7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

1. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in processed meat products such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, bacon, corned beef (spam), and in smoked fish. 2. Nitrites play several roles: they maintain the pinkish meat … 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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Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

he Senate and House of Representatives are both proposing a new food safety bill. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act is specifically targeting Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans and associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development … Continue reading

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Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

A recent European study, published in BMC Medicine, confirms what American studies have already shown – consumption of processed meats above a certain level increases the chances of heart attack, cancer, and death. Researchers reviewed data of close to 450,000 … 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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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

This is part one of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. Thoughts of outrage, unfairness, disbelief, and ultimately grief consumed me while I was doing this investigation. A list of ingredients … Continue reading

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Argghh!!! Instead of Water, Kids are Switching to Diet Soft Drinks

Argghh!!! Instead of Water, Kids are Switching to Diet Soft Drinks

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  In the last decade, the number of children consuming diet soft drinks has doubled. In 1998, only 6% drank diet cola, but by 2008, the percentage rose to 12.5. For … Continue reading

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Soda and Cancer?

Soda and Cancer?

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! The American Cancer Society recently called on the US Surgeon General to conduct a comprehensive review on the effects sugary drinks have on obesity. Dick Woodruff, vice president of federal affairs for the ACS’s advocacy arm said: “There is an … Continue reading

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Judge to POM: Your Juice Can’t Cure Cancer, Stop Saying So

Judge to POM: Your Juice Can’t Cure Cancer, Stop Saying So

POM Wonderful, maker of pomegranate juices and products, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop its misleading marketing campaigns. POM’s health messages lead consumers to believe that pomegranate juice can treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, … Continue reading

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