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Processed Food

Pasteurized Vs. Homogenized Milk: What's The Difference?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste

You've heard the terms before, but do you really know what "pasteurized" and "homogenized" mean when it comes to milk? The processes are critical to b...

MSG: A Complete Guide to Health and Nutrition

Amanda Greene | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Greene

To set the record straight about MSG, I've taken a close look at the large body of scientific research and spoken with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to learn what you need to know about MSG -- what it is, why it's used, and whether or not it's safe.

Diabetes: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

The medical community should be in the forefront of directing patients toward better, natural foods, and, if need be, advising that any diabetic contact a certified nutritionist to help guide them away from diabetes.

Helping the Food Industry Shake Its Salt Habit

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maisie Ganzler

Salt sits on nearly every table in this country. Humans need it to live, but at the levels that Americans currently consume it, sodium could be the single most dangerous substance in the food supply.

Conveniently Healthy

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

If we can use food processing, marketing and engineering to create the ideal Dr. Pepper, I believe we can also use these tools to help people eat healthy. Instead of asking for large changes, let's meet people where they are and make healthy eating a daily reality whatever way possible.

WATCH: What's Really In A Slim Jim

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste

Watch at your own risk.

Strawberry Shortcake: Sublime Summer Treat

Laura Kumin | Posted 06.13.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Strawberries are among the great joys of summer.

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Popcorn Edition

Erica Wides | Posted 03.31.2014 | Food
Erica Wides

Popcorn is so good and so truly American, it should be on the flag instead of stars.

Let Our Bellies Be!

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Instead of fearing foods based on how they may or may not make my belly protrude, my belly and I prefer to focus on the very real health risks of overdoing it on the highly-processed, highly-unnatural ingredients we call food.

Avoiding Diabetes If You Are Pre-Diabetic, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, gave us a few helpful, small steps you can take if you're pre-diabetic in order to avoid devel...

Can Obesity and Malnutrition Co-Exist? The Propagation of Fast Food in Developing Countries

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Herrera

Fast food companies are rapidly expanding from the Western world because of what they call "saturated markets." I'd say what they are really up against are "educated markets," and it's paramount that our educated awareness spread globally.

The Year of Buying Locally

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Food
Alison Cayne

No matter how you look at it, the food system that is responsible for 98 percent of the food produced in the U.S. needs a good hard tweaking. Where, then, do we begin to fix it? This is where 2014 comes in!

So What if Processed Foods Have Slightly Fewer Calories?

Lindsay Hill | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Hill

Weight loss and health improvements will only occur when people eliminate junk food and replace it with whole, satisfying and nutrient-dense foods, some of which may (gasp!) have slightly more calories than processed foods.

Do You Know How Much Pumpkin Is In A Pumpkin Spice Latte?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste

We can't say we're completely surprised.

Breaking Free of Processed Foods

Dawn Wynne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Wynne

Eliminating all processed foods is not a realistic goal. But, placing an emphasis on whole, fresh products can reduce our dependence on these convenience foods.

WATCH: There's Zero Pumpkin In Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed f...

Take Sodium Reduction Advice With a Grain of Salt

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.

WATCH: There's More To That Monster Drink Than You Think

Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed f...

ReThink Review: GMO OMG -- It Came From Inside Your Food!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jonathan Kim

"Conventional" farming -- especially with corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and sugar beets -- now increasingly means using GMOs, which is the subject of Jeffrey Seifert's documentary GMO OMG.

WATCH: Your Afternoon Snack Vs. A Candy Bar

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed f...

'Generally' Recognized as Safe Food Additives May Not Be So Safe

Alison Brown, M.S. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Brown, M.S.

Drawing parallels to the U.S. judicial system, the FDA operates on the premise that the chemicals in our food are "innocent until proven guilty," but in fact don't even carry out an objective and unbiased trial.

WATCH: What Fast Food Restaurants Don't Tell You About Your Meal

Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Fast food restaurants across the country have begun listing calorie counts on their menus to allow consumers to make more informed decisions about wha...

Seeking Longevity? Eat Real Food

Andy Bellatti | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

While these healthful groups of people may appear to have widely different diets, there is one common thread: Their intake of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients is minimal, if at all existent.