Healthy Eating

Costco working to end use of human antibiotics in chicken

Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday.

The ongoing push by Costco, which sells 80 million rotisserie chickens a year, highlights growing pressure on the supply chain in the wake of this week's announcement by fast-food giant McDonald's Corp that it would stop buying chicken raised with so-called "shared-use" antibiotics within two years.

McDonald’s to Curb Purchases of Chicken Raised With Antibiotics in U.S.

Move follows decisions by others to curtail antibiotics use

McDonald’s Corp. said its U.S. restaurants will stop selling chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, one of the biggest moves yet by a major food company to address growing concerns over antibiotic-resistant “super bugs.”

Study Finds Common Food Additive Promotes Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Obesity

Humans have a habit of playing with their food, which is evident from the steady increase in food additives in packaged produce we have witnessed in the past half-century. Food scientists chuck in these extra ingredients for a variety of reasons, such as to improve texture and flavor, or to make a product last longer or look more appealing. Perfectly whipped ice-creams and velvety smooth chocolate bars are both possible thanks to emulsifiers, for example, which are substances that help different things mix together when they ordinarily wouldn’t.

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar

First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life.

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Suga

First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life.

STUDY: SUGAR HIDDEN IN JUNK FOOD EIGHT TIMES MORE ADDICTIVE THAN COCAINE

A junk food addiction is a lot more like a drug addiction than researchers previously thought. They now claim sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine.

Dr. Nicole Avena of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai tells The Huffington Post that pizza is the most addictive food by far due to the hidden sugar you'll find in just once slice. The tomato sauce on the pizza, for example, can have more sugar than a few Oreos.

Other extremely addictive foods are chips, cookies and ice cream.

Cucumbers are the least addictive food, followed by carrots and beans.

How does Green Tea Contribute to Weight Loss?

Green tea can lead to effective fat loss while preserving muscle, turning you into a lean fat burning machine.

Green tea catechin ECGC keeps levels of the fat burning hormone norepinephrine high so you  lose weight by burning more fat.  Green tea inhibits the enzyme that breaks down this hormone.

IBM Thinks it Can Make Your Food Safer: Will it Work?

BM plans to sequence the microbiomes of food ingredients to prevent outbreaks earlier

5 Ingredients That Should Have Never Been Approved By The FDA – Are You Eating Them?

The more I learn about the food system, the more passion grows inside me to change it. What I am about to share with you will have you gasping for air – it’s so downright appalling. There’s a sorry state of affairs regarding the approval of new food ingredients in this country, and there is a BIG misconception that the FDA diligently reviews and approves them all.

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