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So much of what we eat is done with our eyes first. We want our food to look like the flavours that best represent them. With so many naturally beautiful coloured foods available to us, it's not difficult to create our own food colouring without powdering bugs.
Artificial food colouring in packaged food tends to be listed on ingredient labels, but until now, the amount of food dye in brand name food products was a mystery. But a new study published in the...
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You've all heard "you are what you eat" before, right? Well we now know that that is true on a more fundamental level than you ever could have imagined. So, is it possible that the foods we eat can be changing this chemical and physical make-up to actually create feelings of stress and anxiety? Absolutely! Check out the top five foods that can affect your brain chemistry and cause stress and anxiety.
Ask anyone involved in the health industry, and they'll tell you the same thing -- you should only eat foods containing ingredients you can pronounce. President's Choice, the food brand owned by Canad...
Having my first child made me keenly aware of the effects of artificial colours. Watching my one-year-old go bonkers after inadvertently ingesting a "healthy" yogurt drink containing a red dye was enough to convince me that artificial colours in our food are trouble, and not just in my home.
We buy into the claims that are shouted at us from TV, magazines and food packages themselves because we want so badly for them to work. We are buying and the marketers keep branding, and in many cases completely fabricating health claims -- and many of them don't make any sense at all.