Tag: food safety
Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack
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 – can it be faked?
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?
Quick label checks
When you are pressed for time, reading labels and trying to decipher the ingredients in any one product may seem a time-consuming task. There is a quick ‘rule of thumb’ that is worth remembering when you assess a products suitability for your family.Continue reading Quick label checks
Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods
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
‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads
Have you notices that some entries in The Chemical Maze list potential effects with the term ‘Scorecard’ after them (see formaldehyde for an example)? Scorecard spotlights the top polluters in the US and ranks states and countries by pollutant releases. You can visit their website and access a range of information such as:Continue reading ‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads
Aspartame is no substitute for sugar
Aspartame is a food additive, a chemical concoction marketed to us as supportive of our mission for health when in actuality it is potentially the most health debilitating additive there is.Continue reading Aspartame is no substitute for sugar
Simple ways to reduce the chemical load
Reducing the chemical load for you and your family doesn’t need to be difficult. There is one simple, easy to follow guideline that you can adopt immediately that will significantly effect health and wellbeing in the short and long term. And you can start right now.Continue reading Simple ways to reduce the chemical load
Genetically modified ingredients may trigger asthma
Health concerns about the use of genetically modified ingredients in the foods we eat are on the rise. For many people, the lack of hard data to say GM is ‘safe’ is enough to be cautious ‚Äì history has already provided many case studies of ingredients considered safe, that in the longer term were deemed […]Continue reading Genetically modified ingredients may trigger asthma
Do food additives contribute to obesity?
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?
BHA preservative linked to asthma
Asthma sufferers should look for BHA on ingredients labels. Butylate Hydroxyanisole (BHA) is a preservative that is used to keep food from changing colour, changing flavour, or becoming rancid. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (E320) is contained in meats, butter, chewing gums, nuts and dry mixes, snack foods, baked goods and sweets – many products that typically live […]Continue reading BHA preservative linked to asthma