FDA Says Walnuts Are Illegal Drugs

by Marius

Although there are studies and published papers supporting the claim that ingesting walnuts improves vascular health and may reduce heart attack risk, FDA forced a distributor of packaged walnuts to remove these claims from their website.

Instead of considering these studies, FDA has effectively censored the information and our right to be informed.

On the other hand, FDA doesn't take any stand against the health claims made by Frito-Lay®'s, a subsidiary of the PepsiCo, Inc that promote high acrylamide-containing fried carbohydrates as a healthy food.

When carbohydrate foods are cooked at high temperature (as occurs when potatoes are fried in sunflower oil to make potato chips), a toxic compound called acrylamide is formed.

According to the National Cancer Institute, "acrylamide is considered to be a mutagen and a probable human carcinogen, based mainly on studies in laboratory animals."

Support the Free Speech About Science bill to put an end to censorship of science, and to enable the natural health products community to share peer-reviewed scientific findings with the public.

Read more in Life Extension Magazine August 2011

Sources: Life Extension Magazine August 2011

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