Food

Satisfy Your Cravings With Organic Chocolate

Chocolate I love chocolate, but something I never gave much thought to is what goes into an ordinary chocolate bar.  Little did I realize that chocolate can have pesticide residue just like apples or other produce.  Now I think twice about eating chocolate; unless of course it’s organic chocolate. Buying organic chocolate is not just […] Read more…

Nasty Trans Fats Are Lurking in Your Food

  Donuts at the Office Someone brought in donuts at the office.  I looked at the label stating “0 GRAMS TRANS FAT” and I wondered…  How many people actually think that these doughnuts are “healthier” because they aren’t clogging their arteries with trans fats.  Of course I know better, so I’m going to share a […] Read more…

The Best Milk Comes in Glass Bottles

  Best Tasting Milk The best milk is fresh creamy and comes in glass bottles. There is quite a difference between conventional milk and high quality local milk.  Our family prefers the taste and nutrition of local milk in glass jars from Homestead Creamery in Virginia.  In addition to being local, it comes from cows […] Read more…

Are Artificial Colors Affecting Your Kids Behavior?

Artificial Colors Artificial colors are used in processed foods to make them look more appealing.  The problem is that they are created in a lab and they have numerous health concerns.  Studies show that artificial food colors can cause hyperactivity and ADHD.  Artificial food colors are banned in Europe, yet the FDA continues to allow […] Read more…

Food Ingredients Banned In Europe and Allowed in the US

Ingredients Banned in Europe Food Dyes Genetically Modified Soybeans and Corn Olestra Postassium Bromate Growth Hormones (RGBHa and RBST) Azodicarbonamide Brominated Vegetable OIL BHA and BHT The Food Industry The food industry often sells two different versions of a food.  For example Pringles in the UK  have a different ingredient list than the ones sold […] Read more…

Dangers Lurking in the Cereal Aisle

Whats in Your Cereal? Cereal is highly processed.  Meaning you will get lots of synthetic ingredients and very little nutrition.  You may be unaware that you are consuming toxins with every bite.  I used to be oblivious to the ingredients in cereal.  My kids love cereal, but we have finally after lots of hard work […] Read more…

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

What’s Better: Bottled Water or Tap Water?

Do you know which is better?  There are pros and cons to both bottled water and tap water.  After reading this article I definitely feel like there are a lot of reasons to ditch the plastic water bottles and drink filtered tap water.  We currently use a counter top reverse osmosis system in our house. […] Read more…

Is the Newly Approved GMO Potato Safe?

  Innate™ GMO Potato The Innate™ Potato was recently approved by the USDA and is expected to start being sold and produced in early 2015. Created by Simplot, one of the largest food and agribusiness companies in the United States, the Innate™ Potato has been genetically modified to Resist Bruising Resist Browning Reduce the amount of Acrylmide, a […] Read more…