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  • The Hidden GMOs In Your Breakfast Cereal

    The Hidden GMOs In Your Breakfast Cereal

    A bowl of breakfast cereal is a common way for many people to start the day, particularly children. Many cereals, including those marketed to children, contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients, as we mention in our book "Label Lessons: Your...

    By: Andrea Donsky
    Posted: March 06, 2014
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  • Monosodium Glutamate Side Effects

    Monosodium Glutamate Side Effects

    Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is the refined sodium salt form of the amino acid glutamate or glutamic acid. MSG occurs naturally in some foods, but what happens when the refined version is added to foods in concentrated amounts? MSG has been...

    By: Lisa Tsakos
    Posted: February 27, 2014
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  • Artificial Colors & Health Concerns

    Artificial Colors & Health Concerns

    Pretty red and green frosted Christmas cupcakes grace the bakery window, so moist and creamy you can hardly wait to sink your teeth into them. Snowflake-shaped cookies glisten with blue and white sparkles. Nearby, stacked boxes of candy canes swirling...

    By: Andrea Donsky
    Posted: November 17, 2013
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  • Wait, Is That Really Just Honey?

    Wait, Is That Really Just Honey?

    When you buy a bottle of honey, it should contain only one ingredient - honey. Unfortunately, that may not always be the case. A recent study found that honey is among the top ingredients for food fraud. The study was compiled by the U.S....

    By: Andrea Donsky
    Posted: October 16, 2013
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  • Artificial Food Preservatives

    Artificial Food Preservatives

    Artificial food preservatives are a group of chemical substances which are used in food production to slow down spoilage, discoloration, or contamination by bacteria and other disease forming organisms or pathogens. Unlike artificial flavors, most...

    By: Lisa Tsakos
    Posted: October 08, 2013
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  • Smart Phone App Highlights Gluten-Free Products

    Smart Phone App Highlights Gluten-Free Products

    People with the autoimmune disease celiac disease (CD) experience a toxic reaction when they eat gluten, the common name for the proteins in certain grains. The toxic reaction does damage to the small intestine, and doesn't allow food to be...

    By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
    Posted: October 05, 2013
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  • Reading Food Labels Helps to Prevent Obesity

    Reading Food Labels Helps to Prevent Obesity

    We believe in reading food labels at Naturally Savvy - this is why we wrote Unjunk Your Junk Food. The results of a recently published study links reading nutrition labels with preventing obesity. The international team of researchers, headed by the...

    By: Lisa Tsakos
    Posted: August 08, 2013
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  • 6 Ingredients to Avoid if You're Vegan

    6 Ingredients to Avoid if You're Vegan

    Food shouldn't be complicated. Just a few generations ago, it rarely was. But our modern predilection for salty, crunchy things in foil bags has changed the game. So we modify, if ever so slightly…we swear to home-cook more often, we read labels...

    By: Jill Ettinger
    Posted: July 02, 2013
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  • Other Names for MSG

    Other Names for MSG

    Do you know all the other names for MSG? And what is the stuff, anyway? Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is an artificial flavor found in thousands of processed foods, from fast food, to chips, to soup. While the FDA has classified MSG as...

    By: Andrea Donsky
    Posted: July 02, 2013
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  • Artificial Flavors Aren't Fruit: Kellogg's Sued Over ‘Real Fruit’ Claims

    Artificial Flavors Aren't Fruit: Kellogg's Sued Over ‘Real Fruit’ Claims

    The Kellogg Company is under fire for claims that two of the company’s products are “Made with Real Fruit.” The products are Super Mario Fruit Snacks and Pop Tarts. Three class action lawsuits were brought against Kellogg's. The plaintiffs in...

    By: Andrea Donsky
    Posted: June 26, 2013
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