Aspartame is an artificial sweetener found in many of the foods we consume every day, including soft drinks, chewing gum, breakfast cereals and jams. Even though it is FDA approved, many dietitians and nutritionists warn against its use, wary of the claim
These days genetic modification of the food supply is rather prevalent. With genetic modification being linked to sterility and infant mortality, it is something that should be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, food products containing genetically modified organisms
Unfortunately, Americans have some of the worst diets in the world, and everyone else knows it. With the average American consuming 24 lbs of artificial sweeteners, 29 lbs of french fries, and over 6000 lbs of dairy per year, the yearly American’s diet is in a state of crisis. The average American diet is heavily responsible for the escalating obesity rates and is ultimately contributing to the development of illness and diseases in one way or another.
Not only do blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit, but they have also been proven to help with a number of diseases and conditions. Highly purified proanthocyanidin found in blueberry leaves has been found to inhibit Hepatitis C, and blueberries
When most people hear the word tofu, the word vegetarian usually comes to mind. Usually, the second word that comes to mind (depending on who you are) is bland. However, the latter definitely does not have to be the case. Tofu is a sponge for flavor — in fact, tofu can be used in almost any dish.
Counting calories does not lead you to sustained weight loss and total health. Sure, you might be taking in less calories, but what are the calories coming from? You could lose weight from eating small amounts of just about anything, but this is an extremely ineffective method of weight loss that ensures
Check out this shocking infographic (an image containing information) about soda consumption. Americans consume 49.78 billion liters of soda per year. See more interesting facts in the infographic below.
For most people, eating a piece of cake while dieting would invoke extreme guilt and frustration. If you are living a healthy lifestyle and consuming the correct foods on a regular basis, then there is nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while.
As the medical establishment begins to find out more about Vitamin D, the daily recommendations continue to go up as well. With some nutritional experts recommending upwards of 20,000 IU per day, it is hard to keep up with the growing requirements – especially in the winter months
A new study from Hollins University tested 90 beverages from 30 fountains, and found that 48% of the sodas were contaminated with coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria is a form of fecal contamination, and could stem from a number of sources.
People around the world have been reaping the benefits of natural health for thousands of years. With the recent influx of information concerning the beneficial properties of vitamin D, vitamin C, and omega-3, there has been a large-scale awakening as to the potency
A new study from Duke University Medical Center links the popular sweetener Splenda with digestive imbalance. There has been much debate over Splenda’s safety, but this is not the only study that highlights Splenda’s ill effects. Find out what Splenda does to the digestive system, and how to fix what’s already been done.
Regardless of what you celebrate, this time of year harbors in thousands of different food choices which aren’t exactly supportive of healthy holidays. Even hardened health-zealots will most likely end up enjoying a few slices of the homemade apple pie, so don’t feel guilty if you indulge a little over the holiday. Instead of skyrocketing stress levels, allow yourself this time to enjoy yourself and keep negative emotions at bay.
The phrase “all natural” is quite popular now and is being used everywhere. With healthy-eating habits rising, people are searching around for “all-natural” foods more than ever. Unfortunately this has ignited a chain reaction with the food industry, resulting in the deceptive labeling of more foods with “all natural”. But what does “all natural” really mean?
A new study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences ends the debate regarding the health effects of genetically modified food (GMO). With their findings almost as shocking as the fact that genetically modified food was ever allowed on the shelf