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H.R. 2393, Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act

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H.R. 2393 amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to effectively repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken, while leaving intact the requirements for all other covered commodities.  

http://agriculture.house.gov/bill/hr-2393-bill-amend-agriculture-marketing-act-1946

What a great country we live in!!


   Ease Anxiety With Food    

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Fermented foods, neuroticism, and social anxiety: An interaction model.

http://www.psy-journal.com/article/S0165-1781%2815%2900214-0/abstract

Foods You’re Throwing Away Every Time You Eat

Jun 29, 2015 - 2 comments

                               Cantaloupe Seeds

They’re high in protein, fiber, vitamin E, and magnesium.
Roast them in the oven and toss with olive oil for a nutrient-packed snack.


                                     Onion Skins

They're high in quercetin, a compound that can help lower your blood pressure and support a healthy immune system.
Add them to a stew or broth for extra flavor, then pick them out before serving.


                                    Watermelon Rinds

Rinds contain the amino acid citrulline, which can help improve your blood flow.
Throw them in a quality blender with watermelon flesh (the red part you normally eat), strawberries, and a dash of orange juice for a smoothie.


                                       Broccoli Leaves

The leafy greens are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium.
Cut them up and throw them into a stir-fry along with the rest of the broccoli.



                                         Celery Tops

Full of muscle-building magnesium, bone-strengthening calcium, and vitamin C.
Use them like an herb and add to a vegetable or chicken soup.


                                         Orange Peels

Rich in digestive system-soothing fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C.
Use a cheese grater to sprinkle some on top of fish or chicken.


                                         Swiss Chard Stalks

They’re high in carotenoids, a disease-fighting antioxidants. They’re also full of Vitamin K, an important nutrient for boosting bone health.
Sauté them with mushrooms and onions.

Walnuts are best for your heart!

Jun 28, 2015 - 0 comments

Penn State. "Whole walnuts and their extracted oil improve cardiovascular disease risk".
Walnuts are best for your heart! Researchers say walnuts are loaded with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease that refers to a number of deadly complications (including heart attack and stroke). The most comprehensive review of clinical trials on nut consumption in relation to cardiovascular disease showed consuming just one ounce of walnuts five or more times a week about a handful every day can slash heart disease risk by nearly 40 percent. And a recent study showed two ounces a day was enough to significantly improve blood flow to and from the heart in just 8 weeks, without causing weight gain.

A recent study that analyzed the health benefits of different parts of the walnut the skin, the “meat” and the oil found most of the heart healthy benefits come from the oil. You can release walnuts’ volatile oils by roasting them in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant. I use walnut oil on my salads.