Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

Genetically modified foods are also known as GM and GMO foods.  All over the world, there is a debate going on about GM foods. Experts are divided about their effect on human beings and animals. But there is a strong concurrence that such foods are not beneficial at all and that they are actually inimical to foods. There are some experiments done regarding genetically modified foods and they had proved to have a long-term effect on human health. In fact, many experiments related to animals revealed that severe health problems occurred due to the consuming of genetically modified foods.

About genetically modified foods

The main goal of GM foods started with the intention to fulfill the feeding requirements of the huge population in poor nations to prevent against lack of foods. We can get more than sufficient foods from GM foods. The expected advantage of GM foods is that it can generate adequate amounts of foods and decrease the requirement of extra herbicides and pesticides. These GM plants can survive by enduring severe changes in climate conditions. On the other hand, it is found that because of GM plants there are severe damages to animals, people, and environment rather than the advantages.  Externally GMO diets are similar to non-GMO diets and contain similar nutrients. On the other hand, GMO diets DNA are distinctively comparing to non-GMO.

Foods are usually genetically modified while inserting the genes of viruses, bacteria, animals, insects and even human beings into plants DNA to change the creatures’ characteristics. This process usually is done in crops to generate herbicides resistant plants to wipe out weeds and to enhance plants to generate toxins chemicals to destroy insects which are unsafe for crops. Bacillus thuringiensis toxin can be defined as soil bacteria. It is being utilized as a pesticide to kill harmful bacteria for several years. If insects crunch into the plant cells the toxic chemicals go into the insect and breaks its stomach and destroy insects.

GM plants consist such kind of characteristic to kill insects and to protect itself from insects. On the other hand, this occurs for longer periods, insects will get resistance to these kinds of poisons and would be required more powerful herbicides and strong chemicals to protect crops from insects. If insects get strong resistance against GM foods, we cannot generate more strong pesticides to save crops. In the country of US, the more popular genetically modified crops are 91 percent soya beans, 88 percent cotton and 85 percent corn. Sadly FDA is not needed the diet labels which represents GM foods. It is amazing to know that several processed diets which we consume are genetically modified foods such as soups, condiments, sodas, and crackers.

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Here mentioned some GMO foods, those are canola, cotton, sugar beets, yellow squash, zucchini, soy, corn, alfalfa, Hawaiian papaya. Some genetically modified animal foods are generated by inserting rBGH. Enzymes, artificial sweetener aspartame, foods additives, flavorings consist of GM. It is better to eliminate such kind of GM foods from the regular diet but it is hard to eliminate because the most percentage of diets consists of GM ingredients which are derived from corn.

Some of these ingredients are mentioned below.

  • Citric Acid
  • Cornmeal
  • Aspartame
  • Caramel
  • Colorimetry
  • Cellulose
  • Corn oil
  • Fructose or glucose
  • Dextrose
  • Dyes
  • Cornstarch
  • Food starch or modified foods starch
  • Sorbitol
  • Vanilla extract
  • Xantham Gum
  • Dextrin or maltodextrin
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Mono- and triglycerides
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Some soya bean ingredients also derived from GMO soy. Those are lecithin, soy isolate, soy flour, soy protein, isoflavone. So it is better to avoid GM soya beans.

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Brain Food Enhance Mood End Depression

How can eating brain food make you feel good, when ice cream and cookies are off the menu?

Researchers find meals high in protein and complex carbohydrates (not processed sweets!) can turn into brain food — foods that lift your spirits and improve your mood.

The combination of protein and carbohydrate delivers the amino acids and glucose your brain uses to produce serotonin and other neurotransmitters to keep you feeling good. Some say that higher serotonin levels can change a bad mood into a good mood.

Your Brain Needs Protein supplies amino acids required to stimulate neurotransmitters.

Antioxidants from a variety of vitamins and minerals protects against free radical damage.

Glucose affects serotonin production.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids stabilize mood swings, keeping from falling too low.

Selenium is a mineral thought to prevent depression.

Vitamins C, D, B complex are good vitamins for memory that also support depression prevention.

Calcium in dairy products can be calming and help end depression.

Foods to Eat

Vegetables of all kinds provide good carbohydrate elements to stimulate serotonin, activate antioxidants, and supply the vitamins that defeat depression.

Brown rice, red beans, seeds, and oats are strong in protein and high in fiber.

Fish, another protein source, is high in vitamin B 12 which helps end depression.Fruit like citrus and vegetables like spinach supply the depression fighting vitamins C and B complex. Whole grains contribute the same mix.

Salmon and flaxseeds are excellent sources for omega 3 fatty acids, which are said to help stabilize mood swings.

Nuts, especially Brazil nuts, deliver selenium.

Chocolate contains chemicals (like theobromine, phenylethylamine, and anandamide) that boost mental vigor and that in love high that strikes you around Valentine’s Day.

Bananas, avocados, almonds, pumpkin and sesame seeds, and cheese all provide the same phenytlethylamine (PEA) found in chocolate, along with good fats and antioxidant nutrients.

Smart Eating Plan

Meals that mix protein and carbohydrates deliver nutrients that put you in a perfect state of mind to maintain your good mood. This eating plan is great for high fiber foods that deliver potent vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

At breakfast, the carbohydrate and antioxidants in oatmeal is best blended with omega 3 fats (flaxseeds) and added protein (pumpkin or sunflower seeds). Add fruit and dairy to bolster your carbs for a good start to the day.

A mid-morning snack of yogurt is calming and healthy.

Lunches featuring high protein (fish, seafood) and high carbohydrate foods (spinach, leafy salads) deliver exactly what a good mood needs.

Afternoon snacks best boost nutrients and carbohydrates. Try a banana and granola bar to keep you feeling good.

Add more good fat (nuts, avocado, seeds) to a high-protein dinner. Brown rice and beans along side a serving of lean meat or fish, boosts protein, complex carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins.

Before bedtime snack suggestions include sherbet, frozen yogurt, or fruit to add a little glucose to stimulate serotonin production. Pair with chamomile tea for a soothing night’s sleep.