Edible Island Nutrition News

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

The Many Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

March 28, 2016 Debbie Bowman

The idea of consuming fermented foods may be new to you, but the practice of preparing and consuming fermented foods has been around for thousands of years. Back in the day, though, people fermented foods as a means of preservation. Today we ferment foods for taste and for the many health benefits fermented foods have to offer.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup - Is It As Evil As We've Been Told?

March 28, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Most of us have read or heard of the hype being touted about the evils of high fructose corn syrup, (HFCS).  In fact, it wasn't that long ago that I let my daughter choose a Jones soda, sweetened with cane sugar, over a normal soda, sweetened with HFCS, and felt I had made a good choice for her health.  But was I duped?  Have we all been duped into thinking that one sweetener is better than another?  Let's look at the facts.  

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Protecting your Bones from the Silent Thief

March 28, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bones, is a serious problem faced by men and women of all ages.  In fact, fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.  At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.

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Foods That Fight Seasonal Allergies

March 28, 2016 Debbie Bowman

Sneezy, Wheezy, Puffy, Itchy, Watery, Drippy, Dopey…..no, I'm not naming any dwarves, I'm listing some of the ways we feel when we are afflicted with seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, pollinosis and allergic rhinitis. Seasonal allergies are triggered by allergens that are emitted from weeds, grasses and tree pollens. Essentially, our body overreacts to these allergens and causes something known as a histamine response.

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Clean Green!

March 23, 2016 Debbie Bowman

The average home today contains more toxic chemicals than the average chemistry laboratory at the turn of the century, and ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity. More than 72,000 chemicals have been produced since WWII, but the majority of these synthetic chemicals have never been tested for acute or long term effects, or their combined or cumulative effects.  Many of these chemicals created for use during the war have found their way into our homes. 

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