According to Italian scientists, eating less may help keep your mind young. Scientists have discovered the molecular process by which a strict diet may save the brain from the aging process. The research, published in the US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on a study of mice that … [Read more...] about Calorie-Restricted Diet can Stop Brains from Aging
Recently, I have decided to use up the last of the dairy and animal products in my refrigerator and pantry in order to make the switch to a vegan diet. A vegan diet is, essentially, an entirely plant-based diet. While I do have strong political commitments to non-human animal welfare and deep concerns for the environment, … [Read more...] about Does the New ‘MyPlate’ Serve Us Well?
Many "blueberry" cereals, pastries, bagels, breads and bars are not made with real blueberries at all! Instead, the blueberries are faked using artificial colors (Red #40, Blue #2), partially-hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars like High Fructose Corn Syrup. Watch the 7-minute mini-documentary exposing the blueberry … [Read more...] about Are Those Real Blueberries?
Why do we need to sweeten everything we eat? Is it because nothing in its natural state tastes good? Or, have we been programmed to think sweetness is the only taste that is truly satisfying because sugar has been increasingly added to most packaged foods? It is interesting that if you stop eating sugar laden foods you will … [Read more...] about Overcome Your Basic Desire for Sweet Foods
What makes a food product "organic?" Organic foods must meet certain standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, such as being produced without the use of hormones, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics or fertilizers created with sewer waste or ingredients that aren't natural. This alone makes organic foods … [Read more...] about Are Organic Foods Healthier for You?