Food Fraud in Spices, Alcohol & Juice

The foods most susceptible to counterfeit (fakery, fraudulence, whatever you want to call it) include honey, olive oil, milk, heirloom produce, and baby formula. You can find out more in this article and podcast on food fraud. I revealed why food fraud is a widespread problem in developed countries, making both you and me easy targets, in this article & podcast. Now, let me highlight for you the more marginalized items.

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8 Ways Cloves Heal Us & How to Use Them

Cloves are great for your heart, digestive health, blood sugar, anti-inflammation and sexual health. The eugenol found in cloves may inhibit inflammatory progression in human cells, and IV infusions of clove has actually reduced lung cancer. Folk remedies use it for improving digestion, reducing flatulence, for coughing, and for teething or toothaches. It is a staple spice in many classic dishes in the US, India, Pakistan and China.

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the most difficult diseases that I encounter in my nutrition profession is Alzheimer’s disease. It is a tragically debilitating, brain-wasting disease. It currently afflicts one in eight people, and isn’t limited to the elderly anymore. In 20 years, it is expected to affect one in four Americans. There is no cure for this heart wrenching disease. The best treatment for Alzheimer’s is to prevent it. Since our brains use 25% of calories we consume, adopting smart eating habits will support your long-term brain health.

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Spices Your Oatmeal CRAVES

This screamingly delicious spice blend that has grown into my household’s staple. I love spices because they flavor foods without threatening to leave its mark on your waste and hips. Any calories these spices add to your foods are negligible. What’s more? These spices each offer a dose of preventive medicine. So spice it up! Use an empty spice container of any size. In equal parts, combine each of the following *ground* spices.

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