Not all food additives are created equal. We talk a lot about potentially harmful ingredients in our food, but some food additives sound a lot scarier than they are.
Most of us want to eat healthier. And food marketers know just how to push our buttons. Here are 7 health claims they use to get you to buy unhealthy food.
The Environmental Working Group, well-known for its Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists of produce, has released a new Dirty Dozen. This time, EWG is rating the most toxic food additives.
90% of US children eat more sodium than recommended. 1 in 6 have raised blood pressure. Want healthy kids? Then stop feeding them so many salty foods.
Skinnygirl bars: Are they smarter snacks or a marketing gimmick? You decide.
Here’s the number one problem with processed food: it’s so processed that we can’t really identify its origins. Especially when we’re talking about processed meat, which is pretty darn gnarly. Photographer Peter Augustus just changed all that.
The FDA scored much applause when it announced its proposal to ban partially hydrogenated oils. The fats are linked with serious health risks including obesity and heart disease. They’re found in highly processed foods—even in those marketed towards children.
This week’s top stories bring some nifty research to the table: meat and diabetes, school lunches and student health, Alzheimer’s and herbs! The FDA tries some more baby steps towards regulating dangerous stuff in our food — what a neat idea! — and processed foods reach a new low, sending children to the emergency room. GMO apples that resist turning brown won’t save the world; but they’re the hot new biotech item, and the USDA seeks public comment about it. Also, cattle ranchers hate Joan Jett — read on to find out why!
October Unprocessed is a week old. How have you been doing?
October Unprocessed starts tomorrow! This month, I make the commitment to eat only unprocessed foods. Thirty-one days isn’t so long, right?
Shanais Pelka makes healthy organic food bars, and she needs our help to get her little company off the ground!
I did a bit of research and found five reasons we should encourage our kids (and ourselves) to avoid artificial food colorings.
New research shows that people report that organic food tastes healthier than its conventional counterparts. When trying food – even junk food – with an organic label, participants guessed that the food was lower in fat and calories than food with a conventional label.