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Articles under "health1"

Marijuana Soda – A Different Kind of High

If you’re looking for a refreshing alternative to that soda in the grocery shelf, then you don’t have to wait any longer. Barring the passing of a law or a natural disaster, then a new line of soda is ready … Continue reading

10 Revolting Additives You Won’t Believe Are In Your Food

The majority of our food supply is contaminated with GMO’s, pesticides, and antibiotics, but many manufactured foods are also laced with a plethora of synthetic chemicals, from food colorants that increase the risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children and allergic … Continue reading

In Vitro Meat From Celebrity Tissue – Who Would You Eat?

If any of this is true, celebrity worship has now reached a bizarre level of cannibalism. A company called BiteLabs claims they plan to grow meat from celebrity tissue samples and use it to make artisanal salami. [see video] The … Continue reading

11 Types of Pig-Free Bacon That Will Blow Your Mind

America is in love with bacon which has become an irresistible obsession thanks to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes such as Smoked Bacon-and-egg Ice Cream. But as The Daily Meal points out, there are … Continue reading

The 10 Most Dangerous Foods You Can Eat

These aren’t forbidden foods, such as raw milk and horse meat, or foods that have been banned like haggis and Mirabelle Plums. These are 10 exotic food items that might look tempting, but according to Conde Nast Traveler they could … Continue reading

The 7 Most Harmful Ingredients in Food

None of us wantonly exposes our bodies, or our children’s bodies, to the harmful chemicals in processed foods. But with more than 3,000 food additives such as preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients added to US foods, it’s difficult to … Continue reading

22 Fast-Food Menu Items Impossible To Resist

Most readers undoubtedly strive to eat a nutritionally rich diet in order to maintain optimal health and minimize the risk of disease from poor eating habits. But if you’re anything like me, there are times when it’s impossible to resist … Continue reading

How Smartphones Will Revolutionize The Future of Local Food

In this wonderfully cogent article, Steve Holt argues that technology — specifically mobile technology — is key to the future of the local food movement and food justice in general. (source) In support of his claim, Holt explains how Mark … Continue reading

Rediscover Cabbage With This Cabbage and Onion Torta

Melissa Clark writes a wonderful weekly food column called A Good Appetite for the New York Times. Her acclaimed cookbook, “In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite,” includes essays and recipes based on her column. (source) Clark’s most recent book … Continue reading

14 Restaurant Workers Reveal the One Item You Should Never Order

In a previous article we featured warnings from restaurant employees on what items on the menu to absolutely avoid gleaned from Reddit. (source) After a recent similar question was posed on Reddit — “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should … Continue reading

19 Myths You Should Know About Nutrition

Good nutrition plays a vital role in preventing many known health issues. A poor diet can cause deficiency diseases such as scurvy, and can contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. But not all nutritional advice is sound. For … Continue reading

7 Celebrity Diet Tricks That Work (And 7 You Should Avoid)

We all wonder how Hollywood stars stay so lean and thin, and while eating right and exercise is usually their stock explanation for having beautiful bodies, some celebrities risk their health and lives to stay thin. Here are 7 diet … Continue reading

The 5 Most Desired Salads Among Hollywood Celebrities

In the most weight conscious place on earth, Hollywood is the salad capital of the world, and has created many of the most famous salads on the planet: the Cobb salad, the Chopped Salad, and the Caesar Salad. In her … Continue reading

Justin Bieber’s Simple, Straightforward Diet Plan

Justin Bieber has announced plans to change his musical direction to a hip-hop career, and may even shell out over $10 million on a house in Atlanta to be near rappers including T.I. and Rick Ross. Not long ago, Bieber’s … Continue reading

30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever

Based on information gleaned from our website, along with shrewd money saving suggestions via Dollar Savvy Magazine, we’ve listed 30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever in order to improve your health and save money. (Click Next to see the … Continue reading

Pot and Hashish-Infused Foods Remain Unregulated in Colorado

Last year, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Adult Colorado residents are now allowed to buy up to an ounce of marijuana per transaction. (source) A sushi mini-chain with locations in Denver and Boulder has introduced pot pairing menus … Continue reading

9 Steps We Can All Take To Achieve a Sustainable Future

GRACE Communications Foundation consists of a group of activists dedicated to increasing public awareness of the relationships between food, water and energy systems. Their goal is to educate consumers regarding the development of sustainable food networks. The foundation highlights the … Continue reading

What’s The Best Alcohol To Drink While Dieting?

Drinking wine, beer, or hard liquor while dieting can be a mixed bag. On one hand, having a drink may take the edge off any anxiety dieting may create, but may also make you lose self-control causing you to overeat. … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Lisa Lillien’s Blendy Vanilla Bliss

The Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien, is a New York Times best-selling author and found of Hungry-Girl.com, a website that features a free daily email service that both entertains and keep people in the know on the latest news about food … Continue reading

New York City’s Water Tanks Contaminated With E. Coli

Americans have been warned for years not to drink the water when traveling to Mexico for fear of contracting “Montezuma’s Revenge,” or what’s known as “traveler’s diarrhea.” (source) According to the CDC, an estimated 10 million people, or roughly 20% … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Mario Lopez’s Chocolate Coffee-Walnut Toffee

Mario Lopez is the type of person that will make you think, “What can’t he do?” A man of many trades, he has kept himself active by juggling between work, leisure, and family life. We see him on TV as … Continue reading

10 Vegetables and Herbs You Can Eat And Regrow In Your Kitchen

Some herbs and vegetables such as garlic, onions, and lettuce, are such basic ingredients in dishes and used so frequently that before you seem to notice, they’ve vanished from your refrigerator’s crisper. Gabrielle Taylor with Food Hacks astutely points out … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Lisa Lillien’s Spiced French Toast

The ‘Hungry Girl,’ Lisa Lillien, is the New York Times best-selling author behind the extremely successful blog, Hungry-Girl.com, where over millions of her subscribers await her free daily email service that both entertains and informs people around the world about … Continue reading

Why These Great Cheeses Are Unavailable in America

According to most cheese experts, there are roughly 1000 types of cheese, classified by type of milk, moisture, mold content, methods of processing, and added flavorings. But as The Daily Meal’s Editor Haley Willard points out, since many types of … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Lisa Lillien’s Choco-Berry Oatmeal

Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is the genius behind Hungry-Girl.com, where her daily email service entertains and informs over a million of her subscribers on food and healthy living. She also has a weekly column on WeightWatchers.com, regular contributions to … Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons To Drink Coffee

There are 100 million U.S. coffee drinkers who spend billions on coffee each year. Nearly 70 percent claim they have to drink coffee within the first hour of waking up. But besides perking you up in the morning, what many … Continue reading

Interview with Mihaela Lica Butler of “Garden Super Hero Tales”

Mihaela Lica Butler is the author of ”Garden Super Hero Tales,” a fun children’s cookbook about his son’s journey to discover the world of vegetables. Her son, Paul-Jules meets 10 new friends, Miss Aubergine (eggplant), Lady Courgette (zucchini), King Potato, Sweet … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Lisa Lillien’s Sweet Spiced Apples

Lisa Lillien, also known as “Hungry Girl”, is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand, especially the Website, Hungry-Girl.com, where she has over a million of subscribers obsessively awaiting her daily emails about … Continue reading

Deadly Pig Virus Threatens U.S. Pork Supply

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or the PED virus, is currently decimating the supply of young pigs. (source) Swine veterinarians claim the virus, which appeared for the first time in the U.S. in April, causes severe diarrhea and vomiting, is fatal … Continue reading

Nestlé To Test Foods on Human Brain and Liver Cells

According to recent news reports, Nestlé, the maker of Gerber baby food, Nescafé instant coffee, Kit Kat chocolate bars and Maggi soups, will begin testing its products with stem cell research. (source) Nestlé will obtain human brain and liver cells … Continue reading

Top Reasons To Cut Back on Sugar

Nearly thirty years ago, William Dufty, author of Sugar Blues, claimed the consumption of refined sugar is the number one cause of diabetes, and argued that refined sugar is an addictive drug, comparing it to opium, morphine, and heroin. (source) … Continue reading

California Chefs “Fighting Mad” Over Required Glove Use

Some California chefs are steaming mad over a new law that goes into effect this year. Beginning January 2014, a new section of the California Retail Food Code will prohibit bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, in an effort to … Continue reading

How Many Drinks A Day is Too Many Health Wise?

For years, study after study has suggested moderate drinking — four or less drinks a day for men and three or less for women — has health benefits ranging from lowering cholesterol, preventing type 2 diabetes and strokes, to boosting … Continue reading

10 Ways To Stay Safe In the Cold

Record low temperatures in many parts of the country has heightened the risk of frostbite, hypothermia, and dehydration. In extreme winter conditions, when wind chill drops temperatures below zero, frostbite can develop in as little as fifteen minutes. Body parts … Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Frostbite – And Keep The Whiskey Corked

According to meteorologist Brian Lada, a fresh blast of arctic air will deliver some of the coldest weather in 20 years to the Midwest into the start of this week. (source) Some parts of Michigan dipped to -30 below with … Continue reading

List of GMO-Free Foods

Despite mandatory GMO labeling in more than 60 countries around the world, last year, a California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically modified/engineered food was narrowly defeated. (source) A similar measure in Washington state was also defeated … Continue reading

Interview with Heather Blackmon from Better With Veggies

Better With Veggies is the food and fitness blog, where Heather Blackmon shares her approach to living an active life. She strives for balance wherever possible, enjoying foods with a heavy dose of veggies and workouts that make her smile! She want to … Continue reading

5 Powerful Reasons To Stop Using Antibacterial Soap

The vast majority of liquid antibacterial soaps and a significant percentage of bars use a chemical called triclosan as an active ingredient. As Smithsonian Magazine points out, triclosan was originally used strictly in hospital settings, and was adopted by manufacturers … Continue reading

Interview with Emily Dingmann from A Nutritionist Eats

Emily Dingmann is the author and owner of the successful blog, A Nutritionist Eats, where she share (mostly) healthy recipes, tips for living a healthy life and new foods that everyone should get to try! A Nutritionist Eats is one of the finalists … Continue reading

Consumer Reports Compares Fast Food Ad Photos To Reality

After receiving complaints that fast foods are visually less attractive in person than in their ads, menus, billboards, or websites, Consumer Reports sent staffers to seven fast-food chains: Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Quiznos, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s. (source) Staffers … Continue reading