Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s has launched a new campaign – “We have the meats”, and is using closeup shots of processed meats and sandwiches to entice consumers to eat up: “Available in Arby’s restaurants throughout the month of August, the new protein-packed Mega … Continue reading

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10 Thing that are Wrong with Wendy’s Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich

10 Thing that are Wrong with Wendy’s Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich

You’ve probably seen the commercials. Wendy’s has unleashed a new product on to the masses: a Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich with the following features: “Lightly breaded chicken”, “warm pretzel bun”, and “melted cheddar sauce”. Wendy’s also boasts some impressive nutrition … Continue reading

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What’s in That Big Mac? MUCH More Than You Think

What’s in That Big Mac? MUCH More Than You Think

Time magazine has just run an article entitled What’s in That Big Mac? More Than You Think. The title was a lead in to a discussion of calories of fast food meals. Most people, when asked, underestimate the calorie count … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 2/2)

This is part two of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. It is appalling to witness the examples I am about to share with you. The U.S. food corporations are unnecessarily feeding us chemicals … Continue reading

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Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

This is a guest blog post by Melanie Warner Now that Pepsi has removed brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade, it’s worth asking: Why was it there in the first place? Here was an ingredient that raised red flags back in … Continue reading

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What’s Azodicarbonamide? What’s it doing in your bread? (and how to pronounce it)

What’s Azodicarbonamide? What’s it doing in your bread? (and how to pronounce it)

AZO – DI – CAR – BO – NA – MIDE – say it 5 times quickly and then proceed… In the old days, bread would go stale within a day or two of baking, and start to grow mold … Continue reading

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FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided  ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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Five Bread Ingredients to Avoid [miniseries part 4]

Five Bread Ingredients to Avoid [miniseries part 4]

In previous posts we provided general guidelines, discussed whole grains, and showed you a list of the top 20 ingredients used in bread. Here is a list of the ingredients you want to avoid in bread: Partially hydrogenated oils – … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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