Although artificial coloring is commonly added to food, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is safe to eat. These dyes raise significant health concerns, especially with children.
Read on to find out why we add artificial coloring to food, what synthetic dyes are made from, and the harmful effects that they may have on our health.
All Cereals Are Not Created Equal It is estimated that over 40 million boxes of ready-to-eat cereal are sold every week in the US (probably more!)....
Hippocrates once said, “thy food is thy medicine, and thy medicine is thy food.” This is a perfect description for one of our favorite foods, broccoli sprouts!
- Rich in vitamins A, C, E, K and minerals, such selenium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
- Contain less anti-nutrients (thanks to sprouting), which means they are easier to digest and their nutrients are better absorbed by our bodies.
- But most of all……Broccoli sprouts have very high levels of phytochemicals that have been shown to be extremely beneficial for our health!
Sunflowers are so much more than a beautiful plant resembling the sun—they are one of the most important oilseed crops in the world and their seeds are an underrated superfood.
Read on to find out what sunflower seeds are, what makes them so special, and what health benefits you can expect to get from eating them.
Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years, but they have become more trendy to eat flaxseed in recent years. Eating flax seeds or the seeds of the flax plant has many health benefits, which are backed by a growing body of scientific research. Read on to see what the research shows when you eat flaxseed on a regular basis.
Is there really a difference between organic and conventionally grown foods or is it just a marketing ploy to make us spend more at the grocery store?
Read on to learn how organic farming became a thing and why it is an important step in the right direction towards our future health and the health of the environment!
We've compiled our very vegan Halloween guide with recipes (healthy and not so healthy!) for any small get-togethers you may be having followed by our list of vegan approved candy for kids and the kid at heart!
Iron has many important functions in the body:
- Helps with brain development & growth in children
- Needed for normal production and function of certain types of cells
- Boosts resistance to infection
- Needed to make some hormones
- Makes up myoglobin (a protein that carries and stores oxygen in muscle tissue)
Remember, there are about 4,000 food additives in our food system! Here we are describing how only a few have been shown to affect our health.
Quite frankly, we know you don’t have all day to read this, which is why we had to make it short and sweet and couldn’t list all of the food additives and the harm that they may do to our bodies (if you are curious about other food additives, do your own research by searching on PubMed or another legitimate website).
It's no secret that podcasts in general have been rising in popularity, and for good reason. There are so many incredible podcasters out there that...
Maybe you frequently read the nutrition facts label and ingredient list. But do you really know what half of those ingredients actually are? Soy lecithin, natural or artificial flavors, calcium carbonate, carboxymethyl cellulose—the list goes on and on. Read on to find to find out how we got to where we are now, what food additives are, and how they show up in our food.
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