Five Controversial Food Additives

The majority of food additives are safe. But manufacturers still add some ingredients best avoided–often to food products that aren’t especially good for you anyway (think soft drinks or hot dogs). “Choose foods in the form closest to nature,” advises dietician Joanne Larsen. Those will typically contain more vitamins and minerals. In other words, opt for fresh foods rather than those that have been processed … Continue reading Five Controversial Food Additives


If content is king, then banana slipping on skins is…

In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins. Links How Did Slipping on a Banana Peel Become a Comedy Staple? This Is How The ‘Slipping On A Banana Peel’ Gag Became A Thing The Physics of Slipping on a Banana Peel, And Other Weird, Ig Nobel Science +1 Tweet Share1 Share1 Pin StumbleShares 2 Continue reading If content is king, then banana slipping on skins is…

Yorkie Chocolate Bars are not for girls! 

In 1976, Eric Nicoli of Rowntree’s spotted a gap in the confectionery market and used the cocoa from Rowntree’s favourable futures market position to launch Yorkie. Production was at York and Norwich (until 1994).

The Yorkie bar, a chunkier alternative to Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, was aimed at men. In the 1980s for example, toy lorries with the Yorkie bar logo were manufactured by Corgi, and television advertisements for the Yorkie bar featured truck drivers. In 2001, the advertisement campaign made this more explicit with the slogan and wrapper tagline It’s not for girls!, which caused controversy. Special versions for use in Ministry of Defence ration packs read It’s not for civvies. In 2006 a special edition that was for girls was sold, wrapped in pink. Aside from the original milk chocolate bar, several variants are available, such as “raisin and biscuit” flavour, “honeycomb” flavour, and Yorkie Ice Cream. Continue reading Yorkie Chocolate Bars are not for girls! 

What The Echinacea? Is This

Echinacea is an herb that is extremely effective and holds multiple purposes. There are Nine different species of Echinacea but the one most commonly used and referred to is the Echinacea Purpurea.  Many people take Echinacea everyday to prevent Colds, Flu, and any other types of Infections that might be running rapid at the time as Echinacea has been known for strengthening the Immune System. Some people also use Echinacea for the treatment of Acne and Boils. The entire Echinacea plant including the roots are dried and made into Teas, Juices, and Tonics. Continue reading What The Echinacea? Is This

Why Pineapple Sucks More than the new Star Wars

The pineapple is the leading edible member of the family Bromeliaceae which embraces about 2,000 species, mostly epiphytic and many strikingly ornamental. Now known botanically as Ananas comosus Merr. (syns. A. sativus Schult. f., Ananassa sativa Lindl., Bromelia ananas L., B. comosa L.), the fruit has acquired few vernacular names. It is widely called pina by Spanish-speaking people, abacaxi in the Portuguese tongue, ananas by the Dutch and French and the people of former French and Dutch colonies; nanas in southern Asia and the East Indies. In China, it is po-lo-mah; sometimes in Jamaica, sweet pine; in Guatemala often merely “pine.” Continue reading Why Pineapple Sucks More than the new Star Wars

Debunking the Raw Food Diet Myths Taboos You Should Break

As of late, the Raw Food Diet has gained a reputation that has taken it from a diet to a popular lifestyle choice. Celebrities such as Demi Moore, Robin Williams and Alicia Silverstone swear by the raw food diet, and every day more and more people are joining the ranks of those who believe that eating raw fruits and vegetables as the key components of a health regimen is the healthiest way to live. Continue reading Debunking the Raw Food Diet Myths Taboos You Should Break

If You Read One Article About What is Raw Foodism Read this One

Alternative diets have been present since time began. Today, when human beings have a greater understanding of the environment and their own bodies, there are several alternative diets that have been embraced on a worldwide basis. Raw foodism, better known as Rawism or the Raw Food Diet, is just one of the many alternate diets around today. It has grown in popularity because of the great health benefits it is said that one can derive from eating in this way. Continue reading If You Read One Article About What is Raw Foodism Read this One