Cheese Lovers Rejoice, Maybe?

Cheese Lovers Rejoice, Maybe?

Denmark is known for its tasty dairy products. Unfortunately butter and cheese are very high in saturated fat. The connection between saturated fats and increased blood cholesterol (leading to heart issues) has been accepted by most health organizations world wide. … Continue reading

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Denmark Introduces World’s First Tax on Fatty Foods

Denmark Introduces World’s First Tax on Fatty Foods

Denmark has introduced over the weekend the world’s first ever tax on fatty foods, the BBC reports. Effective immediately any food whose saturated fat content is 2.3% or higher will be taxed at a rate of $0.08 per ounce. Tax … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

The December Edition of Consumer Reports, already out, is bringing BPA, a controversial chemical, back to the headlines. The non-profit publisher, Consumers Union, tested various canned foods for BPA and found alarmingly high values in daily staples such as tuna, … Continue reading

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Ten Trans Fat Facts

Ten Trans Fat Facts

Here are ten facts about trans-fat, the Darth Vader of  processed foods: 1. Trans fat is found in shortenings,  margarine, snacks such as crackers, candies, and cookies, fried foods, pastries and other  foods prepared with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. 2. … Continue reading

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