Monthly Archives: September 2009

Kick up the Spice to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

Reduce Sodium

Americans love their salt and it is difficult to completely avoid salt in our food supply and often consume it without even knowing it. Researchers have found that many of our food products have the highest sodium levels in the world so it is no surprise that the average person in the United States and Canada consumes over 3,000 mg of sodium each day, which is a whopping double the recommended amount! Continue reading

Surprising Foods Containing Aspartame

Aspartame Products

Aspartame Products

Aspartame is a sugar substitute widely used in sugar-free drinks, candies and desserts and in tabletop sweeteners. It is made of two amino acids – aspartic acid and phenylalanine – and breaks down into these two components and methanol upon digestion. Continue reading

Take Control! Healthy Family Tips

Processed Foods

Processed Foods

Consumers are increasingly aware that the regular consumption of processed foods is not healthy for many reasons, including causing obesity.

Processed food companies generally create products that are cost-effective to produce and have long shelf lives. It seems that sometimes the value of healthy eating is ignored as more additives are being used to create foods, such as hydrogenated oils, BHT and dyes. Continue reading

The Hidden Truths About Aspartame

Aspartame

Aspartame

The world’s most popular artificial sweetener is not without controversy. This video is an extensive news report and we believe it is worthwhile viewing. In the meantime, check Food Facts.com for a list of food products that are known to include aspartame. It is included in over 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide, and Food Facts.com lists many food products that contain aspartame. We would like to hear from our readers and subscribers about their personal experiences with drinks or any other food products containing aspartame.


Can Soft Drinks Be Healthy?


Can Soft Drinks Be Healthy?

Can Soft Drinks Be Healthy?

For those of you who love your diet-Pepsi, crave cream soda and can’t have a meal without your CocaCola, there is bad news. Many dieters depend on diet drinks and sodas when following a weight loss plan. It seems logical and the right thing to do: cut back on your sugar intake and reduce daily calories. It’s all so easy, especially when diet sodas allow you to experience the same great taste as a regular soda, as well as the caffeine high, without getting excess calories. Continue reading