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Pesticide Residue Rankings for Fresh Produce

The USDA regularly performs tests and publish the test results on fresh produce items for “pesticide residue.” According to the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration) test data, the below listed 22 keto-friendly popular foods rank as listed here “from worst to best”

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Combating Cancer by inhibiting blood vessel growth

All cancers begin in cells. Our bodies are made up of more than a hundred million million (100,000,000,000,000) cells. Cancer starts with changes in one cell or a small group of cells. Normally we have just the right number of each cell type. This is because cells produce

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How “too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3” is making us sick?

In the last article we discussed the problems humans have converting omega-3 (n-3) fats from plant sources, such as flax seeds and walnuts, to the longer chain derivatives EPA and DHA. Since EPA and DHA (especially DHA) are responsible for the benefits omega-3 fats provide, and since

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Which foods are good sources for Omega 3s?

Under the right circumstances, our body transforms Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) into other omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, even if we consume large amounts of plant-based ALA, our body converts ALA into EPA and DHA at a “very low ratio,” and only when there is a satisfactory supply of

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Finding omega-3 fats in fish: Farmed versus wild

Recently, a Harvard Heart Letter subscriber emailed us a question: Is there a difference between farm-raised and wild-caught salmon in terms of omega-3 fatty acid content? I’ve wondered about this myself while standing at the fish counter at my local grocery store. I can often find farm-raised

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Another Fat Wonder! DHA

DHA is a nutrient dense food for our brain. Another FAT WONDER! DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a fatty acid found in marine algae (sea weed) in the highest concentrations. Learn more about omega 3s here. Although marine animals are rich in omega-3s, they do not produce these fatty

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DHA: An Essential Brain Food

When NASA scientists began their search for the perfect space food for astronauts, they turned their attention to marine algae. What they discovered was that algae was a rich source of the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The result of their investigation produced a nutrient dense food

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What A Wonderful Gift from Nature… Brassica

Spring seems to kick off early this year in San Jacinto Valley/Hemet region after continuous rains for the last 3-4 months. The high desert region is rapidly turning into a lush landscape with fascinating springtime wildflowers starting to blossom everywhere, forming a pattern of breathtaking beauty. All

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KETOGENIC FOOD HAUL for two people for a week

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE STARTERS OF KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE   This weekend we helped a friend with her starter food kit for KETOGENIC DIET. She is totally stoked about having made the decision to change her lifestyle as well as her husband’s to combat several chronic conditions they have.

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How to Find the Best Olive Oil

The kind of oil you use in your food matters. This is true especially when it comes to bottles labeled extra-virgin olive oil, which can be anything from awful to something so sublime you want to sip it from a spoon. Picking a bottle at random from

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