Food Quality

Benefits of coconut oil

Benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has long been known for its long list of health benefits. Indeed, coconuts are among the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other impressive benefits. We discuss a few of the health benefits[Read More…]

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

The cancer-causing chemical glyphosate has been found in a number of popular oat products. In fact, almost all of the oat products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical. Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG, said in a statement: “We’re very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know.”[Read More…]

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis (bee glue) can significantly improve heart health, according to new research. Indeed, a study by African scientists showed that a combination of the two can indeed reduce the risk of heart attacks. The researchers made use of rats that they divided into six groups. The first group served as the negative control group, while the rest[Read More…]

Radiation levels in Sweden still high thanks to Chernobyl

Radiation levels in Sweden still high thanks to Chernobyl

The radioactive legacy of Chernobyl shows no sign of abating, according to recent reports. Wild boars in Sweden have been tested and found to have unusually high levels of radiation, 31 years after the disaster. Ulf Frykman, who works for the environmental consultancy Calluna, this week issued an alert to local hunters in the country of Gävle, about 100 miles[Read More…]

Supermarket pork “may have infected thousands with hepatitis virus”

Supermarket pork “may have infected thousands with hepatitis virus”

Hundreds of people may have been infected by the Hepatitis (HEV) virus after buying pork from Tesco’s, it has been reported. Researchers at Public Health England (PHE) assessed the shopping habits of 60 people infected with hepatitis E, or HEV, and found that the consumption of ham and sausages from the supermarket was a recurring feature. PHE has been under[Read More…]