Hidden Food Ingredients: Part 3

  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...]

5 Food Rules for Earth Day

There are many ways to help protect the planet, but dietary changes are one of the most effective means of reducing our carbon footprint. Did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions? That's more than the combined exhaust from all transportation! Here are 5 ways to help our planet through dietary changes this Earth day. 1. Look for Green Meat - If possible, source your meat from a local farmer and opt for poultry or livestock that have been raised on … [Read more...]

Spring Picks from the Michigan Farmers Market

Most Michigan farmers markets are now open for the season. Have you visited one yet? Next time you're out shopping for fresh, local produce, try finding these 5 superfoods! 1) Strawberries - Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and low in calories, fresh strawberries are truly a "sweet" snack. They usually become available in mid-May and have a short season, so get them while you can! *Note: Strawberries are on the "dirty dozen" list. Always choose organic. 2) Mushrooms - April and May … [Read more...]