Tag Archives: processed food

HFCS, a sure-fire recipe for disaster

High fructose corn syrup is a basic ingredient for many soft drinks and processed baked goods. Because of this, fructose now accounts for 10% of total caloric intake for Americans with teenage boys consuming even more – topping in with … Continue reading

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New consumer record for buying processed foods

Did you know that in 2012, consumers set a new record for buying highly processed foods? In fact, over 80% of food calories purchased in one study were ready-to-heat/ready-to-eat products which tend to be much higher in bad fats, GMOs, … Continue reading

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Saturated fats and misguided science

Palm oil shows up in about half of everyday goods. Truth be told, palm oil is a saturated fat – wrongfully condemned by scientists of yore who have since condemned saturated fat because of a study hypothesis from long ago. … Continue reading

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Corticosteroids for asthma treatment

Children with asthma treated with corticosteroid drugs can have suppressed growth according to The Cochrane Review. Studies find that children’s growth slows within the first year of treatment. Corticosteroids only treat the symptoms and while they can prevent death from … Continue reading

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Counting calories with donuts?

A calorie counting lesson: One donut packs somewhere around 195 calories that subtract from daily calorie counts. But the really sad part is that one donut will also leave you nutrient deficient, insulin resistant and starving for real food. With … Continue reading

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Canola, soybean and corn oil vitamin E are causing lung disease, asthma

Is vitamin E causing lung inflammation? Well, yes and no. It all depends on where the vitamin E comes from. Vitamin E supplements made from canola, soybean and corn are tied to a rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, … Continue reading

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Who is feeding these kids?

The latest study, published April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics, has found that ALL categories of child obesity in the US have increased over the last 14 years. This flies in the face of Michelle Obama’s very recent claim to have … Continue reading

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Tired, sedentary and obese

Are you tired and sedentary? A not-so-shocking study from UCLA shows us what we already knew – that being overweight makes you tired and sedentary. The real news is that junk food caused the whole problem in this study when … Continue reading

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Another popular food additive to watch for:

Xanathan gum is made by fermenting food sources with the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris – the same bacteria that makes black spots on broccoli and cauliflower. Xanthan gum is listed in the top 30 most popular food ingredients. You find it … Continue reading

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Building an immune system

Over 80% of the human immune system is built in the ecosystem of bacteria found in the intestines. The more we are subjected to strong antibiotics, processed/sterilized foods, chemical preservatives, GMO foods, chemicals in the air and water, contaminated and … Continue reading

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“Made with” what?

When you see a product label that blares “Made with…” get skeptical real quick. Oh, sure they might have a dab of something that seems healthy but you have to look at the overall ingredient list for all the bad … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 10/09/13

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Fortified hell

The word “fortified” on a food label actually means “drop it like it’s hot”! The fortified label is misleading because consumers think that food scientists magically added nutrition by inserting it into food that needs nutritional help. But, food fortification … Continue reading

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Deadly food additive sodium benzoate

ALL POINTS BULLETIN: Be on the lookout for Sodium Benzoate. KNOWN HANGOUTS: Sodium Benzoate lurks around in soft drinks, energy drinks and processed foods. This armed and dangerous “preservative salt” is made by mixing sodium hydroxide and benzoic acid. Sodium … Continue reading

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Dumb is the new smart when it comes to food

Smart is as smart does: The level of education that the parents achieve influences the foods linked to obesity that they give their children. The parents with low and medium levels of education feed fewer fruit and vegetables and more … Continue reading

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Money lubricates everything

Food marketers deploy tobacco industry tactics to increase profits while undermining health. Multinational food and drink companies are actually “unhealthy commodity” companies while self-regulation is failing according to the Lancet. Researchers claim that the aggressive marketing of ultra-processed food and … Continue reading

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The “poor” diet

The rich get richer and the poor – well, they buy processed foods. Most households spend their meager food budget on cheap and over-processed foods. Packaged foods have completely taken over the diet of poor Americans and a vast majority … Continue reading

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