Category Archives for "Healthy Living"

July 1, 2014

Chemicals in Food – Part 1


The marriage of food and science has changed our diets and grocery shopping experience significantly, especially over the last few decades. Grocery shopping was a whole lot different when it came from farms. Now chemical additives are unfortunately a significant part of our diet if you’re reaching for boxes, cans, and bags. The question of pesticides and herbicides aside, thank goodness farm-to-table eating has become a trend. I just hope it’s not a trend that fades away.

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March 28, 2014

What are Processed Foods


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Perhaps you have asked yourself “what are processed foods?” Picture yourself in your usual supermarket and try to visualize all of the processed foods. Better yet, the next time you are out shopping see how many foods on the shelves are processed. You may be surprised to learn that there is a tremendous array of these foods!

In order to eat healthier, you need to understand some processed food facts. Processed foods are foods that are not in their natural state. Processing foods alters them in some way. Processing foods with heat, chemicals, and preservatives will change their flavor, consistency, and nutritional value.

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