Saturday, May 19, 2007

Food and happiness



According to UK government data, between 1940 and 1991-

The typical British potato lost 47% of its copper and 45% of its iron.

Carrots lost 75% of their magnesium.

Broccoli lost 75% of its calcium.

A study in Canada showed that between 1951 and 1999 -

Potatoes lost all of their vitamin A and 57% of their vitamin C

People would have to eat eight oranges to obtain the same amount of vitamin A their grandparents did from a single orange.

In a survey by the WWF, UK volunteers had their blood tested for the presence of 77 man-made chemicals. All of the volunteers were found to be contaminated.
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Some scientists claim chemical changes are a cause of the dramatic increase in illnesses such as -
chronic fatigue syndrome,
hormone-related imbalances,
mental illness,
asthma and eczema .
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Some scientists blame chemicals for the decline in western male fertility in the last 20 years.
In Denmark 40% of men now have subnormal sperm counts.
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Research suggests that people with stress-related diseases commonly have a lack of magnesium in their diet. Magnesium is often referred to as the 'anti-stress mineral', and sources include bananas, beans, broccoli, spinach, oats, mangoes, nuts and tuna.
Vitamin C increases the production of noradrenaline, a hormone essential for activity and alertness. People with low vitamin C in their diet are more at risk of developing symptoms of depression.
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Sales of organic milk and cheese rise as consumers demand ...

America′s greenest retail food giant comes here next month, and UK ...

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