The use of artificial dyes in food products has been a common practice since the days of ancient Egypt. As far back as 1500 B.C. substances such as red wine and mustard have been used to help improve the color of foods and fabrics, and the trade of such colors/herbs/dyes is a longstanding tradition. But…

Chocolate – Making Valentine’s Day Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, kindness, and all things heart-shaped. Bright red hearts can be seen everywhere this year, from shop windows to greeting cards, to dentist offices to postage stamps. It’s definitely the season of love, but did you know that it’s also the season…

Healthy Pet Food for a Happy Pet Because of the industrialized farm industry and the implementation of ingredients such as GMOs, artificial preservatives, pesticides, and hormones into our food, it is becoming increasingly important to watch what we eat as humans. However, many people do not realize that, while the USDA has guidelines which protect…

Are School Lunches Healthy? To quote Whitney Houston, “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside.”  In order for children to have a bright and happy future, what they should possess inside is healthy, nutritious food.  It is, however,…

The Dangers of Processed Vegetable Oils The majority of our food today is either cooked or made with some type of oil. Knowing the difference between oils can have a major influence on your body’s overall health. It is vitally important to read not only the nutritional value of your your food purchased at the…

Winter is Coming Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to battle cold season again.  It is recommended to get a flu shot, but if you’re one to shy away from a needle, there are ways to naturally boost your immune system to help fight off influenza.  There are 5 different foods that can…

You Are What You Eat “It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities.” Prince Charles spoke…

Top 5 Foods for Pregnant Women Bananas- Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, a much-needed mineral for both pregnant and non-pregnant women alike. Potassium helps the cells, organs, and tissues in the human body work properly.  This tasty tree-fruit is also a great source for B6 vitamins.  A single banana can provide almost 22…

A Moooove in the Right Direction Fast food chains like McDonald’s buy the majority of their meat from companies like Tyson and Keystone Foods, both of which purchase animals from the factory farm industry. However, there is a huge flaw in this paradigm: factory farms produce more pollution than all of the world’s transportation systems…