Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Eating healthy? - Get ready to be grossed out

Eggs: While most eggs aren't going to make anyone sick, experts estimate that more than 2 million germy eggs (as in Salmonella infected) get into circulation each year, sickening 660,000 people each year and killing as many as 300. - Sarah Jio

NVDL: Makes you think twice about even buying these foods...
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Melons: Get ready to be grossed out. According to the article, "when the FDA sampled domestically grown cantaloupe, it found that 3.5 percent of the melons carried Salmonella and Shigella, the latter a bacteria normally passed person-to-person. Among imported cantaloupe, 7 percent tested positive for both bugs." Ewww. Your best bet: Scrub your melons with a little mild dish soap and warm water before slicing. (Stayhealthy with these delicious winter

Peaches: They're pretty, but that's just skin-deep. Health experts warn that peach skins are doused in pesticides before they make it to grocery store to prevent blemishes. On average, a peach can contain as many as nine different pesticides, according to the USDA. This is one
fruit you might want to buy organic (which may have blemishes, but won't have pesticides). (Here'sHow Peaches Can Help You Build Muscle.)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Guess we'll have to start growing our own veggies & keep a couple of hens!!