Gargling lemonade COULD help you quit smoking

For those smokers desperate to give up the habit, scientists have an unusual solution…gargling with a glass of lemonade. They found that the interaction of sugar (known as glucose) on the tongue boosts attention as well as energy and can improve self control. This could help keep smokers away from the cigarettes at least in … [Read the full story]

Beware of these 11 words on food packaging

The words written on food packaging are a contract between you and the manufacturer, as mandated by the federal government via the FDA. Many food producers hire lawyers that help them craft words to get you to buy their products while toeing the line of legality. Here are a few common package proclamations that you … [Read the full story]

Does your diet make you a bitch?

Everyone makes the odd bitchy comment now and again…it’s totally normal. But if every morning you find yourself snapping at the bus-driver and telling your long suffering man he’s a loser, it may be time to rethink your diet. Your diet at the moment could be making you mean. Food isn’t just something that fills … [Read the full story]

What are you REALLY eating? Yes, you ARE being mislead

For food manufacturers, ‘flavoured’ and ‘flavour’ mean totally different things. The first, very importantly, means natural ingredients are used in the production. However, the second means that the ‘flavour’ can be artificial — created by a chemical such as isoamyl acetate, an organic compound formed from isoamyl alcohol and acetic acid. It is often used … [Read the full story]