Super foods, fermented foods, processed foods and more from the week-end readings

It has been well marketed by the “healthy” food industry (if such a thing exists) and highly recommended by a number of dieticians that quinoa and other exotic grains and edible plaints. However, slowly but surely, their fame is fading. It is not due to lack of their nutritional value – they are marvelous under certain circumstances. But because their consumption may not be right and just as once thought. An article from Mother Jones offers more details “Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and Other “Superfoods” a Scam?”

Fermented foods, vegetables in particular, which culturally may be much closer to the diet of many of us than delicious but exotic foods (as above), have shown to boost an immune system. More in the piece by Dr. Mercola Learn How to Make Cultured Veggies at Home to Boost Your Immune System.

From Food Day, this is a must to read, watch and show to children: Mr. Zee’s Apple Factory: A Children’s Story about Processed Food

This may be slightly of the topic but significant on the topic of prevention and providing equal access to treatments: Medicaid Expansion Denial Will Cost States Billions: Report.

Further, Sen. Bernie Sanders describes What Can We Learn From Denmark? about child care, raising families, education, healthcare, taxes, unemployment and security for elderly and disables.

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