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Acai

Acai is a very small berry, dark purple in color, native to Central and South America. Acai is sold in a dried powder, a pulp, juice and even supplements. The powder can be added to smoothies for a texture that is creamy and a taste that is chocolaty. Acai has traditionally been used to treat

A Quick Calculation

I just did a quick calculation. Normal blood sugar level is always kept within a narrow range, about 4.4 to 6.1 mmol/L (82 to 110 mg/dL). We have about 5 liters of blood in our entire bodies. So if you round out the sugar content to about 90 mg per deciliter, it comes to about 0.09 g

More Support for Mother’s Milk

If you’re wondering whether breastfeeding is a good idea or not, a study by researchers at the Duke University Medical Center published in the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science may help you make up your mind.   Breast milk promotes flora colonization in the digestive tracts of infants—something that has lasting

Is Sugar the New Cocaine?

What do you think is more addictive: sugar or cocaine? Magalie Lenoir and her colleagues at the University Bordeaux in France have run an empirical study to find out.   They began with the supposition that, while highly refined sugars, corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners are relative newcomers in our diets, they are now ubiquitous.

Another Reason to Choose Sustainable Agriculture

Recently Kazumi Maruyama and his associates at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering in Japan published a study called Exposure to Exogenous Estrogen through Intake of Commercial Milk Produced from Pregnant Cows. This study looked at the long-term health effects of year-round global milk production through modern, genetically improved dairy cows, and from pregnant