the making of margarine : a behind the scenes look at hydrogenation

Margarine has a lot of shelf-appeal. For one, it’s spreadable. Anyone who has attacked a stick of butter straight out of the fridge knows that the butter will put up a huge fight before spreading cleanly on the [now mutilated] toast. Margarine, right out of the fridge, spreads as if it had been sitting on the counter for hours. Secondly, margarine has been proclaimed “healthier for your heart” by medical experts and the American Heart Association, a big-hitter.

margarine: the pleasant end-product of a series of terribly unfortunate events

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the dangers of modern soy

The condemnation of soy products is a touchy subject due to the fact that many people, vegetarian or not, substitute essential dietary elements with soy under the belief that it is a healthier alternative. The heavy inclusion of soy in one’s diet can be attributed to the positive media attention it has received, resulting in soy’s popularity in healthy recipes and grocery stores. What is touted as a complete protein is actually the opposite, but the soybean industry-funded press promoting soy keeps it a growing force in the health food industry.

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recipe : beet kvass

beet kvass : nature's health cocktail

the magic elixir known as beet kvass is a drink widely consumed for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid.

the specifics: taken in 4-oz quantities morning and night, this beverage promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, and cleanses the liver. it can also be a natural remedy for kidney stones, if you’ve got’em.

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cholesterol / eggs

Sept 10, 2010

an egg is a whole food. a few years ago, cholesterol was demonized by doctors and a whole slew of expert medical professionals. eggs contain cholesterol. therefore, many believe that eating high quantities of eggs will lead to heart disease caused by high cholesterol.

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