Monthly Archives: May 2010

Is Sugar Really That Bad For You?

Sugar | Foodfacts.com

Sugar | Foodfacts.com

You’ve probably seen that commercial – the one where a mother sadly contemplates the mountains of sugar her family consumes daily. Her children pile it on their cereal, then snack on sugar-laden treats washed down with corn syrup-based beverages. Even the teaspoonful or so she dusts over her grapefruit adds up to immeasurable mounds of empty calories. Continue reading

How To Stay Active At A Sedentary Work Place

Exercise | Foodfacts.com

Exercise | Foodfacts.com

On our quest to reach our fitness goals one of the biggest obstacles in our path can be our jobs. It can be difficult to make time out of our busy work day for a little bit of gym time. Even when we work hard and find time to get to the gym, the next morning we just return to our sedentary work self. Fitness and sports are our passion but we all can’t be professional athletes. Even most Olympic athletes have to keep a full time job to support their lifestyles. So how can we stay fit if we are working a sedentary job for 8 hours a day? The Foodfacts.com Blog found some tips to keeping your body and muscles active during a typical sedentary work day. Continue reading

Natural Alternatives to Granulated White Sugar

Granulated White Sugar | Foodfacts.com

Granulated White Sugar | Foodfacts.com

Let’s face it. Foodfacts.com is confident that not one of you knows somebody who does not enjoy something sweet. It can be as simple as a juicy piece of icy cold watermelon to something as complex as a spun-sugar sculpture or anything in between. Thirsty? Grab a Coca-Cola Classic out of the fridge. Your mouth feels empty and you just gotta put something in it? Where did that pack of Juicy Fruit gum go? You are out shopping with your friends and get an overwhelming craving for caffeine? An ordinary black coffee, without sweetener, just will not do it. Bring on an espresso. Too bitter? Pour on the sugar! Continue reading

Living With and Getting Relief from Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Intolerance | Foodfacts.com

Gluten Intolerance | Foodfacts.com

(Courtesy of What Can I Eat)

Editor’s Note: Food Facts members know only too well by now the importance of gluten free products. Here is some interesting information from our friends at What Can I Eat

Many people who use alternative products that are Gluten Free, already have some understanding of how Gluten intolerance can affect their lives.  I thought it might be good though to give a little real life reminder. Continue reading

High Cost of Food Allergy

High Cost of Food Allergy | Foodfacts.com

High Cost of Food Allergy | Foodfacts.com

Aside from the additional costs that families dealing with food allergies have to incur, another financial challenge comes in the form of opportunity loss. More often than not, half of what would ordinarily be a two-income household will have to give up his or her career in order to closely monitor a child suffering from dangerous allergies – or at the very least to cut back on working hours. Continue reading