DELISH: Apparently We've Been Cooking Rice Wrong This Whole Time And It Could Be Bad For Our Health
"The 'normal way' to good the good stuff is usually by simply boiling in a pan until the water has steamed out. But according to the people that know, it is thought that traces of the poison arsenic – a chemical that contaminates rice as a result of industrial toxins and pesticides used in the growing process – can be found in the rice even after cooking. But, when rice is soaked in water overnight before being cooked the next day, it results in an 80% reduction of the toxin." Read full story.
MUNCHIES: Woman Hospitalized After Drinking a Corrosive Latte from McDonald’s
"As Swedish news site The Local reports, Rebekah Sjölund recently bought a latte from a branch of the fast food chain in Ängelholm, southern Sweden. What she didn’t know was that the coffee had been made in a machine that should have been closed off from use, as it was being cleaned with a highly corrosive substance. Upon drinking her contaminated coffee, Sjölund experienced horrifying symptoms. She told The Local: 'I had difficulty breathing and could feel immediately that there was corrosion in my mouth. I was terrified.'" Read full story.
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WEB MD: Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim
"Switching to whole-grain foods might help keep your weight in check as much as a brisk 30-minute daily walk would, a new study suggests. Whole grains seem to both lower the number of calories your body absorbs during digestion and speed metabolism, explained study author J. Philip Karl. He's a nutrition scientist who did the research while a Ph.D. student in nutrition at Tufts University in Boston." Read full story.
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