Category: Food Industry


Azodia..carbon…What? Just Another Chemical in Our Foods

When you think of the soles of tennis shoes, yoga mats, and pleather (fake leather ;)), you may not think of bread.  But think again.  The tongue twisting chemical, azodiacarbonamide, is used in some breads as a “dough conditioner” to…

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Twinkie, Anyone?

With my recent talk of sugar and the importance of eating real, I thought I would highlight a recent New York Times article demystifying the Twinkie.  The enlightening interview with Steve Ettlinger, author of the book “Twinkie, Deconstructed,” gives credence…

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What’s Lurking in Our Food? BPA 101

BPA aka Bisphenol A has re-appeared in the media due to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Harvard researchers found significant levels of BPA in participants who consumed canned soups over freshly prepared soups….

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GMOs 101: What’s really in our food?

GMO, GM (not General Mills!), and GE (and not General Electric!) are common buzz words that some people may be aware of, while others may not. For those who don’t know, GMO stands for genetically modified organism, and in this…

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Chemical Potpourri

Do you have many memories of 11th grade Chemistry class?  Rubber gloves, beakers, test tubes, dissolving various compounds in a host of solutions to produce chemical reactions…Well, this is the face of modern-day foods–laced with a host of chemicals used…

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Change Starts at the Grocery Store

Besides cutting back on eating out and grabbing a pre-packaged, processed food here and there, change truly starts at the grocery store when we decide what we place in our carts  We eat what’s around, plain and simple.  If there…

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Cutting-Back-On-The-Salt Tips

So we know we need to cut back on processed foods and the excess salt we consume. Inherently, this includes reducing trips to fast food chain establishments and restaurants even though they carry the illusion that their products are “freshly”…

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Processed Foods: The Ultimate Salt Carriers

Processed foods in all forms–from potato chips and sugary cereals to the processed chicken and fish filets delivered to our favorite fast food chains and restaurants–are the ultimate carriers of salt (and not to mention a host of mysterious food…

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Finding the Time to Eat Real

Unfortunately, the fact remains that it takes time to eat real.  Although great health should be readily available and therefore convenient for all, this is sadly not the case in this day and age (There are some things in life…

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Rules into Action

The next time you go grocery shopping consider Michael Pollan’s Food Rules of Eat Real and Eat Mostly Plants.  As much as possible, limit the number of edible-like food substances in your cart and replace them with more real food….

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