The World's Healthiest Foods

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High-Temperature Cooking & The World's Healthiest Foods

(Note: All temperatures below are reported in Fahrenheit measurements). One of the greatest insults to nourishment in our modern, fast-paced, and processed food culture is the high heat at which so much of our food is cooked. We deep fat fry at ...

Food of the Week: Flaxseeds

Sometime between 4000 and 2000 BC, flax cultivation became a common practice in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and in regions of the Middle East, and there is some evidence that flax cultivation may have started even thousands of years ...

Recipe of the Week: Dijon Flaxseed Dressing

This quick and easy dressing uses Flaxseed oil and ground Flaxseeds. ...

I've heard a lot about eating a "colorful diet." Should I pick fruits and vegetables based on color to help me get more benefits from these foods?

Color shouldn't be the only factor when picking fruits and vegetables - but it also shouldn't be ignored. In this article, we will tell you when to rely on color and when to rely on other features of fruits and vegetables. You'll learn the basis of ...

Best sources of Omega-3 Fats

No type of fat has been getting more recent publicity than omega-3s, and you're very likely to have seen TV ads or heard radio infomercials about this unique type of fat. However, much of the omega-3 publicity you've heard has probably been focused ...

I have heard conflicting views from manufacturers and scientists regarding how long it takes flax seed oil to go rancid and not be safe for use. Can you clarify this issue for me?

All oils, under certain circumstances, will "go rancid" at some point in time. Whether it's flax seed oil or any other kind of oil, with respect to determining its shelf life and the development of rancidity, you need to pay attention to its ...

From the kitchen: Tips for Preparing Flaxseeds

Grind flaxseeds in a coffee, seed, or spice grinder in order to enhance their digestibility and therefore their nutritional value. If adding ground flaxseeds to a cooked cereal or grain dish, do so at the end of cooking since the soluble fiber in ...

What is acrylamide and how is it involved with food and health?

Acrylamide is a potentially toxic and potentially cancer-causing substance that can be naturally present in uncooked, raw foods in very small amounts. But for this substance to pose a risk of toxicity or cancer, it must be present in foods in much ...

What are your recommendations about flaxseed oil?

First of all, it's important to think about flaxseed oil as falling outside of the category of "cooking oils." It's never a good idea to treat flaxseed oil as a cooking oil - it's composition is simply too delicate and easily oxidized to risk ...

How do our vegetable recommendations at WHFoods compare with common public health recommendations?

At WHFoods, we place greater emphasis on vegetables than most common public health recommendations. In fact, we are not aware of any widely publicized vegetable recommendations that focus as much on vegetables as much as we do. You will find public ...

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