Hidden Food Ingredients

  It is becoming more and more common for foods to contain chemicals, additives and preservatives that are not listed on the ingredient list. The term “indus­try standard” is the device that offers a hiding place and makes this possible. When manufacturers use an “industry standard” ingredient in their product, they do not have to list it on the ingredient list. These hidden ingredients lurk in many different foods. For those of us with sensitivities, or those who care about the food they eat, … [Read more...]

Sugar By Any Other Name

Label reading can be confusing.  Some might say it's from stricter labeling laws or the food industry's attempts to confuse and deceive. Whatever the reason for the confusion, if we are going to consume what is in the package and we are interested in our health, then we need to know what we're putting into our mouths. Refined sugars... · High-fructose corn syrup    · Fructose · Glucose    · Sorbitol    · Maltodextrin · Mannitol ...do not provide good nutrition. High-fructose corn … [Read more...]