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Superbugs: The not-so-sweet side effect of a food additive
Trehalose is used to sweeten and extend the shelf life of products, It’s in in everything from gum to nutrition bars. But when you eat foods with trehalose, it’s like scattering birdseed to attract birds to your yard. Except in this case, you’re feeding deadly bacteria and inviting it to thrive in your gut.
Can’t quit bacon? These plants might protect you
It’s been hammered into our heads that processed meats like bacon and sausage make us sick. That doesn’t make it any easier to eat less of these tasty foods. Luckily, researchers have identified a plant extract that not only may act as a substitute for the dangerous preservatives in processed meat, it may counteract their ill health effects.
This group of foods shortens your telomeres and triggers aging
While the term processed food is one most of us have heard, the concept of ultra-processed food is a litter trickier. These zero nutrition foods have been linked to everything from diabetes and high blood pressure to cancer. And a recent study has more bad news. they speed up your biological aging…
How to make bacon that won’t give you cancer or heart disease
Bacon is one of those processed meats that raises your cancer and heart disease risk. So, what’s a bacon lover to do? Some people turn to turkey bacon. But don’t kid yourself. It’s still processed meat. But there’s a tasty alternative you can make easily and eat to your heart’s content…
The ingredient sunscreen and cheese have in common
Titanium dioxide as an ingredient in sunscreen. But it’s a food additive as well. A “food grade” version is found in everything from chewing gum to cheese to chocolate to condiments. In fact, this ingredient is in so many everyday foods, you should know how it’s fueling poor health and chronic disease…
What do antifreeze, dog food, ice cream and your cosmetics have in common?
Let’s say you’re at the grocery store, and you have a sudden, overwhelming craving for a big scoop of rocky road in a waffle cone. You pick up the first carton of rocky road you see and take a look at the label. It contains all sorts of stuff, but you won’t find all of it listed for good reason…