The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

So you like to spice things up. That’s good. Spices make food taste better. They usually come with additional health benefits.  They can help decrease sodium consumption. But, according to the FDA, some imported spices are also full of harmful … Continue reading

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Do You Know What’s REALLY Coating Your Fruit?

Do You Know What’s REALLY Coating Your Fruit?

We received the following inquiry from one of our readers: I was washing my nectarines from WA State (I live in Idaho where the peaches and nectarines are not good). They felt waxy. I read the box and this (see image above) is what … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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3 Things You Should Know About Pre-Washed Salad Mixes

3 Things You Should Know About Pre-Washed Salad Mixes

Most Americans can do better on vegetable consumption, especially leafy greens. Smart marketers understood 20 years ago that washing and cutting leafy greens is a hassle and a billion dollar industry of prewashed salad mixes was born. We received a … Continue reading

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Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

This is a guest post by Jacqueline Linder, CEO of LunchBots. We put a lot of thought into what food to pack our kids for lunch, making sure they have a balanced, healthy meal with quality ingredients. But too often … Continue reading

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You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

But all that is going to end, as the USDA is now requiring beef that has been “tenderized” to be labeled as such. Soon, you’ll be able to see on the package if your favorite cut of meat has been … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that food companies inform the agency about any food (for both humans and animals) they have manufactured and released for sale that has … Continue reading

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What is Carbon Monoxide Doing in Your Tilapia Filet?

What is Carbon Monoxide Doing in Your Tilapia Filet?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear odorless gas that is lethal to humans in large concentrations. It’s one of the gasses that’s emitted from a car’s exhaust pipe. That’s one of the reasons you should not run you car inside … Continue reading

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Fancy Tea Bag? You May Be Drinking More than Just Tea…

Fancy Tea Bag? You May Be Drinking More than Just Tea…

Well isn’t this lovely. If you’ve been paying extra for those fancy pyramid shaped tea-bags, you may have been getting more than you bargained for. Tea lover and Atlantic columnist Taylor Orci describes her surprise when she realized a potential … Continue reading

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What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

Phthalates are a type of chemical, easily released into its surroundings, that have been linked with all sorts of health problems – most notably breast cancer, endocrine disruption and obesity. They’re found in plastics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, toys, packaging … Continue reading

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