KFC Will Donate A Dollar To Diabetes Research With 64 Oz Pepsi Purchase

June 14th, 2011 Category: Food News

A local KFC franchise has offered to donate $1.00 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for every $2.99 purchase of a 64oz soda.

What they aren’t telling you is that you ARE the research!

Shellac: That Candy Coating On Your Sweets Really Comes From The Rear End Of A Beetle

June 13th, 2011 Category: Food Science

How often do you think you are eating bugs? Probably more often than you think. Did you know that most candy coatings are actually made out from secretions that came out of a bug.

L-Cysteine In Your Food Comes From Human Hair and Duck Feathers

June 9th, 2011 Category: Food Science

The non-essential amino acid L-cysteine is a derivative of human hair that is commonly used in food production as a dough softener, flavor enhancer, and sometimes as a dietary supplement. L-cysteine is found in the majority of pizza doughs, cookies, pastas, pastries and fast food buns.

Everything You Want To Know About Sports Drinks

June 1st, 2011 Category: Diet and Nutrition

Many people like the taste of sports drinks like Gatorade and Vitamin Water. This has alot to do with the high sugar content in these drinks. In some cases sports drinks have just as much sugar as soft drinks. The main reason that some people think they need to drink sports drinks is because “they have electrolytes”.

Big Sugar Sues High Fructose Corn Syrup Over Name Change

May 11th, 2011 Category: Food News

“This suit is about false advertising, pure and simple,” said Inder Mathur, president and CEO of Western Sugar Cooperative, the grower group that filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court along with the Michigan Sugar Co. and C&H Sugar Co. Inc.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) To Remove Chocolate and Strawberry Flavored Milks From Schools After Jamie Oliver Controversy

May 1st, 2011 Category: Food News

During an appearance with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show, LAUSD Supt. John Deasy says the Los Angeles school system will stop offering high-sugar chocolate and strawberry milk.

The superintendent says he wants to stop offering chocolate and strawberry flavored milk to students as part of an attempt to curb childhood obesity.

British Study Links Junk Food Diet To Lower IQ and School Problems

March 11th, 2011 Category: Diet and Nutrition

Toddlers who have a diet high in processed foods may have a slightly lower IQ in later life, according to a British study described as the biggest research of its kind.

The conclusion, comes from a long-term investigation into 14,000 people born in western England in 1991 and 1992 whose health and well-being were monitored at the ages of three, four, seven and eight and a half.

Study: Organic Milk Is More Nutritious Than Conventional Milk

February 18th, 2011 Category: Diet and Nutrition

Recently released findings from a United Kingdom study on milk suggest that there are health benefits to drinking organic milk rather than conventional milk.

Mercury Cancels Out the Health Benefits of Fish Oil In Child Development

February 1st, 2011 Category: Diet and Nutrition

A long-term dietary study looked at the effects on brain development of two well-known but contrary exposures – beneficial oils and toxic methyl mercury, that accompany a fish-rich diet.

Eating More Vegetables Makes You More Attractive

January 14th, 2011 Category: Diet and Nutrition

Research from the University of Nottingham shows that eating vegetables makes you look more attractive

Dr. Ian Stephen and his research team concluded that people who eat more fruit and vegetables per day have a healthier skin tone due to a substance called carotenoids