11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola)

11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola)

1. Phosphoric acid is a clear, colorless, odorless liquid with a syrupy consistency. 2. Phosphoric acid is used as an acidifying agent to give colas their tangy flavor. 3. Due to the use of phosphoric acid, cola is a actually … Continue reading

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Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Energy bars are a popular and growing category of snack foods that are a natural evolution of breakfast cereals. Sixty years ago we had time to sit down for a hearty breakfast with the family. By the early seventies, families … Continue reading

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Fortified Junk Food

Fortified Junk Food

The hottest trend in the food industry lately is functional food. Although there is not formal definition for the term, its agreed that these are foods that can help reduce the risk of disease due to the presence of specific … Continue reading

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Pickle Juice Popsicles for Professional Athletes. Seriously

Pickle Juice Popsicles for Professional Athletes. Seriously

What do triathletes, professional football players, and weekend warriors fuel up on during an extra long workout? Some of the answers, such as frozen pickle juice, sound a bit icky, but there is some logic here: For some athletes, nothing … Continue reading

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Baby Food – To Buy or not to Buy?

Baby Food – To Buy or not to Buy?

Image via Wikipedia Baby food is big business, with over half a billion dollars in sales last year. For the companies manufacturing jars of mashed bananas and carrots, this is quite a profitable pursuit. But why do parents, who could … Continue reading

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Survey – Less than 20% Of Americans Trust Food Companies

Survey – Less than 20% Of Americans Trust Food Companies

A survey conducted recently by IBM (yes, IBM) shows that less than 1 in 5 consumers trust food companies to provide them with safe food. 1000 people were surveyed. Additional stats: 60% of consumers are concerned about the safety of … Continue reading

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14 Quick Vegetable Facts

14 Quick Vegetable Facts

photo credit: Mr. T in DC 1. Extolling veggies – they are naturally low in calories, but high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. 2. According the USDA, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day. That’s about … Continue reading

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Can’t Resist Junk Food? Blame the “Bliss Point”

Can’t Resist Junk Food? Blame the “Bliss Point”

Image via Wikipedia As millions of us are struggling to eat healthily and shed some pounds, a new book by a former head of the FDA, tries to explain the psychology of eating. David Kessler was an FDA chief most … Continue reading

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Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Those giant shiny apples and tomatoes stacked neatly at the produce stand at the supermarket are a marvel of nature. With a lot of help from man. And man’s chemicals. In order to keep pests from blemishing your fruits and … Continue reading

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“Natural Chicken” Pumped with Water and Sodium

“Natural Chicken” Pumped with Water and Sodium

When we buy unprepared chicken, we like to think we’re getting just chicken. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. A recent article in the LA Times sheds some light on the practice of injecting raw chicken with saltwater solutions … Continue reading

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