Tag: food processing

Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack

Posted on 13 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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Honey – can it be faked?

Posted on 9 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Have you ever eaten Zein?

Posted on 24 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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Good food is meant to perish

Posted on 17 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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.

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How can a product containing GM oil and GM corn be labelled ‚Äòall natural’?

Posted on 12 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Sulphur Dioxide (220) the key to bright orange dried apricots

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Do food additives contribute to obesity?

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Avoiding gluten in not-so-obvious foods

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Natural flavours still subject to chemical process

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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