Processed Foods

Simple Food Swaps that Will Transform Your Health

Simple Food Swaps that Will Transform Your Health With the major holidays out of the way, it’s time to clean up your diet and start eating healthy again. Thankfully you will be on your way to a healthier, happier you in no time with these easy food swaps. Food swaps are an easy way to clean up your diet and load up on more nutrition without having to make drastic changes. Below are some very simple food swaps that will transform your health and diet without you even noticing. FRUIT JUICE FOR FRESH FRUIT  No matter how much fruit juice […]

Don’t Be Fooled By These Unhealthy Foods

Don’t Be Fooled By These Unhealthy Foods We all known that the food industry can be a bit sneaky when it comes to our food. So, don’t be fooled by these unhealthy food items. Fruit Snacks These tiny little fruit shaped treats may seem like a good choice for your kids, but there’s actually no real fruit juice in these treats, just a lot of chemicals and teeth-destroying sugar. There are made up of artificial flavorings, coloring’s, juice concentrate, thickeners and a lot of sugar. Consider making your own fruit roll-ups at home with real fruit. Microwave Breakfast Sandwiches Microwavable […]

Emergency Foods to Keep on Hand When Sugar Cravings Hit 1

 Emergency Foods to Keep on Hand When Sugar Cravings Hit Sugar cravings aren’t always easy to ignore, not to mention that sugar is everywhere! We all know that sugar isn’t a healthy choice, so why is it so hard to resist? It’s very addicting and with increasing rates of obesity, inflammation, and diabetes, sugar is one ingredient we should avoid. But, without something to satisfy your taste buds, it’s hard to stay away. Below are 7 foods to keep on hand to help with sugar cravings. 1. Baby Carrots Baby carrots are an easy on the go alternative to sugary snacks. […]

5 Food Additives You Should Avoid

5 Food Additives You Should Avoid Next time you’re at the super market, take a look at the ingredient list of the products you are purchasing. You may come to realize that you don’t recognize many of the ingredients and that some may even appear to be foreign to you. In fact, many of these ingredients are actually banned in other countries. An average American house hold spends at least 90 percent of their food budget on processed foods, which may be a leading cause to many dangerous health concerns. Here are 5 food additives you should avoid at all […]

Organic Green Leaf Stevia Powder

If you have been trying to stay away from refined sugar and processed sweeteners, it’s time you learn about stevia. What is Organic Green Leaf Stevia? Stevia leaf’s most obvious and notable characteristic is its sweet taste. However, the sweet taste is not due to carbohydrate-based molecules, but to several non-caloric molecules called glycosides.  Stevia is a great sugar alternative with zero calories.  It is commonly used in helping manage diabetes, and can be used freely without affecting blood sugar. Stevia leaf powder is a fantastic alternative for people trying to manage their weight. Benefits of Organic Green Leaf Stevia […]

Organic Green Leaf Stevia Powder

Artificial Flavors: Side Effects

Artificial Flavors: Side Effects Most Americans are unknowingly consuming dangerous amounts of artificial flavoring each year. It’s no doubt that artificial flavorings can be dangerous, but how dangerous? Studies suggest that the side effects of artificial flavorings range from nervous system depression, dizziness,chest pain, headaches, fatigue, allergies, brain damage, seizures, and nausea. Some of the more popular flavorings can also cause genetic defects, tumors and bladder cancer to name a few. If that’s not scary enough, did you know? There are over 3 thousand different types of artificial flavorings. If you are like many Americans, you’re probably consuming convenient processed foods […]

Tips on How to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods

Tips on How to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods Genetically modified foods are everywhere these days. Here is how to avoid them. Learn Which Types of Food Are Most Likely to Be Genetically Modified This may seem like common sense, but it is also a logical starting point in your quest to reduce or rid yourself entirely of exposure to GMOs. Here is a list of the most common genetically modified foods: soybeans, corn, rapeseed/canola, sugar beets,cotton, dairy, sugar, papayas, zucchini, and baked goods. Only Buy Food That’s Labeled 100% Organic The US and Canadian governments do not allow manufacturers to label something 100% organic […]

Processed Foods with Tricia

Processed Foods

Today we’re learning all about processed foods and their dangerous side-effects. We are also going to be talking about some healthier alternatives! Now, you might be wondering, “What are processed foods?” Well, processed foods are basically “food-like products” that have been broken down, altered and refined, then reassembled in order to create a much more marketable product with a longer shelf life, and a much lower cost. These foods are generally found in your supermarket in brightly colored cardboard boxes, plastic packaging, and aluminum cans, and usually always have a very lengthy nutritional label. Processed Foods are nutritionally deficient. This […]