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.
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 .
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.
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.

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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