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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New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

Last week, New York’s State Court of Appeals struck down a final plea by the NYC Board of Health to allow limitations on sugary beverage serving size. As you may recall, in May 2012, then mayor Michael Bloomberg led the … Continue reading

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4th of July: Steaks – In, Hot Dogs – Out

4th of July: Steaks – In, Hot Dogs – Out

Fourth of July is coming up, a big holiday for our nation, and for hot dogs. After reading this, you may want to reconsider what you put on the grill. Scientists at the Department of Human Nutrition, Warsaw University of … Continue reading

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As POM & Coca-Cola Fight, Consumers May Win

As POM & Coca-Cola Fight, Consumers May Win

A supreme court decision last week could help consumers trying to understand what’s really inside the products they are buying. In a unanimous decision, the court granted POM Wonderful permission to sue Coca-Cola over the latter’s labeling of its Minute … Continue reading

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