Whether it’s for a Christmas party, wedding or surprise birthday lunch, red velvet cake, cupcakes and even cake pops are often the go-to sweet tooth fix.
But did you know this colorful cake might not be all it’s cracked up to be in the health department?
You might be thinking: “Duh! It’s a cake! Of course it’s bad for you.”
Not in the way you might think. Sure, it’s got plenty of sugar, but that brilliant red color may also come with a price – carcinogens.
“Red dye has been specifically linked as a cancer-causing agent or ‘carcinogen’ and it is chemically derived from petroleum,” says Jenny Ross, raw foods chef and educator, holistic nutritionist and owner [...]
In the world of trying to eat healthier, it seems as though the status of food that is good for you vs. bad for you flip-flops every time a new study comes out. Today milk is bad (or at least not as great as it was once considered), but years ago it was good.
It’s not the only food. Lets break down the latest research on some other popular foods that seem to be stuck in good/bad purgatory.
OK, so dousing and frying everything in butter isn’t good for anyone. But according to one study, butter may not be as bad as we once thought.
Not just butter, but saturated fat in general has been looked down upon for the last decade as a food that increases the [...]
The human mind and body need precious little coaxing to respond when facing physical attack. The brain kicks in nearly instantaneously, triggering a flood of adrenaline and cortisol into the body and nearly as immediately determines whether to fight or flee. Faster than a body knew it could.
The liver then ratchets into action to manage the flow of hormones and rid the body of the excess when the imminent threat dissipates.
This biological phenomenon works well in terms of protecting us from the kind of acute danger and temporary threats our ancestors faced, but is far less efficient at coping with more chronic situations that arise in our modern lives. The [...]