Category Archives: Nutrition

Leftovers may be good for you.

Now this is interesting. It has been found that when white rice, when cooked with fat and then refrigerated, has about 50% fewer digestible starches when reheated than fresh cooked rice. And it isn’t just rice:

A previous study in 2009 also showed that freshly cooked legumes, cereals, and tubers had significantly higher levels of resistant starch after multiple cycles of heating and cooling. The resistant starch in peas, which had the most dramatic change, increased by 115 percent.

via Why Leftover Pasta Might Be Healthier Than Fresh | Mother Jones.

The article has a bunch of other interesting ways that we can make our food healthier for us.

Obesity, Corn, GMOs

Still think GMO corn and soy isn’t a health hazard? New studies show that GMO foods may be making you fat. A study out of Norway is giving us indication that these foods meant to feed the hungry masses may be creating hungry masses.

The study fed one group of cattle, pigs, salmon and rats GMO corn and soy while another group was fed non-GMO corn and soy. They also ran the test feeding two groups of rats GMO fed salmon and non-GMO fed salmon. The results?

Krogdahl notes: ” The ones who had fed on GM corn were slightly larger, they ate slightly more, their intestines had a different micro-structure, they were less able to digest proteins, and there were some changes to their immune system.” This fact that ‘they were less able to digest proteins’ has huge implications in the biochemistry of amino acids necessary for all life processes. This not only may relate to a rise in obesity, but to increases in many modern diseases. These diseases include diabetes, digestive disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, autism spectrum disorders ASD ADD, autoimmune diseases, sexual dysfunction, sterility, asthma, COPD and many more.

via Obesity, Corn, GMOs | Cornucopia Institute.

GMO foods are changing us. The problem is that it doesn’t seem it changes us for the better. Personally I would advise people to avoid GMO foods except for the fact that it is impossible to do so in the US because of food suppliers aren’t allowed to tell us what is GMO and what isn’t.

URL: http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/07/obesity-corn-gmos/