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Food Processing Made Simple on DrCarney.com

Food Processing Made Simple on DrCarney.com
We just published a topical article entitled Food Processing Made Simple that has been mulling around in our minds for a long time. The article was written because we see so many food fads and so much misinformation floating around on subjects such as Smoothies, Juicing, Raw Foods and more. To us the real issue should be about food processing. To meet this head one we have endeavored to provide a sort of "Food Processing 101" article. This should help you to understand the bigger picture which is really about how processed the food you are consuming is. We hope by the time you finish the article it will be readily apparent what foods are processed and what foods are not processed. We also ho...
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Popular (but potentially unhealthy) “health” foods

Popular (but potentially unhealthy) “health” foods
Have you heard people raving about the power of “magic potions” like coconut oil, Kombucha tea or Nomi juice to solve all sorts of health issues? They are all plant-based, so are they good for us? I am listing the following, popularized as health-food, with links to the explanations of how they may do more harm than good. This list does not include animal products, dairy-based protein shakes, supplement products, herbal or Ayurvedic medicines. Kombucha tea: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-kombucha-tea-goodfor-you/        Yerba mate tea: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-yerba-mate-tea-bad-for-you/ Nomi & Mangosteen juice: http://nutritionfacts.o...
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