Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

Even moderate consumption of fructose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from soda, fruit drinks and apple juice corresponds to a higher risk of asthma in adults. This is the finding of a recent study by independent researcher Luanne DeChristopher and Katherine Tucker from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Their study found that … Continue reading Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

“Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

A fast-food restaurant’s vegetarian offerings may not be as healthy as you might think. This is according to nutritionist Christina Crowder who noted that while some fast-food items may indeed feature “healthy” ingredients such as fresh vegetables, these are often smothered with salty sauces and served with sugary drinks. In addition, these are often accompanied by other salt and … Continue reading “Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

When it comes to beverages that increase your risk of cancer, it turns out that a glass of orange juice may be just as bad as a glass of soda. This is according to a new study, which found that sugary drinks – including 100 percent fruit juice – were “significantly associated with the risk of … Continue reading It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

A dangerous brew: Plastic teabags release BILLIONS of microplastics particles into your drink

Teabags made from plastic – rather than the usual paper – are fast becoming common around the globe. But tea drinkers ought to steer clear of these plastic teabags after recent tests found that a single bag could shed billions of microplastics into each cup. In a major breakthrough, scientists from Canada’s McGill University at Montreal found that just one plastic teabag … Continue reading A dangerous brew: Plastic teabags release BILLIONS of microplastics particles into your drink

Presence of fast food restaurants in cities linked to more HEART ATTACKS, warn scientists

It’s no secret that fast foods are bad for human health, posing both short- and long-term consequences. But cutting back on fast foods might be easier said than done if there is an abundance of fast food restaurants. In fact, scientists find that a higher number of fast food joints do not just promote poor food … Continue reading Presence of fast food restaurants in cities linked to more HEART ATTACKS, warn scientists

The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

People are buying storable food products in huge quantities right now, but have you actually read the ingredients in some of these foods? Most storable food manufacturers hide their ingredients to try to prevent the public from seeing what they really contain. That’s no surprise, since most of them are made with genetically modified corn, soy and … Continue reading The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

It’s no secret that soda is one of the unhealthiest drinks out there, but that doesn’t stop people from consuming it. That being said, this recent research might change people’s minds. In the largest cohort of its kind, a group of 50 researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied the soda consumption of more … Continue reading Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

The Dangers of Sugar and the Importance of Healthy Sugar Substitutes

Sugar is sold abundantly in every food shop in the world and is often not acknowledged as the aging health criminal that it is. Sugar is responsible for an astonishing amount of physical and mental suffering. So many illnesses are caused by carbohydrates sugar overload, while many others are certainly made worse by it. Health … Continue reading The Dangers of Sugar and the Importance of Healthy Sugar Substitutes

Sugary drinks and disease: Chugging 2 sodas per day increases your risk of premature death

The added sugar in soda makes it one of the unhealthiest drinks in the world. On top of raising blood sugar and contributing to abdominal fat, European researchers found that soda can also lead to an earlier death. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study demonstrates that daily consumption of two or more sodas – diet or not – and … Continue reading Sugary drinks and disease: Chugging 2 sodas per day increases your risk of premature death

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be hiding in some leafy greens, warn researchers

A study presented at the American Society for Microbiology conference has warned that plant foods can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or superbugs. In particular, hard-to-wash vegetables such as lettuce may be hiding these microorganisms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 20 percent of the two million annual superbug infections are linked to agriculture. However, this estimate only accounts for … Continue reading Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be hiding in some leafy greens, warn researchers