Browsed by
Tag: food additives

Pretty Much Everything We Eat Is Full Of Sugar, And That’s A Major Problem

Pretty Much Everything We Eat Is Full Of Sugar, And That’s A Major Problem

Additives sure aren’t adding to your health. A frighteningly large portion of the calories and sugar North Americans eat comes from ultra-processed foods, which are tinkered with even more than regularly processed foods and may contribute to serious health issues like Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil found that ultra-processed foods are responsible for almost 60 percent of all the calories North Americans consume and about…

Read More Read More

Too Much of This Food Additive Can Impede Nutrient Absorption

Too Much of This Food Additive Can Impede Nutrient Absorption

The battle against food additives has been a long one, fraught with frustration and upset stomaches. In today’s agricultural world—and with today’s booming population size—it has become difficult to find foods without these unfamiliar ingredients. Convenience food has become commonplace, and so has consumer’s lack of investigation into what all these hard-to-pronounce additives are and how they affect our health. Carrageenan has been under the microscope for a long time and research has led to some head-scratching, sometimes contradictory, conclusions….

Read More Read More

Goodbye to artificial colors?

Goodbye to artificial colors?

By Marion Nestle    Wed March 4, 2015 Marion Nestle is a sociology professor and Paulette Goddard professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She blogs at foodpolitics.com. You can follow her @marionnestle. She is not related to Henri Nestle, who founded the food company of the same name. The views expressed are her own. (CNN)When food giant Nestle USA (to which I am, alas, not related) last month announced plans to…

Read More Read More

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!