Archive for the ‘Healthy Foods’ Category

 

The Truth About Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and Trans Fat

Posted on June 15th, 2012 by author  |  1 Comment »

In 1907, Edwin Kayser, a German chemist, wrote a letter to Procter & Gamble about a process of turning cottonseed oil into solid form. Before that, cottonseed oil was a cloudy, red, and bitter because of gossypol, a phytochemical dangerous to many animals because it is linked to abnormal potassium levels, organ damage, and paralysis. […]

 
 

Why the FDA Considers Walnuts a “New Drug”

Posted on March 30th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

Strange things can happen, even in the food industry. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strives hard to ensure the safety and quality of food products and dietary supplements in the market, their recent action against Diamond Food and their walnut labels is quite contradictory to their cause. Recently, Diamond Food revealed health […]

 
 

Is Salt Reduction Necessary for Optimal Health?

Posted on March 9th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

Salt is regarded as an essential part of human diet. However, in the United States as well as many developed countries, salt is considered a primary cause of high blood pressure and heart disease. These claims – including the benefits of a low-salt diet – still lack proof, says Dr. Joseph Mercola. How Salt Helps […]

 
 

Common Food Shopping Traps You Should Avoid

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by author  |  2 Comments »

Many supermarkets and grocery stores today are using simple but highly effective strategies to influence your buying decisions. Daily Finance lists some of the most common food shopping traps that people fall for, such as: Piping in artificial smells to “inspire” you to buy more. Conveniently placing sale items – which aren’t exactly cheap – […]

 
 

Dr. Mercola’s Top 10 Superfoods

Posted on November 18th, 2011 by author  |  9 Comments »

If you are determined to achieve optimal health, natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola says that eating a healthy diet should be one of your top strategies. Instead of consuming pre-packaged processed foods that contain empty calories and harmful additives, cook from scratch using fresh, unprocessed ingredients. Dr. Mercola also advises you to consume whole, […]

 
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