Health, Living & Lifestyle

Hazardous Food Chemicals to Avoid This Year

Believe it or not, some common items you have in your kitchen pantry may contain toxins that are considered to be harmful when consumed in large quantities. While these hazardous food chemicals are not too much to worry about since they are rather minimal, there is no science to support the claims made about these food products. If you consumed these food products in large quantities, they might begin to have a negative effect on your overall health. Here are 6 food products to avoid this year to minimize your consumption of hazardous food chemicals: 1. Refined Vegetable and Seed Oils Oils such [...]

Read more...

Enjoy Your Cup of Java – It’s Good for You!

In recent years we have been bombarded with differing views on what is healthy for you to eat and what is not. For every article that says a particular food is good for you, there are several that will say the opposite. So, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that something is not harmful to you, hopefully, you can trust their judgment. FDA disagrees with California Supreme Court The FDA has come out in support of drinking coffee, no matter what the Los Angeles Superior Court may think. In a recent judgment, the court has ruled that all coffee [...]

Read more...

Exciting New Composted Fertilizer from Tea Waste Initiative

For some time, environmentalists have been begging the world’s population to reduce the amount of waste that we produce. In many countries, their appeals have borne fruit, and things that were previously thrown into landfills are now recycled with considerable benefits to the economy and the environment. At the same time companies were asked to look at their manufacturing processes and give up the old-fashioned and environmentally unaware “take, make and dispose” manufacturing processes. They were asked instead to consider redesigning their manufacturing process so that they refurbished, reused, repaired and integrated their usage loops for materials and energy. Companies [...]

Read more...

Will the Plastic Straw Ban Save Our Environment?

It seems like the whole world is going crazy in search of new ways to try and curb pollution and promote greener living. The newest craze is the plastic straw, and social media is fueling the fire. A recent viral video showed a sea turtle with a straw stuck in its nose and now individuals, legislators, and companies are rooting for the ban. However, the whole point of disposable plastic straws was to aid the disabled in overcoming their barriers. This ban threatens to do more harm for the disabled than good for the environment. The growing pool of evidence seems [...]

Read more...

Snacking on the Rise Among Younger Generations

Studies show that consumers are turning to snacks as meal substitutes. That means they don’t eat regular meals. Instead, they survive on snacks. The days of the three big meals seem to be coming to an end. What happened to a big breakfast, light lunch, and a large dinner? The tradition has been the norm for hundreds of years. It seems that in the next few years, we’ll see it phased out completely. Not necessarily for the older generation. This trend is most prevalent among the younger generation. Millennials and post-millennials don’t regard the need for three big meals [...]

Read more...

Drinking Coffee Doesn’t Raise the Risk of Death

For many years, coffee has been one of the dark horses in the beverage world. Surpassed by only sugary drinks, coffee has been labeled as a drink that is associated with heart, liver and kidney disease. A drink that is synonymous with death. However, new studies have emerged that is starting to break down the stigma that revolves around coffee. These studies are showing that coffee lovers need not fear the adverse effect of coffee on their health, but rather embrace it as an elixir of life. A recent study, done by The U.S. cancer researchers, have found that even drinking [...]

Read more...

How Natural are Natural Products?

Marketers favor the term ‘natural’ as a selling point for their products. But how much value should consumers place on the term? And what types of legal implications should there be for companies that use the term without any basis? It is used on so many products that it’s become cliched and no one takes it too seriously anymore. This is especially true for those who go so far as to read the label and discover the ugly truth. FONA International, a flavor manufacturer, is advising that manufacturers should refrain from using the term ‘natural’ in their products. It lends [...]

Read more...