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Where’s The Apple In Apple Turnovers

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Where’s The Apple In Apple Turnovers | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Games Stores Play, General Information, Marketing | Tags : ,

Supermarket Bakery Apple Turnover

Years ago a popular ad had a little old lady asking, “Where’s the beef?” in her hamburger that was more bun then burger. The same is true today. A recent supermarket ad had 4 apple or cherry turnovers for $2.99. The turnovers are pictured stuffed with apple and cherry filling. ... more

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Chocolate Easter Bunnies to Avoid

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Chocolate Easter Bunnies to Avoid | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting | Tags : , , ,

Chocolate Easter Bunny

Chocolate Easter Bunnies are as common in the United States as colored hard cooked eggs and chocolate Easter eggs. Who can’t resist giving their child or children a smiling chocolate Easter Bunny? I had my share as a child. But what we ate 50 years ago isn’t the same as ... more

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So You Think Organic Means Healthy

By: Daniel | Comments Off on So You Think Organic Means Healthy | | Category: Caveat Emptor | Tags : ,

They say the United States is the land of opportunity. Like the opportunity to pull the wool over gullible peoples eyes. The opportunity to scam people into believing unhealthy products are healthy or at least healthier. A prime example are products labeled organic. Organic isn’t restricted to foods. Organic Foods Most ... more

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Carcinogenic Caramel Color

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Carcinogenic Caramel Color | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Foods To Avoid | Tags : , , ,

Caramel color is the widely used coloring added to foods and beverages. It is found in colas, beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cookies, cakes, and more. At it’s simplest it is heated sugar cooked until the sugar caramelizes; liquifies and turns a uniform light to dark brown in color depending ... more

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Soy and Breast Cancer

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Soy and Breast Cancer | | Category: Caveat Emptor, General Information, Health Benefits | Tags : , ,

Stir Fried Shrimp with Broccoli

Along with all the misinformation about diets there are websites and nutritionists that profit by research by taking statements and conclusions out of context for there own gain; publicity or monetarily. Published research conducted using mice and other animals has not always been a good indicator of how a food or substance ... more

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Blue Agave Nectar

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Blue Agave Nectar

Some Americans have developed a paranoia about refined cane and beet sugar also known as granulated table sugar that they are turning to “natural” sweeteners thanks to unfounded hype by celebrity doctors and heavily promoted web sites. If you produce an obscure product with possible health benefits all it seems ... more

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18 Common Food Myths

By: Daniel | Comments Off on 18 Common Food Myths | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting | Tags :

There are many myths and legends surrounding foods Americans eat. Some have even become political. Food manufacturers have become so powerful and spend millions of dollars funding candidates that conform to their way of thinking regardless of the health consequences to consumers. One example is Myth number 1. Thanks to heavy ... more

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Do Carbs Cause Dementia?

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Do Carbs Cause Dementia? | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information, Marketing, Mediterranean Diet | Tags : , ,

Homemade Yeast Dinner Rolls

I am becoming more and more skeptical of reports, best selling books, diet plans, and dietary supplements that claim to be the magic bulletin to cure all. Carbohydrates, better known as carbs, are now responsible for a series of ills including dementia which has become as feared in the United ... more

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Cost of Dining Out

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Cost of Dining Out | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Dining Out, General Information

For decades, Americans were told dining out is more cost effective than cooking at home. Than can the Great Recession of 2008. Americans hit hard by the recession realized it was cheaper cooking at home. So many stopped eating out that many restaurants went out of business or bankrupt. Even ... more

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Top 10 Nutrition Myths

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Top 10 Nutrition Myths | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Marketing | Tags :

Here is my 2014 list for the top 10 nutrition myths. Myth No. 1 Margarine is High in Unhealthy Trans Fats Margarine has fallen out of favor after medical research documented health risks of eating too much trans fatty acids (trans fat) produced by hydrogenating vegetable oils to produce soft ... more

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