13 Little-Known Reasons to HATE Processed Foods

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In 2012, the term “pink slime” became a household word. It refers to what the processed meat industry calls “lean finely textured beef” (LFTB), but what is really beef scraps and connective tissue treated with ammonia then added to ground beef. After it was widely publicized, many food companies removed it from their burgers … […]

The 7 Best “Good Mood” Foods

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You’re cranky, you’re tired and you just want to get into bed and pull the covers over your head. But it’s only 3 p.m. Your first instinct might be to order a triple-shot espresso, grab a candy bar or maybe scoop yourself a big bowl of ice cream, but any of these will be suicide […]

15 Natural Foods Highest in Fiber

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For a food that your body can’t even digest, fiber has an impressive role in your health. In fact, its ability to pass through your stomach, small intestine and colon mostly intact is part of what makes it so useful. For starters, fiber provides bulk to your diet, helping you feel full longer (and ultimately […]

The 2 Worst Fats for Your Health

Your body needs fat to function, but there’s a big difference between the natural fats in, say, a grass-fed organic burger and those in a chocolate doughnut. The type of fat you eat can literally make or break your health, which is why it’s absolutely crucial that you can decipher good fats from bad. As […]

The 3 Best Fats for Your Health

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Your body needs fat to function, which is why consuming the right types of fat in your daily diet is one of the best choices you can make for your health. Your body needs fat for energy, growth and development, and maintaining cell membranes. Fat is also essential for your body to absorb fat-soluble nutrients, […]

The Industrial Solvent in Your Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Beer and Cheese

The base for traditional antifreeze is the deadly ethylene glycol. It’s relative, propylene glycol, is used to manufacture so-called ‘safer’ anti-freezes for people who don’t want to accidently poison their pets and surrounding wildlife. This clear slightly syrupy liquid (at room temperature) is not only used to make antifreeze and deicing solutions for cars, airplanes […]

The Hidden Health Dangers of MSG

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that’s used to add a savory flavor to foods like processed meats, canned vegetables, soups, and much more. When you eat food that’s been ‘enhanced’ with MSG, you’ll think it tastes more satisfying, more full of flavor, and more “meaty” than it actually is. Many people experience a […]

The 5 Healthiest National Chain Restaurants

Eating out at a restaurant is dubious, at best, when it comes to your health — especially when it comes to chain restaurants. Most will agree that the healthiest meals are those you create in your own kitchen, using fresh ingredients and real food. Still, it’s the rare person who doesn’t like to have someone […]

The 5 Unhealthiest National Chain Restaurants

National chain restaurants are not known for their health appeal, but you probably assume that when you order a burger, a salad or a slice of pizza, you’re getting just that — meat and cheese on a bun, lettuce with some dressing, and mozzarella cheese with toppings on pizza dough. This would be a lofty […]