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10 Fishes to Avoid

Here are the 10 fishes we should avoid from eating according to Yahoo Health.

1. Catfishes. Imported catfishes are believed to contain antibiotics that are banned from the United States.

CatfishCatfish (image from kimthompsonartist.com)

2. Farmed Eel. These farmed eels are believed to have high mercury and PCB contents.

EelEel (image from europa.eu)

3. King Mackerel. These fishes also contain high levels of mercury.

King MackerelKing Mackerel (image from alltackle.com)

4. Orange Roughy. These kind of fishes also contain high levels of mercury.

Orange RoughyOrange Roughy (image from tamu.edu)

5. Chilean Sea Bass. These fishes also contain mercury.

Chilean Sea BassChilean Sea Bass (image from nytimes.com)

6. Shark. Shark meat are believed to have high mercury contents.

SharkShark (image from wikimedia.org)

7. Imported Shrimp. Imported ones are believed to have high antibiotics and chemical residues.

Imported ShrimpImported Shrimp (image from kcrw.com)

8. Swordfish. These fishes also contain mercury.

SwordfishSwordfish (image from kingsailfishmounts.com)

9. Tilefish. These fishes also contain mercury.

TilefishTilefish (image from fooduniversity.com)

10. Bluefin Tuna. These fishes also contain mercury.

Bluefin TunaBluefin Tuna (image from europacifictuna.com)

Top 10 cleansing foods

In the diversity of food materials that we consume every day, it is best to detox ourselves from time to time for us to stay healthy and fit.

Below are some of the top cleansing foods which I just recently stumbled upon from a lifestyle section of abs-cbnnews.com.

1. Lemons. These are best source of Vitamin C and are good for detoxification since these have alkaline effects on the body as these restores the body’s pH balance.

Lemon and GingerLemons and Ginger

2. Ginger. Ginger has an antioxidant property which help flush out highly consumed fatty foods and alcohols. It also help counteract nausea.

3. Garlic. One thing which I always hear from my grandparents about the health benefits of garlic is that it is best for the heart and even help any heart diseases.  It also has some detoxifying effects on the body.

4. Artichoke. These are good after a fat-filled and alcohol-filled meal because of its high content of antioxidant and fat fibers.

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5. Beetroot. Aside from its detoxifying abilities, Beetroots have are good immune boosters because of its high content of vitamin C and other minerals like magnesium and iron.

6. Green Tea. We always hear that green teas are good for losing weight, but aside from that, it is also good a detoxifying fluid.

7. Cabbage. Cabbage has weight losing capacity and a good detox food as well because of its content, sulforaphane, which fights body toxins.

8. Fresh Fruit. Fresh fruits always have loads of vitamins and minerals but low in calories. These are also good detox diet.

9. Brown Rice. Good source of B vitamins, magnesium, manganese and phosphorous and is a good detoxifying agent.

10. Watercress. What I loved most about watercress is its natural diuretic properties. That is why I loved this as breakfast meal. Other detoxifying elements from watercress include zinc, Vitamin E and B vitamins as well as Vitamin C. It also has potassium.

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‘Clean 15’: 2013 List of Fruits & Vegetables Least Contaminated By Pesticides

It is always good to eat clean and least contaminated with pesticides fruits and vegetables. Isn’t it? So, to assure the public what fruits and vegetables are least contaminated with pesticides, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2013 list of fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated with pesticides and called them Clean 15.

These are the Clean 15, 2013 list of fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated with pesticides:

  1. Corn
  2. Onions
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocados
  5. Cabbage
  6. Frozen Sweet Peas
  7. Papaya
  8. Mangoes
  9. Asparagus
  10. Eggplant
  11. Kiwi
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Sweet Potato
  15. Mushrooms

Lead Found In Imported Rice in America

M has been worrying about his laptop computer and used to ask me how to reformat hard drive so that he can just do his laptop on his own. I personally don’t have any ideas on how to reformat hard drive, so I just browse over the internet some keys on doing it. However, in the middle of my research online, an alarming news about rice halted me from what I first worked on.

The news article says that there’s a worrisome levels of lead found in imported rice in America after a research was done lead by Tsanangurayi Tongesayi in Monmouth University in New Jersey. The rice analysis results showed that rice consumed in America has higher than acceptable levels of lead. These imported rice came from Asia, Europe and South America.

This research on rice made me think if the rice that is imported in the country from other Asian countries does also contain lead?

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