Dangerous Food And Drug Combinations You Should Know About

Dangerous Food And Drug Combinations You Should Know About

When it comes to taking medication, people are usually concerned about the possible side effects. Aside from that, they also try to make sure they know about what other drugs they need to avoid to prevent possible adverse reactions and complications. But some people may not be aware that there are certain types of food […]

Surprising Dangers of Sugar

Surprising Dangers of Sugar

People do not see sugar as generally bad. In fact, people consider it as a reward or a treat. It is a principal ingredient in cakes, ice cream and other sweetened treats. But little do people know that there are dangers that lurk when consuming too much sugar. Aside from heightened blood sugar levels, weight […]

Eating Canned Food Found To Increase BPA Levels In People

Eating Canned Food Found To Increase BPA Levels In People

While eating food products coming in cans are quite convenient especially in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it may not be as healthy as eating fresh food products. Although this might already be common knowledge with all the preservatives and other chemicals found in canned foods, another research may add one other reason to this. A new […]

Common Foods And The Health Risks They Pose

Common Foods And The Health Risks They Pose

The E. coli outbreak in Europe has certainly become big news. Experts there might be suspecting some kind of vegetable produce to be the primary cause of the said outbreak. This just goes to show that even vegetables may offer some health risks to people if they are not prepared well. Here are some other […]

Common Food Additive Guide

Common Food Additive Guide

Many of the processed food products available in the market today contain some kind of food additive. They are being added in to serve a certain purpose. Food additives can either help extend the shelf life of the products, enhance their flavor or appearance. But unfortunately, these food additives may also be affecting your health. Here is a basic guide of the common food additives and how they might affect your health.AspartameThis additive is used as a zero-calorie alternative artificial swee…

Understanding Organic Food Labels

Understanding Organic Food Labels

When you do your grocery, you will often see food labels such as organic, free-range, natural, non-GMO. But what exactly do these labels mean? “Natural” does not equal organic”Natural” is an unregulated food label. This means the term can be applied by anyone. USDA Certified Organic Food LabelWhen shopping for organic foods, look for the USFA Organic seal. It is the only label that specifies that a food is certified organic. Only foods that 95-100 percent organic can use the USDA Organic label. …

Can Vinegar Prevent Weight Gain?

Can Vinegar Prevent Weight Gain?

A recent study supports an age-old claim that acetic acid in vinegar can help prevent weight gain. Scientists at the Central Research Institute in Tokyo announced the results of their study in the July 8 issue of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.The researchers found evidence supporting the ability of acetic acid prevent the buildup of body fat in mice, even when the rodents were fed a high-fat diet. The research also shows evidence showing that acetic a…

Guide to Food Expiration Dates

Guide to Food Expiration Dates

Food expiration dates matter if you are after freshness. It is a system which allows you to find out if the food is edible or not. However, food expiration dates do not appear in all products. That is because food regulation guidelines are not always properly enforced and maintained. Due to this fact, expiration dates are termed differently in some products. Learn the different terms synonymous with expiration dates below. Sell by datesThis refers on how the item or product should remain display…

Can Food Allergy Develop Suddenly?

Can Food Allergy Develop Suddenly?

It is estimated that about 2% of all adults have food allergies, whereas around 4-8% of young children are allergic to some foods. Manifesting early in childhood and are usually outgrown, food allergy is responsible for the 30,000 hospital visits and 100-200 fatalities every year. Food allergies can develop at any time in one’s life. You may be devouring a plateful of shellfish one day and avoiding the same food the following day as it suddenly causes you itchy hives and bad stomach pains. Why o…

How Long Can You Keep Leftovers

How Long Can You Keep Leftovers

How do you deal with leftover foods such as turkey, tuna salad, sushi, or pasta? Do you dispose them straight to the garbage bin, or do you refrigerate them for future consumption? If you do the latter, how long do you keep leftovers? We are well aware that keeping them for too long runs the danger food poisoning. The next question then is: How long can you keep leftovers?Refrigerate leftovers To maintain food safety, put the leftovers in the fridge immediately. Do not let leftovers sit for long…