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Anything that enters our bodies through direct contact with our mucosal membranes, inhaled into our lungs or touches our skin for long periods of time has the highest chance of entering our blood stream and influencing our health, for good or bad.
Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.
These days many would consider "sugar" a bad word. The basis for such thinking is flawed, and the important thing to note is that sugar, in any of its forms, is not the enemy of our diets. Just like everything else, sugar needs to be consumed in moderation. It doesn't make sense to completely eliminate sugar from our diet.
I personally believe we are what we eat and we're not eating very well today. The occasional indulgence is fine but a continuous diet of chemicals and additives to your food supply can remain in your body for years.
These additives enhance the appearance of the food and prolong shelf life. But are they safe?
When I recently read that superstar Beyoncé, a role model to millions, especially her legions of young fans, signed a 50 million dollar deal with Pepsi, I was compelled to speak up. A lifestyle brand! Seriously? Do celebrities have a moral responsibility to talk their talk and walk their walk? I believe they do.
New evidence about what might be wiping out our bee population points to the neonicotinoid pesticide used to soak conventionally raised corn seeds. Here is why you should care: without bees, there is no pollination. Without pollination, plants that are grown for food, as well as trees and shrubs to keep our planet cool, are at risk.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - What defines sugar? It's getting to be a stickier question.The Sugar Association is accusing the makers of high fructose corn syrup of trying to candy-coat their image by calling thei...