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Additives to Avoid – Sulphur Dioxide Tue 10th Jul, 2012 - 11:49am by Emma Cockrell

The final two additives from Hungry for Change’s list of the Top Ten Additives to Avoid  9. Sulphur Dioxide (E220) Sulphur additives are toxic and in the United States of America, the Federal Drugs Administration have prohibited their use on raw fruit and vegetables. Adverse reactions include: bronchial problems particularly in those prone to asthma, […]

Avoid Additives Sodium Nitrate and BHA Mon 9th Jul, 2012 - 8:08am by Emma Cockrell

Continuing the list from Hungry for Change on the top ten additives to avoid 7. Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite Sodium nitrate (or sodium nitrite) is used as a preservative, coloring and flavoring in bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked fish and other processed meats. This ingredient, which sounds harmless, is actually highly carcinogenic […]

Additives to Avoid – Food Dyes and Sodium Sulphite Fri 6th Jul, 2012 - 8:20am by Emma Cockrell

Continuing Hungry For Change’s list of the most important food additives to avoid: 5. Common Food Dyes Studies show that artificial colorings which are found in soda, fruit juices and salad dressings, may contribute to behavioral problems in children and lead to a significant reduction in IQ. Animal studies have linked other food colorings to […]

Avoid Additives MSG and Trans Fat Thu 5th Jul, 2012 - 7:50am by Emma Cockrell

More from Hungry For Change’s Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid list   3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG / E621) MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and many restaurant foods. MSG is known as an excitotoxin, a substance which overexcites cells to the point of […]

Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid Wed 4th Jul, 2012 - 7:44am by Emma Cockrell

Hungry for Change have produced a really helpful guide to food additives. For a printable shopping guide click here. Those following a Nutritionhelp programme will automatically be avoiding most of the additives listed, but this provides a good check list  to ensure you are purchasing quality foods. Over the next few days I will list […]

How to Clean Vegetables and Fruit Tue 3rd Jul, 2012 - 8:31am by Emma Cockrell

  Having looked over the past few weeks at which vegetable and fruit are most or least affected by pesticide residue, we come to consider how we should actually clean and wash the fresh produce. It seems that there is an abundance of contradicting information, but perhaps the most important factor is that all vegetables […]

Sweet Potato in the Clean Fifteen Mon 2nd Jul, 2012 - 2:40pm by Emma Cockrell

  The thick skin, that needs to be peeled, protects the sweet potato from pesticide residue, bringing it into the list of fruit and vegetables least contaminated by chemicals. Sweet potatoes contain beta carotene and cutting them into 1/2-inch slices and steaming them for just 7 minutes not only brings out their great flavor but […]

Hidden Antibiotics Fri 22nd Jun, 2012 - 6:01am by Emma Cockrell

Dr. Mercola talks about ‘hidden’ antibiotics and his reason for recommending organic produce: Unfortunately, the greatest danger posed by antibiotics does not actually come from prescribed courses of antibiotics, which you have some control over, but rather from the food you eat. The prevalence of antibiotics in both meats and vegetables has the potential to throw […]

Broccoli in the Clean Fifiteen Thu 21st Jun, 2012 - 8:14am by Emma Cockrell

  Broccoli crops face fewer pest threats, which means less pesticide spraying leading to a low level of residue. Broccoli is a wonderful vegetable to include regularly in meals for a number of reasons. The fibre-related components in lightly steamed broccoli bind together with bile acids in the digestive tract, making it easier for bile acids to be excreted, […]

What You Should Know About Antibiotics Wed 20th Jun, 2012 - 8:05am by Emma Cockrell

  Dr. Mercola writes: It’s important to recognize that antibiotics are indiscriminate bactericidal agents, meaning they kill all bacteria, both beneficial and pathologic, and many of the immediate and long-term side effects are related to this fact. By killing off the beneficial bacteria in your gut, antibiotics have a detrimental effect on your overall immune […]