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The Things That Are Most Dangerous For Cats To Eat, And Why

Cats may not chow down on garbage like dogs do, but they get into their share of people food, houseplants and other weird things. Here’s why certain ordinary-seeming items are dangerous to cats, and what you can do about them.


Why You Should Care About Added Sugars In Your Food

While Australia doesn’t list added sugars on food labels, perhaps it should. Added sugars will be required on new labels rolling out in the US in a year or two. A 570g Pepsi will have to say it contains 130 per cent of your daily value of added sugar. Yogurt will have to call out their added sugar, so people can’t kid themselves that it all comes from fruit. Food companies fought the change, but they lost.

Yes, sugar industry, you are right: Added sugars are made of the same stuff as natural sugars. But the FDA’s new labels are about health, not about getting the right answer on a chemistry quiz. It’s really useful to know which foods contain a ton of added sugars.


GMO Labels Won't Make Your Food Safer

You might sometimes see “genetically modified” in the fine print on many food packages. Activist groups have spent millions of dollars fighting for that tiny text, and food companies have spent millions fighting back. And none of that effort had anything to do with your health.


Why You Can't Rely On Calorie Counts (And What To Do Instead)

Calorie/kJ counts are front-and-center on treadmill screens, food labels, and even restaurant menus. But if you’re trying to lose weight (or just monitor how healthily you’re eating), those numbers can be misleading.


Parents, Sample Your Baby's Snacks For Safety

Some snacks sold as finger food for babies can become choking hazards when left out of the package for a few hours. Medical researchers figured out this fact that slipped by multinational corporations — with the simple tactic of asking adults to eat the food.


The Foods That Are Most Dangerous To Dogs, And Why

You probably know that you shouldn’t feed chocolate to your dog — but maybe your dog got into your lolly stash anyway, and came out fine. Meanwhile, your vet is more concerned that you admit to feeding him raisins. Confused? Let’s take a look at what the dangers really are.


Food Politics Shows You How Your Sausage Is Made

Reading Marion Nestle’s Food Politics will make you feel like a speck in a universe of giants. Corporations alternately battle and collude with the United States government in chapter after chapter, spending billions of dollars to influence what the consumer chooses to put in their mouth.


Feed Zone Portables Is Packed With Recipes For Real Workout Food You Can Make Yourself

Food for when you’re exercising is a whole product category these days. There are sticky sweet energy gels (every marathoner’s frenemy), plus a variety of bars and chews that are pretty much all expensive and taste terrible. The book Feed Zone Portables has an alternative: Homemade, portable food that has the nutrition you need, while tasting great.


The Ideal Amount Of Protein You Need In A Meal To Feel Full

One of the benefits of protein foods is that it keeps you full, which is helpful for when you’re trying to lose weight. But it’s not just any amount of protein. Specifically, you should aim for about 30 grams of protein per meal to help you control your appetite.


Do Pre-Workout Supplements Actually Help?

Pre-workout supplements make big promises to boost your performance, and with those promises come high price tags. You supposedly get a burst of energy, fatigue less easily and increase blood flow, all to help you get more out of your workout. The thing is, these supplements are really just powerful stimulants.


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