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Make your own garlic powder for an easy, inexpensive way to improve health and add flavor to meals

5/3/2015 - The herb garlic has been used as a flavoring since the earliest times of mankind's history. It has been found in the Egyptian pyramids and was used in temples in ancient Greece. Garlic has been used as a spice and also as a medicine. Even Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, recommended the...

Sickening: Major food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives in processed foods

4/15/2015 - Every time you purchase mass-produced processed "food" from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you're choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted...

Herbs and spices can add flavor and health benefits to meals while reducing sodium intake

11/26/2014 - Herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations inhabiting all corners of the earth, offering various benefits for both physical and spiritual health. With the development of new technology, Western medicine has strayed further and further from the planet's natural resources. However,...

Phosphoric acid causes kidney disease, lowers bone density, is in Coca-Cola, despite label 'no artificial flavors, no preservatives'

8/29/2014 - Coca-Cola's global sales have dropped for the third straight year. For the first time in 15 years, Coca-Cola's global soda sales volumes fell in the first quarter of the year. The excitement of the fizzy drinks is begging to fizzle out. Consumers are growing concerned with their waistlines, their diabetes...

Most people prefer blueberries' flavor over their health benefits, according to study

8/22/2014 - Despite a recent study showing that most people prefer eating blueberries more for their delicious taste than for their health benefits, the fact remains that, regardless of the reason behind the consumption, they're a fruit well worth enjoying. (1) In the study, conducted by researchers at the University...

Haagen-Dazs launches vegetable flavored ice cream

4/29/2014 - Anyone up for some tomato-cherry or carrot-orange ice cream? Haagen-Dazs, normally associated with ice cream flavors such as Black Cherry Amaretto gelato, Mint Chip and Lemon Zest sorbet, is urging folks to get on the healthy eating bandwagon with the introduction of their newest flavors, Tomato-Cherry...

Know what's In your food (opinion)

3/3/2013 7:53:23 PM - For years I have gone into food stores and read labels only to not know what half the ingredients were. I got to thinking, that maybe I'm not alone when it comes to knowing what the rest of them are. So, I've put together what might be a one-stop shopping guide to understanding what's in your food. ACESULFAME...

MSG: Many Secrets Guarded (opinion)

2/11/2013 9:28:56 PM - By now, most of us are aware of the fact that MSG has two purposes: to give a food that has absolutely no flavor, flavor and to increase the shelf life of a useless product that ultimately will increase the profits of the highly reputable company using it. Actually, there is a third purpose that no...

Health Basics - What's really behind the ingredient 'Natural Flavors?'

6/27/2012 - What does the term "natural flavors" really mean? Could it be that the term "natural flavors" includes genetically modified, pesticide-laden food? There are also plenty of "food products" on the shelves that read "all natural" on the label, but they still contain large amounts of synthetic, laboratory-concocted...

Artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers are dangerous

5/3/2012 - Due to our society's love of sugar, scientists have been able to synthetically produce artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers. These artificial sweeteners give us the same pleasure as sugar without the calories and dangerous effects on insulin signaling and triglyceride formation. This includes...

Superfood flavor breakthrough? Independent review of Rejuvenate Strawberry-Peach Protein Plus

4/12/2012 - One of my top, all-time favorite superfood products is called Rejuvenate Plus!, formulated by Dr. Hank Liers. This is a nutrient-dense, high-protein and high-RNA superfood made with freeze-dried organic berries and achieving a very high ORAC value (antioxidants) while delivering superb taste. Yeah,...

Obama agency rules Pepsi's use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks constitutes 'ordinary business operations'

3/17/2012 - The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo's...

Oklahoma lawmaker wants to stop Pepsi from using aborted fetus cells in soda flavoring research

1/24/2012 4:13:07 PM - In order to simulate various flavors in processed foods, some food manufacturers are actually using aborted fetal cells to test and produce these artificial chemical enhancers that millions of Americans consume every single day. Concerned about the ethical and moral implications of such a process, Oklahoma...

Popular orange juices flavored with secret "flavor packs" not listed on the label

1/20/2012 - Ever wonder how premium "100 percent pure" orange juice brands manage to taste delicious and fresh all year round, as though oranges never go out of season? Here's a hint: it's because that may NOT be pure orange juice you're drinking. That incredible flavor comes from a "secret ingredient" that premium...

Watch out for high fructose corn syrup in barbeque sauces - many are loaded with sweeteners

11/25/2011 - Barbecue enthusiasts who believe that "if it ain't barbeque, it ain't food" may be pouring something that arguable isn't food on their grilled meats if they use commercially prepared barbeque sauce. Many of these sauces create their so-called "authentic" flavor using high fructose corn syrup -- often...

Protect yourself from the ravages of the Food Flavor Industry

2/28/2011 - All processed, packaged, and all restaurant foods contain some sort of flavor enhancing or sweetening additives that are toxic. Aspartame and MSG, with its long list of aliases to disguise its presence, are excitotoxins. They excite nervous system and brain cells literally to death. They also disrupt...

Even Negligible Ingredients in Soda are Bad for Your Health

9/21/2010 - Natural News has long reported the dangers of soda, both regular and diet. The Health Ranger and other reporters here have methodically documented the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HCFS), aspartame, caffeine, and phosphorous. There are multiple stories about the effects of these products on consumers'...

Smoke flavoring may be toxic to humans

5/15/2010 - Several concentrated smoke flavorings may pose health risks in humans, according to the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) panel on flavorings. "The panel expressed safety concerns for several smoke flavorings where intake levels could be relatively close to the levels which may cause negative...

Common Additives in Your Food Contain Shocking Dangers, Part II

2/19/2010 - Food marketers are vying harder than ever for your shopping dollar. They use any of 14,000 additives to make their products last longer, taste fresher or seem more appealing. The health effects of these compounds, especially in combination, are only gradually becoming apparent. Read all the details...

Learn about the Importance of the Classic Chinese Six Flavor Tea Pill

8/4/2009 - Out of thousands of TCM patent herbal formulas, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (or Six Flavor Tea Pill) is perhaps the most important of all. It treats a wide variety of conditions, from diabetes, high cholesterol numbers, low adrenals and insomnia to weakness in the knees, poor hearing and poor eyesight. One...

Save Money: Make Your Own Tasty Nutritious Bread

2/24/2009 - Home made bread saves money both at its production and in the long run. Using fresh ingredients will cost less than a store-bought loaf. The bread which results will be nutritious and tasty, with endless variety. Many people fear that making bread is a long and complicated process. Instead you will...

The Cover-Up of Hidden MSG

12/12/2008 - The safety of MSG is a controversial issue that deserves much more attention, debate and discussion within the health industry, the mainstream media and the public. Independent researchers, experts and whistle-blowers claim that MSG functions not only as a flavor enhancer, but as a harmful neurotoxin...

Popcorn Flavor Ingredient May Cause Lung Disease in Consumers

10/11/2008 - The artificial butter flavoring widely suspected of causing a potentially fatal disease known as "popcorn lung" has produced symptoms similar to the disease in mice, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health...

Consumer Sues Over Popcorn Lung Disease From Butter Flavor Diacetyl Chemical

8/3/2008 - The only known consumer to have developed the health condition known as "popcorn lung" is suing the stores that sold him his microwave popcorn, saying that they failed to warn him that he could become ill from using the product as intended. Wayne Watson of Centennial, Colorado was diagnosed with...

Surprise Ingredients in Fast Food

11/3/2007 - The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there has been a market trend promoting menu items that appear to be healthy. But most of these menu items have ingredients that health conscious consumers would prefer to...

Revealed: The best new raw food bars

9/12/2006 - With the public awakening to the health benefits of live foods (raw foods), a number of impressive new companies have emerged, sporting delicious new raw food bars that make the health food bars of just two years ago seem outdated. Today, you can find food bars made with absolutely none of the "bad"...

The Flavor of Marketing to Kids (press release)

8/31/2006 - Reynolds Tobacco (or RJR), the company that brought us Joe Camel, is up to its old tricks, targeting our children again. Twenty years ago RJR created Joe Camel, who blew smoke rings over Times Square and was so heavily promoted that more children recognized this cartoon character than Walt Disney’s...

Losing weight by controlling flavor variety (press release)

8/24/2006 - A major cause of overeating is eating too many flavors all at once, triggering the hypothalamus in the brain to ask for more food, according to David Katz, M.D., of the Prevention Research Center and the Rudd Food Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. ...

Common butter flavor chemical ingredient causes serious lung disease

7/27/2006 - Two workers' unions want the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to limit workers' exposure to an artificial butter flavoring ingredient that has been found to cause a serious lung condition called bronchiolitis obliterans, or "popcorn workers' lung." The Teamsters...

Unsafe snacks? New "Natural" Doritos contains yeast extract

4/19/2006 - Frito-Lay has launched a new "Natural Doritos" product that doesn't have the usual monosodium glutamate (an excitotoxin) and artificial colors found in its flagship product, but it does contain another offensive ingredient: yeast extract. It's listed right on the package of the new Natural Doritos products. Yeast...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

Spry dental gum prevents cavities with xylitol

2/14/2005 - Let me introduce you to the gum you should be chewing if you're not chewing it already. This is a chewing gum product that has absolutely no dangerous ingredients like saccharine, aspartame, or sucrolose. It also has no refined carbohydrates such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. It has no artificial...

Larabars are unique food bars with no preservatives, no refined sugars: exclusive interview with Lara Merriken

12/5/2004 - The following is part two of an exclusive interview with Lara Merriken, CEO of Larabar, makers of natural food bars. Mike: How do you make your Larabar products with a decent shelf life without using preservatives like most of the other food bar products do? Lara: Well, I did a lot of shelf studies...

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