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February 20, 2015

Nestle Moves to Eliminate Artificial Colors and Flavors From Chocolate Candy

Earlier this week, Nestle USA announced a commitment to remove all artificial flavors and colors from its line of chocolate candy products by the end of 2015. The move comes as a response to research conducted by the brand that indicated a strong preference for the removal of these artificial ingredients from its products.

The popular Nestle Crunch bar will now use real vanilla instead of artificial vanillin. Butterfinger’s new recipe will be replacing Red 40 and Yellow 5 food coloring with annatto, a natural food coloring that’s derived from the seeds of the achiote tree. Annatto is commonly used to color various cheeses and will help maintain Butterfinger’s signature orange [...]

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October 29, 2012

Flu Season comes like clockwork… why? Halloween Candy Decreases Immunity

Flu season is upon us and so is Halloween. Ever wonder why everyone starts getting sick in November? Maybe it has something to do with the change of season but what else happens around that time? Halloween candy happens.

According to Dr. Sears from the DOCTORS TV show, “A big dose of sugar can immediately suppress your immune system and make you more vulnerable to colds, flu and other infections”

Several years back, researchers at Loma Linda University gave volunteers 100 grams of sugar (20 teaspoons, roughly the amount in a liter of soda). The researchers then drew blood from the volunteers and mixed in some bacteria. They found that infection-fighting [...]

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