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9 06, 2023

What’s the Real Deal with Sucralose Risk?

By Rust Nutrition|2023-06-10T11:29:30-04:00June 9th, 2023|Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s the Real Deal with Sucralose Risk?

Fear sells. Or rather, does it prevents sales? Hmmn? By now you've seen the recent news headlines claimed that the chemical found in Splenda was found to "cause significant health damage" or "damages DNA and is ‘Genotoxic’" or "generates genotoxic chemicals that attack DNA". Nonetheless, this [...]

20 03, 2013

Shop Smart: The Lure of Junk Food

By Rust Nutrition|2013-03-20T10:00:32-04:00March 20th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shop Smart: The Lure of Junk Food

I just read "The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food" by Michael Moss in the NY Times recently. It certainly was a thought-provoking read (and fairly long, so allow yourself some time). It addresses not only the profit-seeking aspect of junk food companies, but also the company's goals to [...]

20 02, 2013

The Maze of Natural Snacks

By Rust Nutrition|2023-03-21T12:37:04-04:00February 20th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

"All natural". What does that mean to you? For a few years now, food manufacturers like to use the word "natural" on product labels since consumers seem to gravitate toward it. Defining what's natural is important, as is understanding that "natural" products can intermingle with some "not-as-natural" products. [...]