Foods

The Shocking Health Benefit of Microwaves

The Shocking Health Benefit of Microwaves

Microwaves have gathered a bad reputation over the last few decades. A simple Google search will turn up many links and websites warning of its dangers to health. But before we quickly succumb to the fears spread by these widely held beliefs, it may be prudent to check those claims against the actual science behind the technology. The Health Physics […]

Trouble Sleeping? 4 Foods to Help You Sleep

Trouble Sleeping? 4 Foods to Help You Sleep

Sometimes when the lights have gone out and you’re laying in bed it seems nearly impossible to fall asleep. Whether you’re mulling over the stressful events of the day, or you had a bit too much caffeine late in the day, it can be quite stressful not being able to fall asleep when you’d like. Fortunately, food is often the […]

Think Sugar Is Bad? This Popular Sweetener Is Much Worse (Infographic)

Think Sugar Is Bad? This Popular Sweetener Is Much Worse (Infographic)

Sugar is bad for you, there’s simply no way around it. But one of the most popular sweeteners on the market is much, much worse for you than sugar alone. You might be familiar with fructose. It’s the naturally occurring sugar found in many fruits and some vegetables. But it’s modified cousin HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is a devastating […]

5 Fruits Diabetics Can Enjoy in the Summer

5 Fruits Diabetics Can Enjoy in the Summer

Along with the complications of diabetes come a few myths associated with the condition. Many diabetics believe that some of their favorite summer fruits are entirely off limits to them when the opposite is true. As the summer barbecue and picnic season continues to roll along, it’s important to know which fruits you can enjoy without having to worry too […]

4 Unexpected Superfoods that Won't Break the Bank

4 Unexpected Superfoods that Won’t Break the Bank

Step aside, goji berries, acai and spirulina… Superfoods do not have to be exotic or pricey. Here are 4 superfoods commonly found in your local grocery store or farmer’s market that are reasonably priced, easily obtainable by the average person and best of all, super nutritious. 1. Celery Celery has an impressive nutritional profile, containing many antioxidants such as vitamins […]

Alarming Amounts of Food Dyes in Brand Name Foods Disclosed for First Time

Alarming Amounts of Food Dyes in Brand Name Foods Disclosed for First Time

In a recent study done at Purdue University, dye amounts in many brand name packaged foods were released for the first time ever. While there have been studies in the past showing the correlation between food dyes and behavior in children, until now the amounts have not been disclosed. Disturbingly, it is now clear that the amount of dyes found […]