Be careful when putting plastic covered food in the microwave, you could be creating a health hazard!

 

Make sure you do your research on plastics and follow directions closely. It's not good enough to presume an entire category of plastics is safe just because one pr...

There have been many studies in the news lately touting the various benefits of chocolate - dark chocolate in particular. These benefits range from lowering blood pressure to reducing the risk of diabetes. Excellent benefits indeed! And just by eating chocolate, the on...

We don't tend to equal cereal with junk food, but if we take a closer look at the sugar content of many cereals, we will likely change our minds. According to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), on average children's cereals contain 10.4...

 

 

There are a lot of candles on that cake! Today, the average U.S. newborn can be expected to reach 80 years, and more and more people are living to 100 and beyond.  Only 115 years ago, the average life expentancy in the United States was below 50. Why has there been s...

With the exception of soy milk, I had always considered milk to come from a cow, period. However, an article from Berkley Wellness shows that there is a wide range of non-dairy milk choices available. While these substitutes are not nutritionally equivalent to dairy mi...

 

There have been countless stories in the news and studies done in regards to how Facebook affects us. It's acknowledged by many that visiting Facebook can make us feel less satisfied with our own lives, as we are bombarded with the "fabulous lives" of our friends.

 

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You have likely heard the term "gluten free" by now. As recent as five years ago, the term was virtually unheard of, whereas it is now a $10.5 billion food and beverage industry, growing a whopping 44 per cent between 2011 and 2013. Gluten free diets are heavily endors...

Many of us associate caffeine primarily with coffee and soft drinks, although it's many other food products and beverages as well.  But pure caffeine? It came as a surprise to me to find that one can purchase it in pure, powdered form, and that it is easily accessible...

The title story for a recent edition of Time Magazine is simply and provocatively entitled "Eat Butter". The author, a member of Generation Y, relays memories from his own childhood full of margarine, skim milk, and low-fat products (from crackers to salad dressing). B...

You may think of turmeric simply as a spice added to food to enhance the flavour, but it is so much more. While turmeric is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and is used to give mustard its bright yellow colour, it is also a rich source of vitamins C, E and B6, and...

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