Archive | June, 2010

Having trouble cutting down your salt intake? May be your genes.

27. June 2010

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Having trouble cutting down your salt intake? May be your genes.

Americans eat two to three times the recommended amount of salt every day. Part of the problem may lie not in our foods, but in our genes.

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Organic Food Isn’t For The Birds

3. June 2010

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Organic Food Isn’t For The Birds

It turns out birds aren't bird brains when it comes to what they eat. A number of species of birds have been shown to choose foods that contain higher levels of healthy things like protein and antioxidants and lower levels of not-so-healthy things like heavy metals and pesticides. Since they're such finicky eaters, scientists figured to let them choose between conventionally and organically grown food, and see which they deemed better for them. The vote was unanimous: birds prefer non-organic.

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