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Walnuts aren’t the only food whose health benefits the FDA has tried to suppress. Producers of pomegranate juice and green tea, among others, have felt the bureaucrats’ wrath whenever they have suggested that their products are good for people.
Meanwhile, Faloon points out, foods that have little to no redeeming value are advertised endlessly, often with dubious health claims attached. For example, Frito-Lay is permitted to make all kinds of claims about its fat-laden, fried products, including that Lay’s potato chips are “heart healthy.” Faloon concludes that “the FDA obviously does not want the public to discover that they can reduce their risk of age-related disease by consuming healthy foods. They prefer consumers only learn about mass-marketed garbage foods that shorten life span by increasing degenerative disease risk.”
Faloon thinks he knows why this is the case. First, by stifling competition from makers of more healthful alternatives, junk food manufacturers, who he says “heavily lobb[y]” the federal government for favorable treatment, will rake in ever greater profits. Second, by making it less likely that Americans will consume healthful foods, big pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers stand to gain by selling more “expensive cardiac drugs, stents, and coronary bypass procedures” to those made ill by their diets.
Walnuts lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease--study
A new study claims eating small portions of the nuts regularly may play a beneficial role in supporting cognitive function and delaying the onset of the rapid memory decline in elderly people. - See more at: www.themedguru.com...
According to experts, the vitamin E and flavonoids found in walnuts can help stave off the harmful free radical chemicals that are known to cause dementia, the degenerative condition which is characterized by a progressive deterioration in cognitive function and the ability to process thought intelligently. - See more at: www.themedguru.com...
Crap, so are they going to come after me because I have walnut trees?
Anyone coming at my trees with a chainsaw will soon be busy picking rock salt out of their rear end.
In all seriousness, it seems they are becoming quit militant about anything that is good for us. How much more of their bs are we going to take?
They can take my nuts from my cold dead hands.