Raw food diet, raw foodism can have health benefits

Raw foodism has been circulating for more than a century but has seen surging popularity in recent times.

This movement defines raw food as not having been cooked to temperatures over 118 degrees. The diet allows several “no-cook” alternative preparation methods, including juicing, fermenting, dehydrating, soaking and sprouting.

Not surprisingly, raw foodists typically are vegan, though some also consume raw fish, meat and dairy.

Why raw?

Proponents say it’s healthier than our usual diet of cooked meals, that foods in their natural form are more nutritious.

Benefits attributed to raw food include a lower risk of disease, improved energy, better looking skin and less body fat.

Health experts warn, though, that eating a mostly raw diet could lead to some unintended health consequences.

Key benefits include that a raw food diet often is high in fresh fruits and vegetables, which often are lacking in a standard American diet. That means

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Daughter Of Immigrants Among Health Workers Heading To Super Bowl

TAMPA, FL — When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs square off in Super Bowl LV, among those in the stands of Raymond James Stadium will be thousands of front-line health care workers who have been working in risking throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Of the 25,000 fans allowed to attend the game in person, about 7,500 of those in attendance will be vaccinated health care workers. Among them is a 26-year-old registered nurse and lifelong Hillsborough County resident who never imagined when she decided to attend nursing school that, just a few years later, she’d be caring for patients during a global pandemic.

A nurse at AdventHealth Tampa hospital Paulina Rivera of Plant City is the daughter of Mexican immigrants Martha and Marcial Rivera, and the first in her family to attend college.

Rivera began working at AdventHealth Tampa about three years ago and, throughout the coronavirus pandemic,

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Zeeland plant completes occupational health center – News – Holland Sentinel

ZEELAND — An employer in Zeeland has invested $150,000 in a facility upgrade to better focus on the health and safety of its staff.

Tyson Foods completed the facility upgrade in January, according to a statement from the company.

The occupational health center includes a waiting area with sound barriers for privacy and a separate COVID-19 testing room equipped with a standalone, hospital-grade HEPA filtration unit.

The waiting area is currently arranged for up to six team members and will be suitable for up to 20 employees post-COVID. The current testing room will also be repurposed as a third exam room.

In addition to the health center, the plant has added $2 million to its budget to support additional protective measures, including the hiring of two full-time nurses, a more robust approach to on-site testing and

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Health Canada says baby foods safe after U.S. investigates levels of toxic metals

OTTAWA — Health Canada is reassuring parents that baby foods sold in the country are safe after reviewing the results of a U.S. investigation into levels of toxic metals in products from several major manufacturers.

The department says in an emailed statement that it works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to regularly monitor for trace elements, including arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.

It says the levels in Canada are “low and not expected to pose a safety concern” based on the available surveillance data.

The U.S. report released Thursday says the House of Representatives subcommittee on economic and consumer policy requested test results from seven of America’s largest baby food manufacturers and received information from four, while three refused to comply.

It says arsenic, lead and cadmium were present in baby foods made by the four responding companies at levels higher than the maximum amounts allowed in other products,

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