An Essential Household Reference…Revised and Updated With our culture’s growing interest in organic foods and healthy eating, it is important to understand what food labels mean and to learn how to read between the lines. This completely revised and updated edition of A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives gives you the facts about the safety and side effects of more than 12,000 ingredients–such as preservatives, food-tainting pesticides, and animal drugs–that end up in food as a result of processing and curing. It tells you what’s safe and what you should leave on the grocery-store shelves. In addition to updated entries that cover the latest medical and scientific research on substances such as food enhancers and preservatives, this must-have guide includes more than 650 new chemicals now commonly used in food. You’ll also find information on modern food-production technologies such as bovine growth hormone and genetically engineered vegetables. Alphabetically organized, cross-referenced, and written in everyday language, this is a precise tool for understanding food labels and knowing which products are best to bring home to your family. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Take the guesswork out of choosing safe and effective cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. You wouldn’t eat something without knowing what it was. Don’t you want to take the same care with what you put on your face, hair, and body? Find out what’s in your health and beauty products with Ruth Winter’s A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. This updated and expanded sixth edition gives you all the facts you need to protect yourself and your family from possible irritants, confusing chemical names, or exaggerated claims of beauty from gimmick additives. Virtually every chemical found in toiletries, cosmetics, and cosmeceuticals—from body and face creams to toothpaste, hand lotion, shaving cream, shampoo, soap, perfume, and makeup—is evaluated in this book, including those ingredients marketed as being all-natural, for children, and for people of color. The alphabetical arrangement makes it easy to look up the ingredients in the products you use. With new substances popping up in products we utilize every day—and with the continuing deregulation of the cosmetics industry—A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients is more indispensable than ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Dustin Maher
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Moms feel overworked and under appreciated. Fit Moms For Life acknowledges the challenges and struggles moms face in getting in shape, but provides a road map that is very doable because of the short workouts and eating plan that is designed for moms on the go. Each chapter contains 3-4 stories of moms who have already conquered their weight loss battles and share their wisdom and advice to the moms reading Fit Moms For Life. Their stunning before and after pictures are a reminder of what is possible. The workout plan is anti-cardio based. We believe that long distance cardio goes against the goals of weight loss, therefore we don’t prescribe it at all.
A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined to find out. From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China to the Hostess factories and their practices, Twinkie, Deconstructed demystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients, where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why. Beginning at the source (hint: they're often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder, all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake. An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you. Consequently, as Hostess plans to permanently close its doors in 2012, this book will provide a relevant guide into the practices of one of the biggest companies of all time.
Good Decisions...Most of the Time is not just another diet or nutrition book. It’s an adventure into the foundations of nutrition and the inner workings of your body, where even the smallest change can bring about a dramatic shift in how you look and feel. If you have a vision of your best self, but have not been able to turn that vision into a reality, this book will give you the tools and information you need to achieve that vision. From the psychology of food to nutritional nuggets, Good Decisions will guide you down your own hallway of life, increase your ability to self-govern effectively around food, and teach you how to be in tune with your body and what it needs. The health of your body reflects the health of your mind and spirit, so isn’t it time to make a change? Isn’t it time to shine as you gain strength and confidence in your ability to make Good Decisions...Most of the Time? What You Will Learn: • The foundations of nutrition • How to deal with powerful emotions and food cravings • Which foods increase mental clarity and which foods dull the mind • How to eat to increase energy and vitality • Which foods pack on the weight and which ones help you shed it • Which foods decrease sex drive and which foods support it • How hormonal imbalances affect sleep, energy, and mood, and how you can use food to bring hormones back into balance. And much, much more! Good Decisions will take you on a five-step foundational journey through the art and science of nutrition where you will learn: 1. BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION AND THE NO-SUGAR CHALLENGE. Before you can lose weight, regain mental clarity, or increase energy, you must bring blood sugar irregularities back into balance. 2. DIGESTIVE HEALTH. You could eat the healthiest diet on the planet, but if you are not digesting your food and absorbing nutrients, it will do you no good. 3. MINERAL BALANCE. If your minerals are not balanced, your body may steal precious minerals from your bones. Ensuring adequate intake and absorption of minerals is paramount to bone health and athletic performance. 4. QUALITY FATS. Fats are not the enemy we once thought. Healthy fats contribute greatly to mental clarity, plump and juicy skin, cellular health, mineral absorption, disease prevention and more. 5. WATER AND ELECTROLYTES. Slow aging, decrease muscle cramps, and improve digestion. Most importantly, make water taste as delicious as it is healthy. Improved health and wellbeing are just a few pages away!
Author: Titus A. M. Msagati
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives is an up-to-date reference guide on the range of different types of additives (both natural and synthetic) used in the food industry today. It looks at the processes involved in inputting additives and preservatives to foods, and the mechanisms and methods used. The book contains full details about the chemistry of each major class of food additive, showing the reader not just what kind of additives are used and what their functions are, but also how they work and how they can have multiple functionalities. In addition, this book covers numerous new additives currently being introduced, and an explanation of how the quality of these is ascertained and how consumer safety is ensured.
Author: Dwight Eschliman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Health & Fitness
In the bestselling tradition of The Elements and Salt Sugar Fat, an unprecedented visual exploration of what is really inside our food, setting the record straight on the controversial and fascinating science of chemical and synthetic additives in processed food—from Twinkies and McNuggets to organic protein bars and healthy shakes. What’s really in your food? We’ve all read the ingredients label on the back of a can, box, or bag from the grocery store. But what do all those mysterious-sounding chemicals and additives actually do? Focusing on 75 of the most common food additives and 25 ordinary food products that contain them, acclaimed photographer Dwight Eschliman and science writer Steve Ettlinger demystify the contents of processed food. Together they reveal what each additive looks like, where it comes from, and how and why it is used. Essential for everyone who is concerned about the wholesomeness of their diet or merely curious about “polysorbate 60” or “tertiary butylhydroquinone,” Ingredients is a visually and scientifically stunning journey from ketchup to Cool Whip. You’ll be surprised at what you find. * * * Ingredients focuses on processed food additives from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, including artificial and natural flavorings, sweeteners, colorings, preservatives, thickeners, emulsifiers, dessicants, and more. It also shows what is inside Amy's Burrito Especial, Campbell's Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup, Doritos Cool Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips, Dr. Pepper, General Mills Raisin Nut Bran, Hebrew National Beef Franks, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Light Dressing, Hostess Twinkies, Klondike Reese's Ice Cream Bars, Kraft Cool Whip Original, Kraft Singles - American Skim Milk Fat Free, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patties, Nabisco Wheat Thins, Naked Green Machine 100% Juice Smoothie, Nestle Coffee-Mate Fat Free The Original Coffee Creamer, Ocean Spray Cran-Grape Juice Drink, Oroweat Healthy Multi-Grain Bread, PowerBar Performance Energy Bar Oatmeal Raisin, Quaker Instant Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream, Red Bull Energy Drink, Snickers Bar, Trident Perfect Peppermint Sugar Free Gum, and Vlasic Ovals Hamburger Dill Chips.
Author: Robert S. Igoe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Dictionary of Food Ingredients is a unique, easy-to-use source of information on over 1,000 food ingredients and additives. Like the previous editions, the Fifth Edition provides clear and concise information on currently used additives, including natural ingredients, FDA-approved artificial ingredients, and compounds used in food processing. The dictionary entries, organized in alphabetical order, include information on ingredient functions, chemical properties, and uses in food products. This revised and updated fifth edition also features a new section, “Food Definitions and Formulations,” a thoroughly expanded list of food ingredients approved for use in the European Union, with E numbers, as well as new information on existing and more recently approved ingredients.
Author: Mira Dessy Ne
Release Date: 2013-03
From the days of hunter-gathers to modern shoppers attempting to decipher the complexity of products on food shelves today, the way we procure our food has changed dramatically. But our need for proper nourishment remains the same. Processed food, fast food, adulterated, and chemically enhanced foods make navigating the stocking of our pantries with healthy foods a truly mystifying chore. Many of us don't know where this food comes from, and we don't know what's really in it. Most people who walk into a grocery store think that all of the edible-appearing products on the shelves are food. The truth is that many of them are not! Many of these items contain ingredients that have the potential to be harmful. Even though legislation generally protects us against illegal food substances, evidence is showing many items to be either unsafe or at the very least not nutritious or healthful food options. We are seduced by the pretty pictures on the box or the marketing claims by the manufacturer. We don't really know what's in our food, trusting that if they are selling it we can eat it. This book will help you take back control of your pantry and your food source. You will discover those items that are not contributing nutrition value and perhaps detracting from your health and that of your loved ones. You will learn how to stock your pantry with the healthiest choices available.
Author: J. W. van der Kamp
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Dietary fibre research is rapidly evolving and is stimulated by the growing attention for intestinal health which is needed for combating major disorders such as diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases and obesity. Current research also explores relationships between fibres, the immune system and stress. The recently agreed EU and CODEX definitions for dietary fibre - including all polymeric carbohydrates not digested in the small intestine - provide both clarity and new challenges regarding adequate analysis and concerning the requirements for added fibre. Added fibre should have 'a physical effect of benefit to health as demonstrated by generally accepted scientific evidence to competent authorities'. Novel research tools from genomics toolboxes and advanced systems simulating the gastro-intestinal tract, are enabling researchers to obtain insights in the wide range of structure function relationships of different types of dietary fibre. These include the impact of dietary fibre on the gut microbiota and relationships between prebiotics and peptides involved in regulation of satiety and other functions. New technologies steadily increase the range of fibres, with and without anti-oxidants and other beneficial co-passengers, which are available to food processors. Dietary fibre - new frontiers for food and health covers the most up-to-date research available on dietary fibre and will be an indispensable tool for all scientists and technologists involved in research and development in this field.
Author: Rainer Huopalahti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-05-19
Bioactive Egg Compounds presents the latest results and concepts in the biotechnological use of egg compounds. Following an introduction to the different compounds of egg white, yolk and shell, the nutritive value of egg compounds is discussed. The text describes procedures for processing egg compounds to improve their nutritive value, including so-called enriched eggs. Also described is the isolation and application of egg compounds with special properties, such as antibiotic action.