Category Archives: Food Knowledge

What is in Yogurt?

What is in Yogurt? Potassium Sorbate maybe??

Milk and dairy products are a good source of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Proteins and fat are required for our bodies to survive. Excess fats (fatty acids) and proteins can be converted into carbohydrates to provide us with energy. The body requires fatty acids to build brain and nerve cells and without fat our brain function suffers. We also need protein in order to feed the protein in our body. Our proteins are made up of amino acids. There are a total of 20 amino acids, 12 of which our body can produce but 8 that we need from other sources in our diets. Those amino acids are called the “essential amino acids” because we need them. They are essential so we may live and thrive.
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The Truth about Eggs and Cholesterol

Eggs are good for you… most of you! Learn the Truth about Eggs and Cholesterol!

Yes, eggs are good for you. It’s Easter and it is time to get over the guilt associated with consuming eggs. Current research shows the benefits of eggs, however when an authoritative organization like the American Heart Association perpetuates misinformation it makes it difficult for us to get to the truth.
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Bread and Fire extinguishers have what in common?

Generally, you would think they do not have anything in common.

Azodicarbonamide, a foaming agent used to make exercise mats and make fire extinguishers more effective is also used in the buns and breads in many grocery stores and fast food establishments. It is a chemical banned in most countries in Europe, Australia and many eastern countries. It is not food. Sure it makes buns fluffier but at what cost to your health? It has been shown to worsen asthma like symptoms. The potential harmful effects of chemicals like Azodicarbonamide generally cannot be felt immediately but may have a cumulative effect on your health over time.
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Are Hot Dogs healthy?

Ah hot dogs…part of the American Dream. Part of what makes this great country even greater. Are Hot Dogs healthy? Unfortunately, we know that these tasty backyard barbeque bites are not the best for us in terms of our health. Hot dogs and other processed food (foods with a lot of preservatives in them) often contain unhealthy ingredients like sodium nitrite and so many other chemicals with names that are so long that they stop sounding like food ingredients.
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