These are 5 of the most misunderstood and often-maligned ingredients in our food system, and why they should not be demonized.
Articles by Food Science Babe
There weren’t many widely available plant-based commercial milk products until the 1970s and ’80s. Now plant-based milk is a rapidly growing food segment.
“Chinese restaurant syndrome,” and other ailments claimed to be caused by MSG are not backed by extensive research and are part of a long trail of MSG myths.
From the organic industry scaring people over non-organic foods to social media influencers making false claims, food shaming is a popular marketing tactic.
The deceptive “Dirty Dozen” pesticide list put out annually by the Environmental Working Group continues to be the list no one needs or asked for.
Exploring the facts and scientific evidence for some of the most common low-calorie sweeteners on the market There’s probably no topic I get asked about more than artificial sweeteners: Are they safe? Do they enhance cravings? Do they cause weight gain? Do they affect the microbiome? I will admit that this was a topic […]
It’s never too late to begin making your food purchasing decisions based on facts rather than fears and to unfollow toxic wellness influencers.
Last month I wrote about 5 deceptive food-marketing buzzwords that have been around for a while. With our unique situation this year due to COVID-19, the supplement, food, and beverage industries have been capitalizing off of some newer marketing trends and buzzwords that will likely continue to gain popularity in 2021, but will they help […]
Does a food label wording falsely coax you into thinking something is healthier for you. Sure lots of them do. That’s the ‘healthy halo’ effect in marketing.
There’s really no need to swap out your favorite sweet treats with the “natural” or organic and arguably less enjoyable candies this holiday season.