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Knowing How to Read Between the Lines on a Food Label

Knowing How to Read Between the Lines on a Food Label

It is well known that food labels are a tough part of living a healthy lifestyle. We have taught you about what to look for on the label, but it is also important to understand certain words that have been used as marketing enhancers to make certain “healthy foods”...

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Interesting Food Facts

Interesting Food Facts

Wild Alaskan blueberries are more nutritious than common blueberries The first avocado tree was planted in Florida in 1833 Pepsi was not always intended to be a soft drink. It was originally touted as a healthy drink that aided in digestion. Watermelon was deemed...

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Food Secrets

Food Secrets

Deep fried foods are packed full of nitrates and nitrites and high heat cooking methods that result in carcinogenic nitrosamines. Collectively this make for inflammatory foods that bring havoc to the digestive system. Frozen entrees tend to be high in sodium and trans...

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Bad Foods For You

Bad Foods For You

Have you ever thought about what's in frosting? It has trans fats from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. It also has titanium dioxide, caramel color, artificial colors, and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol has been linked to poor kidney health. This are...

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Random Food Facts Part 6

Random Food Facts Part 6

Aspartame and MSG- chemicals found in many processed foods are excitotoxins. This causes meurons in the brain to excite themselves to death. Evidence suggest they promote cancer growth and its propensity to spread. BCAA supplementation can significantly reduce...

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Random Food Facts Part 5

Random Food Facts Part 5

When consumed, protein can burn up to 35% of its total calories during digestion. Calories burned from carbs and fat is between 5-15% total calories. Protein is highly thermogenic. INSERM ( French Institute of Health and Medical Research) in the U.S. did a 14 year...

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Random Food Facts Part 4

Random Food Facts Part 4

.75% of the U.S population has celiac disease, thats 1 in 133 people. Then 83% of Americans are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Gluten- free food products are 242% more more costly than regular food products. ⅔ or 69.2% of American adults are either overweight or...

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Random Food Facts Part 3

Random Food Facts Part 3

Free range/ cage free eggs have ⅓ less cholesterol, ¼ less saturated fat, 2x more omega-3s and 3x more vitamin E. 7x more beta-carotene than the commercially-produced variety. The International journal of Food Microbiology in 2010, found that 48% of fountain soda...

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Random Food Facts Part 2

Random Food Facts Part 2

The top 3 vegetarian cities aer Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. 10% of Americans are vegetarians. Putting citrus juice into green tea stabilizes its catechin content, boosting the level of antioxidants that survive the digestive system up to 13 times. 1 cup of...

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Random Food Facts Part 1

Random Food Facts Part 1

What has more sugar than a cinnabon? A 20oz bottle of Coca-Cola. Adding carbonation to alcohol speeds up the rate of absorption in the bloodstream, leading to quicker intoxication. In 2012, Starbucks used cochineal extract as red food coloring. It is made from crushed...

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So You Think it’s Healthy

So You Think it’s Healthy

To bleach flour a chemical called azodicarbonamide is used. If it doesn’t say unbleached flour it has chemicals in it. It is a plastic dough conditioner to make bread fluffier. There have yet to be enough studies on this so the health risks are unknown. Better to go...

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Interesting Uses for Food

Interesting Uses for Food

Foods can be used for other reasons than giving us the nutrients we need to live. This blog post goes over different uses for popular food items usually stashed somewhere in our kitchens. The first one up is peanut butter. Although we can eat small amounts of peanut...

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