20 Jul '11, 7pm

Veg-Lovers: Protect Yourself from Food-Borne Illnesses: First of all, let’s be clear; the major source of food-b...

Veg-Lovers: Protect Yourself from Food-Borne Illnesses: First of all, let’s be clear; the major source of food-b...

First of all, let’s be clear; the major source of food-borne illness is meat , according to Keith R. Schneider, Ph.D, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Safety and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. You’re likely reducing your chances of getting sick just by sticking to plant-based foods. In fact, 50 percent of poultry has pathogens on it, according to Good Morning America , so it’s infinitely important to cook poultry to 165 degrees. But it’s also important to take precautions with your produce because often times, especially in the summer time, you eat it raw. How's Your Immunity? When your immunity is low you’re much more likely to be susceptible to dangerous pathogens so make sure you’re getting enough fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, and omega fatty acids as well as backing it all up with a multi-vitamin . Cutting out fruits and vegetab...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/veg-lovers-p...

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eatdrinkbetter.com 24 Jul '11, 8am

Strawberries, bananas, and peppermint leaves, plus a cup of water (though at this time of the year, sometimes I use ice cu...