Fruit consumption is an important part of everyone’s diet, but perhaps even more important for children. Fruit consumption for children not only provides many vitamins and minerals, but it also helps promote growth. Good child health includes the consumption of a variety of fruits since each supplies different nutrients that can also help prevent diseases. But unfortunately, while kids should be eating the most fruits and veggies, they are also the most picky when it comes to them, requiring some …Read more
The average American consumes about 31 lb. of rice through their diets every year, and that number is growing. Although rice is generally considered to be a healthy addition to our diets, a shocking new study has revealed that imported rice contains dangerously high levels of highly toxic heavy metals like lead.
Lead is a toxin that harms the brain, raises blood pressure and increases the risk for anemia and cardiovascular disease. Recently, Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, Associate Professor of Chemistry at …Read more
It’s an unfortunate yet indisputable fact that the vast majority of items in your local grocery store contain artificial food dyes. From snack foods, beverages, cereals, baked goods, desserts, candy, meats, fish, produce, cosmetics, lotions, medications and several other every-day products, we are in constant contact with artificial food dyes, whether we want to be or not.
Yellow 5 (Tartrazine) and Yellow 6 (Sunset Yellow) are two of the most common artificial food dyes in North America, providing a bright …Read more
You may recognize it mainly from its presence in sushi, desserts, or even as a decoration on some popular dishes at your favorite Oriental restaurant, but it has recently been catching on in North America for its perceived health benefits, and is it living up to the hype?
Scientists …Read more