Orange juice seems like a very unlikely candidate for genetic modification, but some scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are calling for its creation. If genetically modified (GM) orange juice is approved,
Would you eat cloned meat? I certainly wouldn’t, but according to the The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, it is “unlikely to present any risk.” The worst part is that whether you’d eat it or not
It may be a shocker to those who have been reading the recent headlines proclaiming that Halloween can only lead to diabetes and heart disease, but Halloween candy can be healthy. How is this possible? Certain types of chocolate can actually help improve heart health, not damage it.
As far as food manufacturers go, ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is actually pretty progressive. The company combats climate change through various campaigns, supports family farmers, and sources the paper for its containers from sustainably managed forests.
Quercetin is a plant-derived flavonoid commonly taken as a nutritional supplement. Quercetin has been linked to supporting the immune system, clearing excess congestion, supporting bone health, and may aid in fighting mild allergy problems. It is also used in some weight control programs.
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.