This Week in Nutrition: Flame Retardants in Farmed Salmon, Plus the Benefits of Beans

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It wasn’t a great week for salad lovers as news emerged of leafy greens‘ role in 23% of 128,269 food-borne illness cases. However, most people were busier planning for Super Bowl Sunday—as good a time as any to set aside one’s New Year’s resolutions and eat without any reservations. Here are five healthy and wellness stories that should be on your radar this week:

  • Science Daily: A deep-fried food habit—e.g., eating French fries more than once a week—can lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer.
  • The Miami Herald: Beans are a good and affordable source of protein, various vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Time: Load up on 20 tips for healthier snacks, including recipes for lentil chili, tortilla hummus pizzas, baked sweet potato steak fries, and mushroom sliders.
  • Prevention: Farmed salmon has been found to contain higher levels of contaminants and flame-retardants than wild salmon.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald: A vegetarian diet can lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and chance of heart disease.

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