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August 26, 2013
Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn or Breathing
The artificial butter flavoring diacetyl has been linked not only to deaths of workers handling the chemical, but also to serious lung disease in consumers of microwave popcorn.
June 29, 2012
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Purple Potatoes
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties of white compared to yellow and purple potatoes. Purple potatoes may also help lower high blood pressure.
January 18, 2012
Antioxidants in a Pinch
Some herbs and spices--including cinnamon, cloves, lemonbalm, marjoram, oregano, and peppermint--are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can go a long way.
September 10, 2010
Best Cooking Method
Which are the gentlest cooking methods for preserving nutrients and which vegetables have more antioxidants cooked than raw.
October 28, 2009
Which Plastics are Harmful?
How to choose the "numbers" of plastic which are probably safest.
August 19, 2009
Is Artificial Butter Flavor Harmful?
The connection between diacetyl and the devastating lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans.
October 9, 2008
Raw vs. Cooked Broccoli
Which results in greater phytonutrient absorption: raw broccoli, steamed, boiled, or microwaved?
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