10 Things the Processed Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

We’ve been led to believe that processed foods seem like the answer to today’s busy lives. New fads and fancy advertisements make promises that keep us coming back for more. The sad reality is that processed products are everywhere we look, making them increasingly harder to avoid.

Processed foods are also more convenient – that’s what it really comes down to in an ever increasing time poor society. It’s so much easier to bake a cake by opening up a box, pouring out a dry mix, and adding an egg and some oil than starting from scratch. But what is the price we really pay for this seemingly great convenience?

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Want to be Happy? Eat! – Delicious Ways to Improve Your Mood

Maybe you’ve seen movies where in the weeping lady or a broken-hearted man succumbs to junk foods and sweet desserts in hope of feeling better. Although eating could be a great way to improve your mood, it is essential that you know what particular foods can truly bust off the depression. Instead of opening a bag of cookies or sipping soft drink, experts suggest we eat more of the following foods:

Blue Potatoes

You might find it hard to look for blue potatoes but the moment you see one, go and buy it! Blue potatoes are rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins that aid in reducing the inflammation in the brain which is linked to depression. They also enhance short-term memory.

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Secrets for developing a strong liver

Check out this exclusive video clip from David Wolfe’s May 2012 Longevity Now® Conference with tonic herbal master Ron Teeguarden, where he explains from a Chinese Tonic Herbalism perspective, methods that have been known to promote a healthy liver.

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Top 10 Food Additives To Avoid

“Food additives have become commonplace in our modern diet but do they really “add” any value to our food?”

It might be common knowledge to you that most processed foods are not ideal for our health. These foods are often laden with artificial chemicals which can cause all sorts of havoc to our body. Typically these food additives are not easy to identify, as they are hidden under a variety of names and codes and usually in very small font.
Even when additives are derived from plant sources they can still be harmful. As Mike Adams says from ‘Hungry For Change’: “Stay away from anything that is an unnatural and highly concentrated chemical from a plant that should be consumed in its full spectrum bioavailable nutrient complexity. That’s the way nature delivers food – as a nutrient complex not as one isolated nutrient”.
Unbelievably there are over 300 chemicals used in processed foods today and statistics show that the average Australian and American household spends about 90 percent of their food budget on such foods!
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What The World Eats

This photographic report exposes the proliferation of processed foods in the western diet and in the diets of many developing countries the world over. Is it any wonder that we are seeing increases in diet & lifestyle related diseases? What are your thoughts?

About the project:

These images are from the book ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’ by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision. It’s an inspired idea, to better understand the human diet, explore what culturally diverse families eat for a week. Their portraits feature pictures of each family with a week’s worth of food purchases. We soon learn that diet is determined by largely uncontrollable forces like poverty, conflict and globalization, which can bring change with startling speed. Thus cultures can move, sometimes in a single jump, from traditional diets to the vexed plenty of global-food production. People have more to eat and, too often, eat more of nutritionally questionable food. And their health suffers.

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Britain

North Carolina, USA

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You Are What You Eat: Choosing the Best Diet

You’ve probably heard the saying: “You are what you eat.” But have you ever thought about what this really means in regard to healthy living? Think about this: Food is nothing more than a substance which is used to build your body. What does that mean if you’re not practicing healthy eating habits and if you’re putting junk food into your body? What does it mean if you’re looking for a way to achieve healthy weight loss and you’re starving your body of the nutrients that it needs to build healthy cells, bones, muscles and organs? As you can imagine, choosing the best diet is the key to healthy living and building a great body. This article will give you a good platform to start from when it comes to choosing the best diet for healthy living…

 

The Three Biggest Offenders

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What to expect from a naturopathic physician

What to expect from a naturopathic physician

A naturopathic consultation generally takes longer than a visit to your doctor or other health practitioner. This is because the naturopath needs to get as much information as possible regarding your state of health

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