Stop killing your salad!Yes! Salad dressings are not what you think they are whether you are eating out at Chilli’s or Applebee’s or picking up ranch dressing at the grocery store. These salad dressings are very high in empty calories that do not provide any nutritional caloric intake. As you’re eating a luscious green salad with veggies, dousing your salad in a creamy store bought dressing will counter act all that healthy good stuff you’re eating, so what’s the point? Your salad becomes a complete contradiction of what you are trying to accomplish here! Might as well go for the burger… It’s usually the same amount of calories believe it or not.
Look, salad can be a delicious part of your meal. It doesn’t have to be dreadful and doused with a creamy dressing to taste good. You have to think outside the box here and be open minded. There are many home made dressings you can make and store at home from basic olive oil garlic dressing to creamy pesto dre...
As a child, I grew up drinking Tropicana. I use to love OJ and had it almost everyday. You wouldn’t catch me dead picking up bottled juice from the supermarket after finding out the truth behind bottled juices.
Back in the day during World War II when troops were sent off to war, the government wanted to ensure they had plenty of vitamin C among other nutrients. They wanted to preserve orange juice and therefore they invested in the research to discover how to preserve the juice and send it over. The result was removing the oxygen in the juice stripping nutrients and natural aroma of oranges leaving behind sugar water and then adding the nutrients back in. Over time, companies like Coca Cola and PepsiCo created their own ‘flavor packs’ for signature tastes and scents that were consistent. The process pretty much goes like this, dehydration of squeezed OJ, stored in tanks for about 8-12 months, pasteurized to kill off any bacteria, flavor packs are added, and ...
Our youth today is very disconnected from the food they put into their bodies. They also are influenced to drink alcohol heavily and regularly without realizing the bad habits and repercussions that come with this.
In this episode, we took it to the beach during spring break to find out what the youth was putting into their bodies and leaving behind the remnants to the ocean. Miami’s Beaches face a huge pollution crisis with each beach holiday whether it be Spring Break, Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend etc.
While trashing your body is one thing, trashing the very place you came to enjoy is another. The youth definitely needs to be educated and made aware of their patterns with peer pressure and the way the Earth is treated. This is what causes cities to ban holiday weekends thus cutting out the fun for everyone due to continuous irresponsibility. Yes, I am ranting right now, but it is very upsetting having visitors come to the beautiful beach all while...
Got Milk? Well, I hope it’s not cow milk! Cow milk has been advertised for many years as a healthy source of protein and calcium for strong bones. I have even seen ‘health’ websites advertise to drink a glass of chocolate milk after a workout. Hence, why there are products like Muscle Milk which are just full of processed chemicals. That’s the last thing your body wants after sweating out toxins, more toxins!
The dairy industry came out with the Got Milk campaign bank in the 1990’s as they saw a decline in consumption. So what better way to get the masses to buy milk again? Link it with celebrities drinking it and you got yourself sky rocketing profits. The dairy industry spends billions of dollars every year to make sure you keep profits coming in. And while you may think it’s okay, the truth about milk is that it’s not that good for you in the end.
Studies show that the US has the highest rates of osteoporosis even though we’re the country that consumes...
Would you eat something that’s been stored in a can for over a year? Well unless you’re in the middle of a war zone and you have nothing to eat, this would be your go to option. But right now, we have an abundance of fresh food to eat and to feast on. So why should you stay away from canned soup?
First, let’s talk about the ingredients! My favorite part! Well, the vegetables that are used to make these wonderful soups are specifically designed so that by the time they are heated up by you, they are nice a soft and ready to eat. That means they produce bat hard veggies, so that they don’t become soggy. And I don’t even want to go into the process of the meat they put in there, you can only imagine!
The way the packaging of these soup cans works is they have a lining called BPA that is very toxic but helps to keep the food from going completely rancid. If you haven’t heard about BPA it is usually found in plastic water bottles and other plastic products and can...
In today’s supermarket’s, what may be considered a healthy snack is actually contributing to a host of health issues. Sugar is hidden in so many different forms in all of our foods along with a host of other ingredients that you probably can’t pronounce. You can find hidden sugars in just about anything from drinks, snacks, and pretty much any packaged foods just to satisfy your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.
Below is a list of hidden sugars and artificial sweeteners to look out for and avoid:
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Sugar is highly addictive and can contribute to many health issues such as Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Obesity, Cancer, Liver Disease, and Tooth Decay.
If you are looking for sugar alternatives your best options are:
In this Jules the Food Detective episode, you’ll le...