28 DECEMBER 2015

The dangers of diet soda

It’s not always easy to make healthy choices, especially with fancy marketing and sexy food and drink products everywhere you turn.

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22 DECEMBER 2015

Breaking Free of Processed Foods

Eliminating all processed foods is not a realistic goal. But, placing an emphasis on whole, fresh products can reduce our dependence on these convenience foods.

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5 AUGUST 2015

This Is Your Brain On Sugar

Being able to make complex dietary choices is an incredibly important skill in this age of crowded supermarkets and high fructose corn syrup. Wading through all of the available information is often half the battle.

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15 JUNE 2015

Why Are We So Addicted To Sugar?

“Candy is dandy, particularly to Americans, who spent $32 billion on sweets in 2011; per capita consumption was 25 pounds. Formerly a luxury item for the rich, candy became affordable with the decline of sugar prices and rise of mass production in the 19th century. The word itself comes from qandi: Arabic for a sugar confection.” – Rich Cohen

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14 MAY 2015

Skepticism Needed When Buying Foods Labeled ‘Healthy’: Expert

Clever food labeling can fool well-intentioned consumers into believing that foods labeled sugar-free, fat-free or whole-wheat are healthy choices, a dietitian says.

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9 APRIL 2015

Still Eat Conventional Meat or Poultry? Preservatives, Antimicrobials, Antifungals, and Viral Sprays Saturate Factory Farmed Sources

70 percent of all beef and chicken sold in the United States, Canada, UK and Australia and many other countries contain a growing number of preservatives, meat glues, and antibacterial/antifungal/antiviral sprays. They also are commonly treated with carbon monoxide gas injections to make meat appear more fresh than it actually is.

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6 APRIL 2015

How to Eat Foods Without Preservatives

Checking the ingredients on any packet of food is something that we should do just as a matter of course and when you’re looking through those ingredients and you start coming across things you don’t recognize, it’s probably time to put that particular food item back on the shelf.

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2 MARCH 2015

Which Produce Have the Most Pesticides?

Are you concerned about the amount of pesticides in your food?

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28 OCTOBER 2013

10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

When you drink diet soda, you’re not taking in any calories—but you’re also not swallowing anything that does your body any good, either.

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19 JUNE 2013

Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

Elementary schools are less likely to sell unhealthy snack foods and drinks if school districts or states have rules that limit the sale of such products, a new study finds.

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