I live in a region where sea salt is the go-to salt in so many different forms, it can take ages to choose one from the shelf. The salt choices are all so neatly packaged and range in granular size and shades of color from… Read More »Which salt is healthiest, sea salt or regular salt?
How many of us have ever wondered (hoped and prayed) that toothpaste could get rid of pimples overnight? It’s a question we’ve all asked at some point in our lives when we wake up with a zit the size of an erupting volcano the day… Read More »Does toothpaste get rid of pimples?
Ever asked yourself if air freshers can be harmful? Small and convenient, they’re a great way to get rid of stink as well as just freshen up a small space such as your vehicle. If you’re a lover of air freshening products, you’re probably not… Read More »Are air fresheners bad for you?
You’re on your way to buy groceries and are wondering why is brown food better than white? When we think healthy in terms of color, we tend to navigate toward foods that are brown as opposed to white, since brown (natural) are supposed to be… Read More »Brown food choices that are not always better
Living in a world where millions rely on a daily dose of multivitamins or other forms of supplements to stay healthy is nothing new. Perhaps this is one reason the dietary supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar business. Catering to people who would rather swallow… Read More »Are supplements good for health?
We’ve all seen protein shakes advertised as a way to become leaner and stronger, especially when combined with resistance exercises, but is the extra protein necessary? Are protein shakes even a healthy choice? The answer, according to several medical sources, remains inconsistent. The results of… Read More »Are whey protein shakes bad for you?
Good question! And the answer is….maybe. It’s become a generic health claim that you need to drink 8 glasses of water a day because no one clarifies just how big those glasses are! Are they eight shot glasses, eight mason jars or eight big-gulp sizes… Read More »Is drinking 8 glasses of water a day good for you?
Some people simply cannot help but repeat the old claim that carrots are good for your eyes, and with good reason. That’s because carrots really are good for your eyes, however, the claim does date back many many years to pilots of the British Royal… Read More »Does eating carrots improve your eyesight?
Although Kraft’s ingredient list says their spreadable product does contain cheese, it is not considered an actual cheese product according to FDA standards since it is a shelf-stable product that contains numerous added ingredients such as emulsifiers and flavor enhancers. This holds true for all… Read More »Is there any real cheese in Cheez Whiz?
Grandmothers are often the first to suggest chicken soup for a cold, but does chicken soup help with colds? The truth is while the soup will usually make you feel better, it’s not the chicken in the soup per se that creates that feeling of… Read More »Is chicken soup really good for a cold?
Millions of people use a variety of artificial sweeteners every day to sweeten foods and beverages, so just how safe are they? Since we’re not here to sugar coat the realities, let’s just down to it. Those who benefit the most from using artificial sweeteners… Read More »Are artificial sweeteners harmful?
This is a staple passed down by grandmothers everywhere, that cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. Sure, it’s annoying to hear, especially if the crack-er is loud and the crack-ee isn’t fond of such sounds, but is it harmful to crack your knuckles? When… Read More »Does cracking your knuckles really give you arthritis?
So you’re wondering why there’s a saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The health rhyme has been told time and again by friends and family to friends and family…but is there any truth to it? While it’s fun to say and let’s… Read More »Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
How often have you heard someone say that dark skin has a naturally built-in UV protector or that dark skin is more tolerant against sun exposure than light skin? The truth is that while dark skin may be more tolerant, it is only to a… Read More »Does having dark skin actually protect you from the sun?
You’re not serious! Caffeine-free coffee isn’t actually caffeine free?! That’s right folks! All caffeine coffee contains some percentage of caffeine. While the amount of caffeine in each decaffeinated coffee product will differ form brand to brand, they will all contain some level of caffeine. A… Read More »Is there such a thing as caffeine free coffee?
Mayonnaise as we know it is a thick, white condiment for food uses. Through magazines, grandma’s passed down beauty tricks and out of sheer curiosity, mayonnaise has also become something of a side beauty aid. It has often been used (successfully and unsuccessfully) as an… Read More »What does mayo do to your hair as a conditioner?
Vanilla extract is widely used in different types of foods for flavoring and can be bought as an extract, a flavor and clear. You’re here because you’re wondering if vanilla extract is harmful. The answer is generally no, however, it’s best to read the label… Read More »Is vanilla extract harmful?