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Raw food provides less energy than cooked

Raw food provides less energy than cooked

Food labels don’t account for difference, making them inaccurate CBC News Nov 11, 2011 Cooking food boosts the amount of energy your body can get from it — and hence the weight you gain by eating it. That applies to both meat and potatoes, and likely had a profound effect on human evolution, says a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It also means that current food labels — which list the same number…

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Buy Local Honey to Make Sure You’re Really Getting Honey, and Support Local Beekeepers

Buy Local Honey to Make Sure You’re Really Getting Honey, and Support Local Beekeepers

A report by Food Safety News earlier this week claims that the majority of the honey available in most grocery and department stores in the United States doesn’t legally meet the definition of “honey.” It’s been “ultra-filtered,” in order to produce a super-clear product that won’t crystallize. In the process, the honey loses any and all pollen, which is required to trace the honey to its origins in case of contamination and may have health benefits. Here’s how to find…

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