- 10/28/2015 11:14:21 AM
If you are going to chart non-GMO, you should also chart pesticide levels. Most people don't understand that Non-GMO almost always means much higher levels of pesticide. You have to pick your poison.
- by kq4ym, Data Doctor
- 10/28/2015 11:05:53 AM
Good points on the gluten. It might be interesting to chart GMO foods as well for those who want that choice. Now what we really need is a chart of foods that everyone can agree on it's healthiness. I guess we'll wait a long time for that one!
- by impactnow, Blogger
- 10/23/2015 2:57:05 PM
I think I guessed most of the options correctly but I love that you were cognizant of screen. readers I have family members with visual impairments and so many still cannot effectively use the web. Thank you for showing other how to make graphs friendlier to screen readers.As we all age these tools will be useful to many of us.
- by Ariella, Blogger
- 10/22/2015 1:24:52 PM
@Lyndon_Henry I can vouch for any myself, though you can check out Huffington Post's recommendations under the title "The Best Gluten_Free Breads: Our Taste Test Results." The article ran back in 2012, so there might be something more current out there. Some people make their own out of gluten free flours, which can be made from a variety of grains.
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 10/22/2015 12:39:34 PM
It's actually amusing to see "gluten-free" labels on all kinds of food that never naturally have gluten in them, as if boasting of an added health benefit. But, as I alluded to here, people who go out of their way to avoid gluten when they don't have to often deprive themselves of whole grain benefits.
One of my medical practitioners referred me to a book that advised me to eliminate glutens, totally, to reduce weight (nothing to do with celiac disease). Well, I have substantially reduced gluten consumption, but have not totally eliminated it.
I tried to find a gluten-free bread. There was one I tried made from potato flour. Yuk.
Wheat cultivation was certainly one of mankind's greatest early achievements, and one which perhaps was crucial to the development of civilization. I'm hesitant to expunge wheat completely from my diet, but right now bread is a rather rare treat. Unfortunately...
- by jmyerson2, Data Doctor
- 10/21/2015 5:01:58 PM
When I mentioned that I just had my lentils soup in my last comment to this blog, I was thinking about one of my previous editors who often would start the chat with guacamole salad. He would ask the chat participants to do likewise. He was certainly a very health conscious person. He would also advise us not to have coffee. It was a very good advice he gave. -- Judith, Blogger
- 10/21/2015 1:37:53 PM
I agree, but the pitiful thing is that they believe eliminating gluten will help them lose weight and is a healthy thing. They have no idea that it is a protein.
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