Chocolate is one of those dreamy foods that almost everyone loves. It is the favorite of children, as well as adults. People of all walks of life tend to enjoy a good square of delicious chocolate. And it’s popular all over the globe. Chocolate isn’t a simple food. There are entire books, websites, documentaries and podcasts devoted to chocolate and its delectable intricacies. Though we could fill our own book of interesting facts about chocolate, we’ve chosen just ten facts that we thought were the most fascinating to share with you. Enjoy!
Alternating contour strips of soybeans and corn on a farm in southern Wisconsin.
Soybeans planted between two corn fields in Wisconsin.
Stop Subsidizing the Wrong Food Crops
by Dr. Mercola
As farming has transitioned from a once localized industry to an international one, it’s brought with it a new set of challenges for U.S. farmers. Spurred in part by a growing demand for biofuel, along with federal subsidy programs, about 180 million additional acres of corn and soybeans have been planted around the world over the last decade.
Adorable baby boy playing on a blue floor mat and drinking milk from a bottle in a white sunny nursery with rocking chair and bassinet. Bedroom interior with infant crib. Formula drink for infant.
by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 25 percent of commercial infant formulas are soy based.
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits on the planet. They come in their own yellow package, making them easy to take with you on the go. They offer loads of nutrients and contain carbohydrates, which are some of the reasons they’re so popular among athletes, but in order to get to their carb state, they must ripen. Once they do that, you may wonder how many carbs in a banana are there.
What would you think about eating a mushroom that looks a little like the scruff of a lion? Not totally convinced about lion’s mane mushroom? What if I told you that it’s associated with major brain repair, potential cancer-fighting power and is undergoing research on dozens of other health benefits?
Lion’s mane mushroom is a nootropic food very popular in traditional Chinese medicine. A large body of research has focused around this brain-boosting mushroom in the last few years, and the results are nothing short of astounding.
From the beginning of time—or at least since man discovered fire and our ancestor hunters came on the scene—humans all over the world have been boiling bones to glean their last bits of goodness after eating all the meat. Bone Broth is a time honored traditional food that seems to have hit the mainstream recently. It’s touted as a “superfood” by athletes, nutritionists, and even the New York Times. From Portland to NYC, Bone Broth bars are popping up across the country, with patrons lining up for their morning “cuppa.” Cuppa broth, that is.
Bone broth is an amazing nutritious substance that while certainly not new, is steadily gaining in popularity with a whole new generation of cooks and health & fitness enthusiasts. Even celebrities are speaking out about the benefits of bone broth nutrition. Basketball star Kobe Bryant and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Selma Hayak are just a few of the celebs who have publicly proclaimed the numerous health benefits of this ancient savory recipe.
There has been a lot of hub-bub about the benefits of bone broth in health circles lately. It is wise (and sane) not to immediately get on the bandwagon of every latest health fad. In the case of bone broth’s effect on the immune system, however, it is definitely worth a look. You may know that bone broth consumption has actually been around for thousands of years, but you might not know how bone broth can help specifically with cancer prevention and healing.
by Paul Fassa Health Impact News
What if you discovered that walking barefoot not only saves your children’s feet from poor foot formation as they grow, but also helps improve overall health for them and you as an adult? There have been several studies supporting both areas of concern.
It’s gotta be the shoes, right? That was a line in a circa 1989 humorous Nike commercial where avid basketball fan and film director Spike Lee was confronting Michael Jordan on where he got his vaunted basketball abilities.
Coffee gives you much more than just a morning energy boost, say recent studies which point to health benefits that cover you from head to toe. They also show that the more coffee you drink throughout the day, the more health benefits your caffeine fix provides. Here's a rundown of the latest reasons for you to sit, relax, and enjoy another cup of java.