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The 5 Worst Food Additives to Avoid

The 5 Worst Food Additives to Avoid

It’s tedious to read the labels on almost everything you buy, but unless you really shop only the periphery of the supermarket, it’s a habit with a big payback. Don’t put any stock in the word “natural.” Just head straight for the facts by scanning t ...
4 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

4 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

Life is sweet in California. We’ve got our blue skies and ocean, purple flowers on the mountains and (since we’re always up on healthy food trends) sweeteners labeled “Natural” in our stores that range in color from yellow to ...
Stevia: How Sweet it Really is

Stevia: How Sweet it Really is

Q: What is stevia? A:  Stevia, or Stevia rebaudiana specifically, is an herb in the sunflower family. Stevia extracts are known to be incredibly sweet, having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. So, it’s no surprise that it’s commonly ...