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The Olympic's banning Carribean food...Wowzers.

"In a joint statement issued by the presidents of the World Anti-Doping Agency, InternationalOlympic Committee (IOC), and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), thefollowing foods have been placed on the list of banned substances issued by WADA: yam, greenbananas, cocoa, dasheen, breadfruit, ackee and saltfish, mackeral run down, turnedcornmeal, Jerked pork and chicken, escovietched fish Malta, Supligen, Milo (said to be thefood drink of Champions), Horlicks and coconut oil. Jamaicans seem to become extremelyathletic on diets with these foods. Coming out of WADA labs, one of the major bannedsubstances from Jamaica is the Cassava root, a high fibre, high starch tuber root eaten inJamaica. It has properties which are said to enhance endurance and cause muscle fibres to twitchfaster. This comes after extensive study of the diets of the Jamaican athletes which took part inthe Beijing 2008 Olympic games. Though natural foods it is felt by WADA that these foodsbecause of their unique properties give Jamaican athletes an unfair advantage. Highconcentrations of carbohydrates and other naturally occurring substances are said to bemimicking the effects of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). Some foods have been noted toin particular cause an unusual increase in the male hormone testosterone. As such WADA hasseen it fit to add these foods to the list of banned substances. Given the sensitivity of this issue,Jamaican athletes participating in the current Olympic games underway in Beijing have not beenbanned but must submit to these new restrictions within the next two years. Two substanceswhich have been discovered in testing of the Jamaican foods are “yamstenine”, a yam derivativeand “cocosterone”, a derivative of the coco plant. These substances have been found to mimicnandrolone and the blood booster EPO, hence the preliminary banning of the substancesthemselves and the banning of the foods they derive from."

Im upset by this It's great seeing african american people actually doing something productive now this? pish posh I say we boycott.

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