Eating rice once a day can increase arsenic levels in the body by at least 44%, according to a new study from Consumer Reports.
The study surveyed more than 60 different rice products ranging from infant cereals to rice pasta and rice drinks and found “worrisome” levels of inorganic arsenic in most of the products. Others suggest, however, the levels are not cause for concern.
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That’s right, it’s September 19, which means it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day once again. In fact, it is the 10th annual Talk Like a Pirate Day, which was brought to the world's attention by a Dave Barry column published a decade ago and which has been gaining followers ever since.
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
September is National Honey Month.
Fun fact: to make one pound of honey, a honeybee needs to tap 2 million flowers. No wonder they’re called worker bees.
Honey has been around since before the dawn of humanity, but we’ve been relying on it to sweeten our food and drink since we caught on. Some of the earliest references to honey can be found in paintings on cave walls in Spain and Greece.