Many years ago, I was a lowly freshman graduate student, acting as a guinea pig for another graduate student in her last year. Sitting before my eyes, was a massive quantity of mayonnaise-laden tuna fish salad. For the experiment, I… Read More ›
Month: January 2013
Vitamin C Aka Ascorbic Acid-Water Soluble Vitamin Powerhouse!
Lemonade For This Man, Quick!!! I remember when I heard the word scurvy for the first time. In my mind, a picture visualizing a dirty, uncared-for individual. That is exactly how a person looks when they get this deficiency disease.This… Read More ›
Colors, Colors Everywhere! Dyes May Hurt You, I Know You Care!
Colors, Just To Sell A Product And Sell-Out Your Health Why do we use food dyes in the United States derived from petroleum products and coal-tar derivatives? In fact, why do we use food dyes at all except, maybe, to… Read More ›
Artificial Sweetners-Do We Get More Than We Bargained For?
In the U.S., there are now 6 approved synthetic sugar substitutes available to stand in for table sugar (sucrose). Let’s name our candidates for today’s grid session: 1. Sweet N’ Low-saccharin Discovered in 1879, by two scientists looking for a… Read More ›