Healthy Eating

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.

20 Ways to Build a Whole Food Kitchen on a Budget

Making a trip to the grocery store these days is like running a gauntlet. From one side you are assaulted by food-like substances in brightly labeled packages, some even touting exaggerated health benefits from the toxins within. From the other side, you are gouged and poked by cleverly marketed “natural” foods that are 4 times the price of conventional foods. When you change directions to avoid one onslaught, you are immediately attacked by the other.

20 Ways to Burn Calories Without Trying

Do you feel like you have no time to workout? Do you have a full, demanding schedule or have a house full of kids (like me) that make exercise non-existent? Believe me, I’ve been there. I try to make it Pilates twice a week, but sometimes I want more exercise that my schedule allows. I’m sure you’ve been there too.

Possible Link Between Red Meat Consumption And Increased Cancer Risk Identified

While the effect of eating meat on the risk of developing cancer is a contentious topic, the evidence that long-term consumption of red meat is strongly linked with a modest, but significant, increase in the risk of developing bowel cancer is convincing. However, scientists have failed to find a mechanism to explain this apparent association, despite several hypotheses having been put forward in the past. But now, a new study conducted on mice is finally offering us some insight.

Fast food slows the brain, new study finds

For parents desperate to persuade their children about the ill-effects of takeaway meals it may be seen as a vindication of their warnings: a new study suggests that fast food may slow the brain.

Children who ate the most fast food were found to have poorer scores in tests for maths, science and reading, in research based on more than 8,000 participants.

Coconut Oil is Very Healthy: Here's the Top 10 Evidence-Based Benefits

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits.

Here are the top 10 health benefits of coconut oil that have been experimentally confirmed in human studies.

Five of the Healthiest and Most Affordable Foods Available

Processed foods may be convenient, but they will not necessarily save you money—especially not if you count the cost of added healthcare expenses down the road when a poor diet starts catching up with you.

In terms of long-term disease-prevention, cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is perhaps your best guarantee. 

Recent research1,2 on healthy eating suggests that home cooking tends to result in reduced calorie consumption. People who ate the most home-cooked meals wound up consuming about 130 fewer calories daily, on average.

I stopped eating food that comes in a package. I’ve never felt better.

I have, on more than one occasion, eaten an entire pizza by myself. Like, recently. These moments are not my proudest, but here we are.

Between May and August this year, I ordered pizza delivery for dinner an average of seven times per month. I ordered Italian an average of three times monthly, and healthy (?) helpings of noodles another three.

U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday.

The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of a chemical called acrylamide, which is suspected of causing cancer in people, is produced when the potato is fried.