Healthy Food & Drink Resources (02)

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A Food Systems Approach to Dairy Product Safety
As the popularity of dairy food rises as an important factor in a healthy diet, dairy food safety becomes increasingly important. This project of Pennsylvania State University intends to understand the influence of pre-harvest, post-harvest and post-processing factors on the safety and consumer perception of safety of milk and dairy products. In pre-harvest milk safety, it seeks to know what it'll take to eliminate pathogenic bacteria in milk. In post-harvest, the goals are to understand heat and mass transfer in pasteurization systems and figure out how toxins can produced during milk production and pasteurization. Post-porcess it wants t5o know how consumers perceive processing technologies in terms of safety, as well as evaluate the economic benefits of uniuqe processing methods.

Benefits and Origins of Tahitian and Hawaiian Noni Juice
Noni Juice: Is It a Cure All or Just a Healthy Drink? is an article by Ray Sahelian, M.D., discussing noni juice benefits and origins. Originating in Tahiti, noni juice is also found in Hawaii, where it grows especially well in the Hawaiian volcanic ash. For thousands of years it has been used by the Polynesians as a remedy for a broad range of health ailments. According to Dr. Sahelian, noni juice has been documented to contain a mixture of anthraquinones, organic acids, xeronine, several vitamins (such as beta-carotene, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine), some minerals, iron and calcium. The potassium content of noni is similar to that in tomato juice and orange juice. Read on to learn more about noni juice benefits and other ailments noni juice is used for, which includes treating infections, diabetes and cancer. Also included are reported noni juice side effects.

Eating Healthy for Kids
Show this web site to any child in your life and he or she can easily read the kid-friendly writing that describes which foods are best and which ones are not as good for them. It's essential to teach healthy eating to children, and this web site accomplishes that. It includes a chart in various food group categories and it lists certain foods on the good, OK and "whoa" (bad food) list.

Nutritional Information for Popular Food Items
Here's your chance to get detailed nutritional information on food and drinks to determine which are healthy foods and healthy drinks. You can get nutritional information on fats and oils, ethnic foods, cereals, beef, baked products, baby foods, poultry, meals and side dishes, nuts and seeds, fast food, pork, sausages and lunch meats and much more. Just click on the food category and you can see the serving sizes and calories and nutritional information.


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