Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coconut Oil

Time to get back to the basics with your cooking oil.

Two oils to use:

Olive
Coconut

Oil to avoid:

Canola

This recomendation is based on part on how the oils are created. Both olive and coconut oil can be made with primitive means. Mostly by pressing the oil out of the original plant.

Oils like Canola, while based on a plant, have been heavily modified with chemicals and high heat. You cannot create canola oil at home from the original ingredient (Rape seed)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Penguins

The survival rate of King penguins with metal bands on their flippers was 44 percent lower than those without bands and banded birds produced far fewer chicks, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The theory is that the metal bands — either aluminum or stainless steel — increase drag on the penguins when they swim, making them work harder, the study's authors said.
Author Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg in France, said the banded penguins looked haggard, appearing older than their actual age.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110112/ap_on_sc/us_sci_penguin_harm