Sugar Beets Make Hemoglobin

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Hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, is found in plants, too, including sugar beets

Beet hemoglobin is nearly identical to human hemoglobin and might one day become a blood substitute Continue reading

Infographic: Organic vs. Conventional Foods

ovnHere is an excellent Inforgraphic showing the parallels in foods that are Organic and those that are either GM (Genetically Modified) or Conventional (use of pesticides and other harmful components of our food supply).  While the differences between organic foods and conventionally grown foods may not seem big, there can be some noticeable ecological and visual differences between the two. The biggest differences would be the use of pesticides and other types of chemicals Continue reading

Your Body Differentiates between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar

A current television commercial from the Corn Refiners Association touts the equality of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to cane sugar. It claims, “When it comes to corn sugar or cane sugar, your body doesn’t know the difference. Sugar is sugar.” True, sugar is sugar, but it certainly is not HFCS, a highly processed sweetener that is linked to obesity and a host of other health problems. This, undoubtedly, is the reason for the marketing strategy of changing its name to corn sugar, an attempt to have consumers believe that all sugar is created equal.

SUGAR BROKEN DOWN

Sugar is the broad spectrum term for  Continue reading