A very interesting blog, Thanks for posting it.
When i was raising my kids, I told them that if they could read the ingredients in a food product, then i would buy it. Later, when they got older and could propnounce Butylated, I told them that they had to know what the ingredient was, That allowed me to feed them a basicaly healthy diet of real food.
As a nutrition consultant, I would tell my clients that if the ingredients list looked like a menu, to eat it, if it looked a chemistry set, to avoid it.
Keep it real.
10/25/2010 - 6:03am
Gluten...what is the latest "gluten free" craze all about?
10/18/2010 - 9:26pm
I want to know more, about th red food coloring that comes from BEETLES! My goodness, what they won't add yet!
10/18/2010 - 2:45pm
MSG. i have heard it is listed by different names. is that true?
10/08/2010 - 3:16pm
You state that Xanthan gum and Maltodextrin are not that scary and are just startches added to low-fat foods for body and binding. Yes, that's true. However, those starches are carbohydrates. They add calories and can effect your tri-glycerides, like the other carbohydrates you mention earlier in the piece. The trade-off of a possibly healthy fat for an additional carbohydrate is not always a health choice. I know too many people who think the low-fat dressing, loaded with these carbohydrates to replace the fat, are healthy for them. They are not. A dressing that uses a healthy fat like olive oil or walnut oil would be better for you and your heart than the low-fat dressings filled with these carbohydrates to fool your mouth into not missing the fat.
10/07/2010 - 7:20am
Maltodextrine is NOT a good ingredient - it acts look SUGAR for most diabetics and therefore raises blood glucose --
10/06/2010 - 10:51am
Hemp:I have some granola bars that say there's hemp in them. I'm looking for a job. Will that make me fail a drug test?
10/06/2010 - 8:21am
So, I should not take a supplement with omega 3-6-9?
10/05/2010 - 10:26pm
this was a very helpful piece ,would like to hear about more such added ingrediants , oils, types of oils and their effects , , snacks we cosume espl those related to our children thanks
10/05/2010 - 10:25pm
It is listed in a ?salmon (or other fish) patty--- a Trader Joe's label. I always read labels! I did not eat the fish; I googled quite awhile and couldn't find any help identifying Potato Extract.