Tag: health food

Hot Trend: Charcoal

Activated Charcoal

What is Charcoal? Charcoal is made by heating wood, bamboo, coconut shells, or peat to very high temperatures until they become carbonized ash. This activated charcoal is then processed to give it a microporous structure, allowing it to bind molecules and compounds. Activated charcoal has no flavor and is used in water filters and air purifiers to remove odors and contaminants. The adsorptive properties are what make activated charcoal a great additive for detoxification/cleansing diets. Uses and Benefits While using…

Canada’s Food Guide Summarized

Highlights The federal government has dramatically overhauled Canada’s Food Guide, introducing a new, simplified approach which was created with the help of academic experts from various Schools of Nutrition in Universities across Canada. For the past four decades, Health Canada has instructed Canadians that a healthy diet consists of specific servings across four food groups (fruit & veg/dairy/meat & alternatives/grains).  The new guide not only does away with these groups but also eliminates serving numbers and sizes altogether (encouraging proportion…

Say No to GMO’s

The Growing Non-GMO Product Opportunity You are not alone if you have heard or read something confusing about GMO’s and food. There is not much scientific consensus about whether genetically modified ingredients are good or bad for the health of humans and animals or the environment. But if you ask consumers about GMO’s, it’s a pretty clear picture. A majority of consumers (72 percent) consistently say they are trying to avoid GMO’s when shopping, and many are looking for non-GMO…