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Issue #55 -- Cancer and the Color of Your Food
December 06, 2007

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December 6, 2007 Issue #55


1) Cancer and the Color of Your Food
2) Deciphering Food Expiration Dates
3) Sweet Misery
4) Holiday Specials
5) Healthy Products and Services

Cancer and the Color of Your Food

Blue, red and purple fruits and vegetables contain chemicals called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are antioxidants and have been shown to fight colon cancer.

The most potent anthocyanin-rich foods are blackberries, blueberries, red grapes, red raspberries and strawberries. In general, most berries contain anthocyanins, as well as pomegranates, cherries, plums, red cabbage and apples.

Deciphering Food Expiration Dates

"Sell by" - "Best if used by" - "best before" - "Use by"

No doubt you've seen these stamped on packages of food you've purchased in the grocery store. Have you ever wondered what they really mean? Does food have to be used by the Sell by" date? Does it really make any difference?

Here are five food safety tips from a Business Week article titled "The Truth About Food Expiration Dates."

1) "Sell by" is generally a guide for grocers (potentially confusing for shoppers who might regard it as an expiration date)

2) "Best if used by" or "best before" usually refers to optimum food flavor or quality it's not necessarily an indication that the food will be spoiled on or after that date

3) "Use by" is an expiration date if the date has passed, pass on it

4) Milk products generally stay fresh for up to five days after their "sell by" date provided they've been properly refrigerated (choose organic, rBST or rBGH free. Raw is best.)

5) Eggs store very well refrigerated eggs are usually good for more than a month after their "sell by" date. (The healthiest eggs are organic eggs from free range chickens.)

Sweet Misery

If you use aspartame or MSG or know anyone who does, this is a must see. You can watch it online at

Holiday Specials - available until December 20 at noon Pacific time.

Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not, new 2007 edition, is available at a 15% discount at

Help your famly and friends to make sure that the food they eat contains only safe ingredients. This book makes a great stocking stuffer. Give the gift of health this holiday season. If you don't have a copy yet, pick one up for yourself too. If you have an earlier version, you'll still want the 2007 expanded and improved edition. It has new information that is well worth it. You'll be glad you did., has a three 15% off specials on Dying To Look Good, Food Additives, and a Limited Time Special Offer with Dying To Look Good, Food Additives, Healthy Eating and 6 special reports at

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Healthy Products and Services

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Healthy Eating Coaching
If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.

Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
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