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No more trans fat: FDA banning the infamous artery-clogger

...heart, even worse than saturated fats, which also can contribute to heart disease.Trans fats are used both in processed food and in restaurants, often to improve the texture, shelf life or flavor of foods. Though they have been removed...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-11-08/no-more-trans-fat-fda-ban
GMO labeling may be coming

...from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria. This type of genetic alteration is not found in nature. Many processed foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but it's hard to know which ones without labeling. Are GMO's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-21/gmo-labeling-may-be-coming
Opinion
Healthy Lifestyle Challenge: The Way Fitness Should Be Tip #9

...needed food for nourishment. Choose foods that are natural and nutritious as a major part of daily intake and minimize processed foods that don't contribute to a healthy diet. It is easiest for the body to digest and assimilate foods that are not...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-03-28/healthy-lifestyle-challenge-way-fitness
Green
Whole Foods: What Does that Really Mean?

...Yogurt is a great food, but load it up with sugars and you have a processed food. A baked potato is pretty minimally processed; french fries and...to a crash and more hunger which is what occurs when you eat most processed foods.

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-03-21/whole-foods-what-does-really-mean
Green
A Partner May be Your Secret to Success

...or walking after work with your partner, swapping healthy recipes or making a pact with someone else to eat less processed food, support and accountability are powerful tools when you want to make changes in your diet and/or exercise habits...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-03-28/partner-may-be-your-secret-success
Green
Sacramento's farm-to-fork food bank changes lives

...those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and...worst kind of food-- precisely the sort of highly processed food-like substances that contribute to obesity and chronic...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-07-07/sacramentos-farm-fork-food-bank-cha
Neighbors
What's cookin'?

...at the very least teach each student some basics. "If nothing else, they learn to cook at home, and not to eat processed foods and stuff out of plastic - I consider that to be the most important thing that I do." Roach said. But the students...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-12-16/whats-cookin
Neighbors
Soda or Juice? Pick Your Poison

...eating whole foods with their fiber intact. Like all processed foods, however, juices allow you to consume much more...and a fructose molecule. When we drink juice or eat processed foods, our liver is over loaded with fructose. The end...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-02-21/soda-or-juice-pick-your-poison
Green
Are Carbohydrates Good or Bad?

...Rather than feeling satisfied, we are often hungrier shortly after drinking juice. Using fruit juice to sweeten processed foods takes things one step further and is just as detrimental as adding any other type of sugar. Similar examples can...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-02-28/are-carbohydrates-good-or-bad
Green
Being Healthy and Lean Doesn't Have to be Complicated

...Not because they are fats, but because they have been processed. Fat is not our enemy here anymore than food is. Processed foods are the problem whether they are mainly fats, mainly carbohydrates, or a combination of the two. Eating whole...

http://juneauempire.com/green/2013-03-07/being-healthy-and-lean-doesn%E2%80%99t-
Green

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