Edible Island Nutrition News

Welcome to Nutrition news where you will find nutrition related articles from previous and current in-store staff. 

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

September 16, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Called the "tree of life" in the Philippines and the "all giving tree" in Indian classics, the coconut palm has sustained cultures throughout millennia. In fact, the coconut is the foundation of most diets in tropic and sub-tropic countries. Though the flesh of the coconut is popular, as is its milk, the most widely used part of the coconut is its oil.

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Supporting a Healthy Prostate

June 14, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Let's face it, most men don't like talking about their prostate.  Nevertheless, although it's easy to ignore this inconspicuous organ, men should consider supporting the health of their prostate, as it affects the health of so many men.  In fact, if you’re a man who’s edging up there in years chances are good the prostate will start to cause problems. In this article we will talk briefly about the health issues that involve the prostate and how men can support their prostate through dietary and lifestyle changes and supplements.

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Animal or Vegetable

April 5, 2016 Debbie Bowman

What was on your dinner plate last night?  Corn on the cob, chicken teriyaki, maybe some tofu stir fry?  It all sounds pretty delicious.    But are you sure that was the only thing on your plate? Unless you purposely bred them it's likely that there were genetically modified organisms on the menu.  In fact, in North America, nearly eighty percent of our food is genetically modified. 

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Coconut Oil - Should You Love It Or Leave It?

March 28, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Called the "tree of life" in the Phillipines and the "all giving tree" in Indian classics, the coconut palm has sustained cultures throughout millennia.   In fact, the coconut is the foundation of most diets in tropic and subtropic countries.  Though the flesh of the coconut is popular, as is its milk, the most widely used part of the coconut is its oil.  Some say coconut oil is the best choice for one's good health.  Still, others say that since coconut oil is saturated it should be avoided.  Who should we believe?

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Genetically Modified Foods - Should We Avoid Them? And If So…How?

March 28, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Some call it Frankenfood… and some just call it dinner.  Genetically modified (GM)foods are considered by many to be our saving grace, as they're touted to have the ability to end world hunger.  But a growing number of scientists say that genetically modified foods will be the bane of our existence if the practice is left to continue unabated.  Who should we believe?  

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