Tag: food processing
Just as it is preferable to eat real, rather than processed foods, it is also best practice to have real vitamins, rather than processed or synthetic ones.Continue reading Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack
Honey is one of those products that nature offers us that is full of healthy attributes and medicinal properties, just the way it is. Made by bees not man, its hard to imagine why ‘we’ would tamper with the perfection of nature and compromise the health benefits of pure, natural, unfiltered honey that comes directly […]Continue reading Honey – can it be faked?
You may have never heard of Zein before but chances are you have eaten it often and even if you are a label reader, you may never have come across it listed on an ingredients label.Continue reading Have you ever eaten Zein?
Normal, natural healthy food is meant to go off. This is one sign that the food has not been tampered with by manufacturers, or otherwise denatured.Continue reading Good food is meant to perish
In a class action headed up by a consumer in the USA this week, this question has been asked of a major food manufacturer. Many food producers have taken advantage of our desire to be healthier and started to label their food as ‘all natural’ or free of this or that.Continue reading How can a product containing GM oil and GM corn be labelled ‚Äòall natural’?
Reading ingredient labels to hunt down and avoid harmful chemicals is important if you wish to eat well and be well. It is a skill that gets easier over time and actually makes your shopping experience much simpler as it immediately eliminates many brands and items from your shopping list.Continue reading Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods
Dried apricots can be a delicious and healthy snack for children but did you know that preservative 220, or sulphur dioxide, is used to maintain their bright orange colour in the drying process? Dried apricots, like many fruits when dried or preserved, tend to darken in colour and apparently we, as consumers, find that unappealing. […]Continue reading Sulphur Dioxide (220) the key to bright orange dried apricots
Whilst research is yet to establish a causal link between obesity and food additives, common sense tells us that there is a link between the two. Most of the calorie-dense, high fat foods that contribute to obesity in individuals are also high in chemical additives, preservatives and artificial everything else.Continue reading Do food additives contribute to obesity?
Although not technically a chemical additive to our foods, the rise of gluten intolerances and allergies is putting this ingredient under scrutiny in many peoples diets. One of the reasons offered as to why gluten has become such an digestive issue is that it lurks in so many products that we often don’t realise just […]Continue reading Avoiding gluten in not-so-obvious foods
Do you know the difference between a natural flavour and an artificial flavour? Ironically, they are often both made in the same factory and are both the result of complex chemical processes. The ‘natural flavour’ certainly sounds healthier and more pure but the reality is that it can be just as processed, often with just […]Continue reading Natural flavours still subject to chemical process