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BREAKING NEWS FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS

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BREAKING NEWS FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS

Posted on July 21, 2004

Congress Requires Clear Allergen Labels By JIM ABRAMS The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Legislation requiring food labels to identify allergens in easy-to-understand language cleared Congress Tuesday and headed for the president’s signature. Sponsors said the bill would help protect 11 million food-allergic consumers. [snip!] (see Associated Press web site for further details) mazal tov!! S’iz Continue Reading »

REALLY NOW, WHODA THUNK IT?

Posted on July 20, 2004

EAT YOUR BROCCOLI! (Reuters) Researchers have discovered that women in their 60s who consumed more cruciferous and green leafy vegetables than other women went on to show less overall decline over time on a bundle of tests measuring memory, verbal ability and attention. Such foods include broccoli, cauliflower, romaine lettuce and spinach. The federally funded Continue Reading »

IT’S A FACT, JACK!

Posted on July 11, 2004

Here is the latest in food news: White tea edges out green tea in the healing properties department. Yes, it is true. While green tea is known for its healing properties, white tea can even destroy in vitro the organisms that cause disease. Wow! Look closely at the seedless red grapes in your supermarket. Many Continue Reading »

NEW KASHRUT CERTIFICATIONS

Posted on June 27, 2004

Is Triaminic your choice for treating a cold? You’re in luck. Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., a NJ-based Novartis company, announced June 10 that the company’s Triaminic brand pediatric cold/cough/allergy liquid medications have been certified as kosher and pareve by the OU. The eight varieties of Triaminic liquid are: Cold & Cough, cherry; Cough, berry; Chest Continue Reading »

THE WELL-DRESSED SALAD, part 1

Posted on June 25, 2004

Now that summer is upon us (hot and heavy), it’s salad season again. WALDEN FARMS (800-229-1706) has a large selection of salad dressings, certified by the OU. And they’re pretty healthful, too! In the refrigerated section of the supermarket, you can find fat-free, sugar-free, carb-free dressings (OK, they’re not chemical-free, but you can’t have everything; Continue Reading »

FOOD NEWS

Posted on June 20, 2004

CINNAMON- BRAIN FOOD? Whoda thunk it? We all love to walk by a bakery that is redolent with the enchanting smell of cinnamon. Now, it turns out that cinnamon can boost your brain power! Hey, we don’t make up this stuff. Researchers have discoverd that chewing cinnamon gum or even smelling cinnamon “increases a person’s Continue Reading »

SACCHARIN OFF THE LABEL

Posted on June 17, 2004

We stumbled across the following information today. Wines which contain saccharin will no longer be required to list it on the label because: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program published the 9th Report on Carcinogens. The Report delisted saccharin, which had been listed in the Report as Continue Reading »

BEANS AND THE JEWISH QUESTION

Posted on May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004 at 10:18:40a.m. Ok, ok- there is no Jewish question. But there is a huge question of your good health. New evidence has shown that black beans-high in protein, carbs, folate, calcium and fiber-are very high in anti oxidants. In fact, black beans are higher in anti oxidants than all the other colors Continue Reading »

PURPLE TOMATOES

Posted on April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004 at 9:41:51a.m. Ever think you would see a purple tomato? Wanna try one? Well, pretty soon you will be able to buy a purple tomato. These babies were bred at Oregon State University. So, what’s the big deal? Remember all those reports about how purple and blue veggies are really good for Continue Reading »

PASSOVER AND DIABETICS

Posted on March 19, 2004

March 19, 2004 at 8:08:13a.m. (Note: I found this guide last year. I have not been able to locate a newer version yet, but last year’s version is still very helpful.) This is an excellent guide for Jewish Diabetics regarding Passover. You will need to have Adobe Reader in order to view this site. It Continue Reading »