September 02, 2014

food additives


  • Not So Sweet News
    Be Well

    Not So Sweet News

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Americans eat too much sugar, which has been a major player in the obesity epidemic. On average, we consume about 90 grams (22 teaspoons) of added sugar a day—providing 360 calories—more than one-third from soft drinks.

  • Hemp Seeds in Food
    Ask the Experts

    Hemp Seeds in Food

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Did you know that some foods contain industrial hemp? Can food containing hemp seeds cause you to test positive for marijuana on a workplace drug test?

  • Are Sugar Substitutes Safe?

    Are Sugar Substitutes Safe?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Americans trying to cut down on sugar and calories are increasingly turning to sugar substitutes. Many worry about the safety of these products and are attracted to those promoted as “natural,” as opposed to the older “artificial” sweeteners.