I thought this study was very relevant to the recent tainted peanut case that has been all over the news and FDA for the last number of months.  If eating nuts is a food that can help with controlling diabetes, well let’s get with it and make sure they are not tainted.  image

On the blog, I keep the widget that shows the latest food recalls from the FDA.  The latest efforts from the FDA is to outsource the inspections to state authorities. 

Kroger has used some technology to keep the potentially contaminated products out of the hands of consumers, so could we perhaps see something along these lines with the FDA in the way of some business Intelligence software to help police the reporting and compliance end?  Enforcement agencies need software to help them do their job, and alerts ahead of time for potential issues before they go to the market place for the consumer.  I have mentioned this quite a bit in past posts with a bank of servers that would collect batch information and report in, and then the FDA as well as the factory has the numbers, before anything is shipped.  It needs to be done electronically as humans can only be in so many places at one time.  BD

Kroger uses technology to help identify and inform consumers of recalled products

FDA Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak 2009. Flash Player 9 is required.For those of us who are savvy on health food, what I’m about to tell you will come as no surprise, if not, hold onto your hats. If you have heard about “good fats” such as poly-unsaturated fats and omega fatty acids, found in fish and olive oil, then you know that researchers and nutrition professionals agree that these fats should replace the “bad fats” including trans fats and saturated fats found in junk food.

Another tool in this arsenal is surprisingly common: nuts. That’s right; you can munch your way to a lower glycemic index and control diabetes all while snacking on some peanuts.

Study findings showed that the group given the supplement with all mixed nuts had a significantly reduced LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol levels compared to the full dose muffin group. Additionally, there was also a significant reduction in HbA1c levels in participants with full dose mixed nut supplement than the other two diets. This indicates a greater glycemic control and higher degree of effectively managing diabetes.

Slow Down Diabetes By Going Nuts

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