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Candy Health Risks

[ 0 ] March 23, 2011 |
Candy Health Risks

Fruit Candy Do our children take health risks when they eat candies loaded with food additives and food dyes? Unfortunately, yes. Candy is a special topic because they are designed first and foremost to catch attention of our children so that they encourage us into a buying spree. The food manufacturer’s equation for success looks like this: candy food […]

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Yogurts

[ 4 ] March 21, 2011 |
Yogurts

Fruit yogurts Yogurts, known from ancient times, are dairy products resulting from bacterial fermentation of milk. They are popular among all categories of the population from babies to senior citizens. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, yogurt is nutritionally rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. It has additional nutritional benefits beyond those of […]

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Sugar Cookies

[ 4 ] March 17, 2011 |
Sugar Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day special food risks I have already had posted an article on Lofthouse cookies for St. Valentine’s Day. At that time the frosted sugar cookies looked rose, now they are green, of course, but both Nutrition Facts and the long lists of forty two ingredients are essentially identical. First I assumed that to paint […]

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Walmart baked goods

[ 2 ] March 15, 2011 |
Walmart baked goods

Why do we color fruit? Whenever I see artificial colors added to fruit a question pops up in my mind: Why? I can understand the logic of attempting to mimic nature where there are no actual fruit present, like in Twizzlers Rainbow twists. But I don’t remember my mom or grandma ever adding a pinch […]

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COCA-COLA Zero, Diet and Classic

[ 28 ] March 7, 2011 |
COCA-COLA Zero, Diet and Classic

Real Taste of food additives Have you ever felt a craving for soda? CNN Health reported the other day that diet soda can be addictive. Moreover, recent research in rats showed that “eating sweet non-caloric substances may degrade” the ability to predict caloric contents of the food, “leading to increased food intake and diminished energy expenditure” (A […]

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DORITOS Tortilla chips

[ 11 ] March 2, 2011 |
DORITOS Tortilla chips

More food, less food additives! I keep having a feeling that food in the United States is the most saturated with too many chemical additives. Recently, I was quite surprised to find out that Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal bars sold in the US are stuffed with Red 40, Yellow 6 and Blue 1 dyes, whereas the same […]

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GATORADE Low calorie Fruit Punch

[ 6 ] March 2, 2011 |
GATORADE Low calorie Fruit Punch

Gatorade or water? In whatever beverage we drink at least half is water. Even we ourselves consist of 60% water. No wonder that pure water is a vital nutrient by itself. What do we really want when we are thirsty; soda, beer, juice or milk? What our body actually needs is water only. If this […]

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Frosted Sugar Cookies

[ 3 ] March 2, 2011 |
Frosted Sugar Cookies

The dye diet of Valentine’s Day This is my Valentine’s Day special report for you. Food manufacturers love holidays for a different reason: they take the opportunity of profiting from massive sales of their dye-colored cupcakes, pies and cookies. At least nothing misleading you can see on the Lofthouse pack of Frosted Sugar Cookies. Thanks […]

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TWIZZLERS Rainbow twists

[ 13 ] March 2, 2011 |
TWIZZLERS Rainbow twists

Rainbow of risks I was not really planning another post about Twizzlers (see previous Twizzlers: Strawberry twists). But after seeing how misleading the Twizzlers Rainbow label is I could not afford to wait to report to you about it. When Twizzlers Strawberry misleads us only once, Twizzlers Rainbow does this six times! Yes, you can […]

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TWIZZLERS Strawberry twists

[ 15 ] March 2, 2011 |
TWIZZLERS Strawberry twists

Twisted story Most likely you know what Twizzlers is, don’t you? Of course, it is a popular brand of fruit-flavored candy in the United States and Canada, often called a “licorice candy”. On the container it reads: Low Fat Snack. TWIZZLERS Twists.  Strawberry artificially flavored. Net WT 16 oz (1 LB) 453 g Seems harmless, […]

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