Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

In a breakthrough study published in Nature this week, scientists from Israel’s Weizmann Institute have demonstrated how artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and diabetes. The bottom line is that even if artificial sweeteners do not directly harm us, they … Continue reading

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General Mills Buys Annie’s. Will Kashi Mistakes Be Averted?

General Mills Buys Annie’s. Will Kashi Mistakes Be Averted?

  The big news today is that General Mills, the food behemoth with almost $20 billion in annual sales, is acquiring Annie’s, a California company best know for its organic line of snacks and foods. The sale price is $820 … Continue reading

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How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

Kellogg’s is a big offender when it comes to breakfast nutrition. As one of the world’s biggest cereal makers, it has purveyed billions of sugary meals to barely-awake Americans for over 100 years. Brands such as Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, … Continue reading

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Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Whitewave Foods, manufacturer of Silk and Horizon Organic, has announced the upcoming removal of carrageenan from its products. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that is used to thicken and emulsify liquids. Whitewave is is bowing to requests from health focused … Continue reading

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This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

One of the hidden dangers of processed foods is high levels of sodium. Americans consume almost twice the amount of salt they should on a daily basis, and the majority comes from prepared foods. The restaurant industry is a major … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax is Coming

The Sugar Tax is Coming

Last week, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the SWEET ACT to the House of Representatives. The formal name: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2014. The gist of this proposed law, is a federal excise tax on specific types of sugary … Continue reading

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Surprise – The Majority of Added Sugars in Our Diet Come From …

Surprise – The Majority of Added Sugars in Our Diet Come From …

If you answered fast food restaurants, you are wrong. According to a new study by University of Washington researchers – Consumption of added sugars among US children and adults by food purchase location and food source – 71% of the … Continue reading

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Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

A new cottage industry is popping up in Colorado and Washington, where marijuana has recently been legalized. Ganja gastronomy has expanded beyond the pot cookie, to chocolates, infused olive oils, and candies. Cookbooks and classes are popping up like mushrooms … Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

The UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently released a report about carbohydrates. You can download it here. The main recommendation – halving the recommended daily intake of added sugars from 10% of their daily intake down to just … Continue reading

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