Category Archives: Processed Foods/Additives

Are Food Trucks Safe?

Food trucks are all the rage in cities across the country. But is their food safe? Do current laws ensure food truck operators meet quality standards? Read more…

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5 New Ways to Make Fast Food Healthy

Is fast food redeemable or is it all a threat to your health? According to reports, healthier options are driving sales at fast food chains. This does not mean it is all safe to eat. Here are some helpful tips. Read more…

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The 9 Foods Never to Eat

Clean Plates founder Jared Koch thinks there are certain foods you should not even touch. Certain canned foods contain the harmful chemical BPA. Some deli meats have unnatural hormones that could wreck havoc on your body. Read more…

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10 Foods that Could Make you Grumpy

What if changing your mood was as simple as changing what you ate? Of course it is not that simple. Nevertheless, what we eat can have a huge effect on how we feel. Here are the top 10 foods to avoid. Read more…

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The Paleo Diet: How To Lose Weight Like A Caveman

Many have turned to the so-called Paleo diet to loose weight and feel better. It is based on the principle “that humans are not adapted to the nutrition and lifestyle changes brought on by mass-produced and over-processed foods.” While the principle may be sound, it currently lacks any hard evidence from independent research. Read more…

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Vitamin B-12, folic acid intake reduces vascular diseases

A recent study suggests vitamin B-12 and folic acid reduces the risk of vascular diseases. While there are many ways to add these nutrients to our diets, some are suggesting vitamin fortification. Perhaps a better approach would be to encourage the production of foods naturally rich in these nutrients. Read more…

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20 Surprisingly Healthy Restaurant Foods

Most people write off fast food as always unhealthy. While this is generally the case, some foods are better than others. Here is a helpful guide if you need some food on the run. Read more…

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The Natural Sweetener That Makes People Fat

Corn syrup is one of the most dangerous foods we can eat. And perhaps the most dangerous part about it is how it is often labeled as a ‘natural’ food because it is made from corn. No other product may be more responsible for the obesity epidemic than high fructose corn syrup. Read more…

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Four foods you don’t need

Most of the foods in the super market are convenience foods, processed and packaged to make life easier. But often, these foods are absolutely terrible for you. Take the advice of registered dietitian Anika DeCoster, “most of the convenience and processed foods on the market are barely recognizable to the human body. The body can’t properly digest, absorb or use nutrients in these modified foods effectively, which negatively impacts metabolism, weight and energy production.” Read more…

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What’s the Difference Between Natural and Processed?

Proposition 37 rightly regulates the use of the word ‘natural’ for food advertizing. However, the proposition broadly defines the word ‘processed’ in a way that includes many natural foods. Processing “includes any food produced from a raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to processing such as canning, smoking, pressing, cooking, freezing, dehydration, fermentation or milling.” Read more…

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