Processed foods making people MENTAL? Foods rich in nitrates, such as beef jerky, salami, and hot dogs, increase your risk of mania
By now, everyone is well aware of the way that the food we eat can affect our physical health, but one area that has been getting a lot of attention from researchers lately is the way in which food can affect mental health. The connection between the gut and the brain goes a lot deeper […]
By Alex Pietrowski “Food pleasure appears to involve both the opioid and cannabinoids reward circuitry that interact in complex ways.” [Source] Listen to Article It’s no secret that the standard American diet is having a terrible effect on human health. What’s is a secret, though, is how the food industry uses science and psychology to create processed food […]
High blood pressure is an increasingly common problem, but are Big Pharma’s drugs part of the problem?Statistics show that in the U.S., the condition (also known as hypertension) affects about 75 million people –which means roughly one out of every three adults has high blood pressure. Estimates suggest another one-in-three have “pre-hypertension” which means their blood […]
It may be easy to reach for one of these foods when your child is hungry, but have you ever really thought about what’s inside those processed convenience foods targeted at kids? Flip those colorful cartooned packages over and you’ll find almost as many artificial colors lurking in the ingredients. That list of ingredients is a […]
High colon cancer risk caused by Western junk food can be reversed with healthy, high-fiber diets, study proves
Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person’s risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications. Colon is […]
What happens when Korean girls who have never tasted highly processed American junk food are forced to indulge in a medley of fructose-infused snacks? A few quotes such as ‘this tastes like it’s really bad for your body’ and ‘this will make you fat’ are among the reactions. “This tastes like it’s really bad for your […]
Almost every week, a new statistic emerges about the rising tide of lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. A huge number of factors contributes to this phenomenon including lifestyle choices and genetics, but shifts in dietary practices resulting in an increase in the intake of highly processed foods is a major contributor. In […]
A chemical which causes cancer has been found in a huge range of foods including bread, crisps and baby food.
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths.