Tag: FDA

Dec

2

Organic Skin Care Essante Organics

Do you think organic skin care is more expensive? I’m here to show you why organic skin care is the only option you should be looking at! Did you know that the average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin by using her skin care products each day?  Did you know that 60% […]

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Nov

27

Organic vs. All natural? Essante Organics

Definition Of Organic vs. All Natural: Ok, so what’s the actual difference between organic and  all natural?  Isn’t “natural food” just as safe and healthy as organic food?   Unfortunately, natural does not mean organic and comes with no guarantees.  “Natural foods” are often assumed (we know what happens when we assume) to be foods that […]

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Sep

20

Dangers Of Protein Shakes

Protein drinks are available as premixed formulas or as powder that is mixed with water or milk.  The health risks associated with these supplements have been studied since they became popular in the fitness industry, and according to Iowa State University Extension, most protein drinks are safe to consume as directed.  However, over consumption of […]

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Aug

29

Aspartame: Uses, Side Effects, Dangers

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used widely throughout the United States.  According to Elmhurst College, aspartame is 180 times sweeter than sugar, and it contains only 4 calories per gram.  Aspartame is added to many sugar-free foods and drinks and is also available in individual packets for personal use.  While the use of aspartame does have some […]

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Aug

28

STEVIA: Uses, Side Effects, Warnings

What Is Stevia? Stevia, a plant native to Paraguay, has been used for more than 200 years to sweeten foods and beverages.  Today, manufacturers extract the sweet-tasting compound rebiana from the leaves and process it so it can be added to foods and beverages or made into a powder for home use.  The FDA approved […]

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Aug

23

What Is BHT (BUTYLATED HYDROXTOLUENE)

What Is BHT? Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a food additive which is used as a preservative, and when it appears on food labels, it indicates that the manufacturer is concerned about the potential for the food to go rancid.  BHT is also used as a preservative in a number of other things, ranging from cosmetics to […]

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Jul

23

Dangers Of Sodium Benzoate

Dangers Of Sodium Benzoate: Sodium Benzoate is a sodium salt that occurring naturally in some foods, but is also widely used as a chemical preservative.  It is used mainly as a food preservative, but is also found in cosmetics, dyes, pharmaceuticals, industrial settings.  Sodium Benzoate is a common ingredient in highly processed foods such as carbonated sodas, vinegar, […]

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Jul

16

What Is Propyl Gallate

What Is Propyl Gallate? There are a number of  reason why I personally avoid fast food and that’s due to propyl gallate.  Manufacturers add propyl gallate to food products, including vegetable oil, mayonnaise, meat, soup, dried milk, spices, candy, snack foods, vitamins and chewing gum. Propyl gallate also is a common additive to pet food.  The personal […]

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