Clean Eating Choices

Electrolytes: What they are and where to find them

Electrolytes are ions that the human body requires to perform various functions. The most popular sources are sports drinks that include artificial ingredients, but electrolytes are naturally occurring elements that come from natural sources. Here are some major electrolytes and where to find them: Sodium- Possibly the most abundant electrolyte in the average diet, sodium… Continue reading Electrolytes: What they are and where to find them

Recipes

How to make Assorted, Organic Popsicles

Popsicles have been a go-to snack for hot summer days. It's easy to find a box at your local grocery store, but for a more creative, organic experience, you could make your own using natural ingredients. To get started, you will need handles with which you hold the popsicle, and molds which determine the shape… Continue reading How to make Assorted, Organic Popsicles

Clean Eating Choices

Natural food colors

Many foods and beverages have unhealthy, artificial color additives to make them look more appealing. Fortunately there are organic ways to color food products. Many sweets (cakes, candies and the like) call for some kind of food coloring in their recipes. For a healthier, more organic treat with just as much taste, you can use… Continue reading Natural food colors

What to Avoid

3 popular candies you should probably stop eating

You might have gotten the idea that kids act hyperactive after eating candy because of all the sugar in it. Studies suggest that it's actually because of artificial color dyes, which have been said to cause ADHD in children, and tumors and cancer in rats (depending on the color). Artificial color additives can be found… Continue reading 3 popular candies you should probably stop eating

What to Avoid

The Dangers of Artificial Colors

People have been using artificial color additives to make food and beverages more appealing for years, but how safe is this practice? Artificial dyes and lake colors are derived from synthetic material; unnatural sources. The safety of artificial colors has been questioned since 1906, when the FDA passed the Pure Food and Drugs Act. Many… Continue reading The Dangers of Artificial Colors