia.
Fast facts about Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It affects around 130,000 people in the U.K. alone, usually targeting those over 50 years old.
The disease is caused by the death of dopamine-producing brain cells, or nerve cells in a region of the brain that controls movement. The early stages are marked by hand tremors, speech changes, limb stiffness, impaired balance, difficulty walking and rigidity, which can progress into cognitive plights like depression and dementia. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but some drugs have been used to manage its symptoms.
Toxic pollutants in the environment can be a major driver for developing Parkinson’s disease, as they can build up in the food supply and affect consumers. For instance, poultry and tuna are leading sources of arsenic; dairy is the top source of lead; and seafood is a major source of mercury.
Minimizing your exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, dairy and other animal products may help prevent the development of this disease, and other health problems. For more stories on what foods are good sources of dementia-fighting nutrients, visit Fruits.news today.
February 09, 2018 by: Zoey Sky
(Natural News) The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is urging the European Commission (EC) to look into the misleading labels of “unhealthy food and beverage products” that claim to be good for its target markets.
The BEUC’s recently launched campaign aims to boycott the EC’s “long-standing failure” to put an end to the “bogus food claims” reportedly made by the various manufacturers of products that have high fat, salt, or sugar content. The EC was initially supposed to publish nutrient profiles nine years ago, and this could have prevented the proliferation of false claims by manufacturers.
Pauline Constant, communications manager for food, health, sustainability, and safety, says that the profiles must be published soon. If the profiles remain unpublished, this will turn into a 10-year-old concern. She adds that making the data public can help curb the possibility of an obesity epidemic since consumers need to be made aware that products which claim to be healthy can’t always be trusted. (Related: Food Packaging Tricks — Why Reading The Label Is Not Enough.)
Powdered beverages and kids products are the “worst offenders”
The BEUC highlighted the fact that powdered beverages and products for children are the “worst offenders,” especially on social media. These two product types often come with health claims even though they contain a lot of sugar.
Constant explains that based on real-life examples, food products full of fat, salt, or sugar are being marketed as “high in fibers,” contains “B vitamins,” or “boosts your immune system.” It is misleading to sell a hot drink containing at least 75 percent sugar as full of “calcium and vitamins.” Manufacturers are taking advantage of these claims by using them as marketing tools instead of indicators of a healthy product for consumer guidance.
The BEUC’s social media campaign named certain beverages such as “Nestlé’s Nesquik, Idilia Foods’ Cola Coa, and Mercator’s Ben Quick.” The organization also mentioned Danone’s Actimel Kids, which claims to contain vitamin D but also has high levels of sugar.
Olivera Medugorac, Nestlé’s European affairs manager, addressed the campaign and pointed out that the company backs the introduction of nutrient profiles. Medugorac shares that Nestlé was one of the companies that approved the “joint call for urgent adoption of EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims” last May 2017. She adds that Nestlé wants to ensure that nutrient profiles are used to help consumers, industry, government, and public health stakeholders make more informed choices when it comes to food and beverages.
Constant maintains that the practice is deceptive, especially since it gives unhealthy products a “healthy halo.” She concludes that the “problematic” practice has a significant impact on products for children and babies. Parents who fall prey to false health claims on food products will buy them without a second thought because they “want the healthiest for their little ones.”
Who would think twice about getting baby cereals that have “iron, zinc, and vitamins?” It might not even cross the minds of parents to check the warnings behind the packages about the 30 percent sugar content of the same baby cereals, especially since the warnings often come in small characters.
Only time will tell if the EC finally publishes the nutrient profiles that the BEUC has been asking for since 2009.
Foods and drinks with a high sugar content
Aside from powdered drinks and food products, avoid buying these items because they may have a high sugar content:
- BBQ sauce – Two tablespoons of BBQ sauce can contain at least 14 grams (g) of sugar or over three teaspoons. A container of BBQ sauce may even contain at least 40 percent of pure sugar.
- Chocolate milk – Unlike plain milk which is nutritious, chocolate milk also contains cocoa and sugar. An eight ounce (oz) [230 milliliters (ml)] glass of chocolate milk has two teaspoons of added sugar.
- Iced tea – This chilled tea is usually sweetened with sugar or flavored with syrup. While the sugar content varies depending on location, a lot of commercially prepared iced teas can contain about 33 g of sugar per 12 oz (340 ml) serving, or around the same as a can of Coca-Cola.
- Ketchup – A popular condiment, ketchup is full of sugar, just like BBQ sauce. A tablespoon of ketchup can contain at least a teaspoon of sugar.
Read more articles about fresh food and tips on how to eat healthy at Fresh.news.
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