Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies. (more…)
It’s no surprise to the Food Facts Blog that the world’s most popular beverage – coffee – has an interesting and intriguing history. There is a treasure trove of information about this amazing drink that helps to explain why it is so popular. Some of these facts may ring a bell; some of them may be things you have never heard of before. All of them, though, are sure to provide some interesting tidbits and nuggets of information about coffee and how it came to be the world’s favorite drink. (more…)
CNN has an interesting report this morning about concerns the US military has about the obesity epidemic. It is affecting military recruitment.
Foodfacts.com is aware that most of us have heard a lot about obesity being the number one health concern in the US today. But a national security issue? Apparently so.
Watch this interesting two minute video. Definitely food for thought (if you will excuse the pun):
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Foodfacts.com noticed a very interesting article referencing research by Brett Blumenthal, who is an advocate for whole, unprocessed foods. However, many of us inevitably turn to packaged or processed foods when we are short on time. Maybe we grab a frozen dinner or pizza for a quick dinner for our family. Maybe we grab a quick nutrition bar to satiate our hunger until we can sit down for a real meal. Or maybe, we just don’t like to cook. Whether we like it or not, packaged and processed food has become a huge part of our food industry and, as a result, a part of many of our diets. (more…)