The sweet names of sugar

The sweet names of sugar

Below are the multiple names of Sugar. Under each name, you will find a description, its effects on our health, and where it is used in the foods we buy. This list includes: Sugars, Natural sugars, Natural sweeteners, Modified sugars, Artificial sweeteners, Sugar extract, Sugar Alcohol & Sugar fiber. Just a piece of fruit will […]

Great books ecogal recommends to read

Fat Chance and the Fat Chance Cookbook

Dr. Lustig’s book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease“ Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over […]

Jamie Oliver Ted Talk: Teach every child about food

Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children.

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia — and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Jamie Oliver Food Foundation USA

“My charity aims to inspire people to reconnect with food. It’s all about raising awareness and individual responsibility, resuscitating dying food culture around the world and, ultimately, keeping cooking skills alive.” Jamie Oliver
Click to join Jamies Food Foundation US

More videos at Jamie’s Food Foundation Youtube channel

Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals

Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals

Learn more with Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals

Cooking good food from scratch is a skill that can save you money, keep you healthy, and make you and your family and friends happy. What I’ve tried to do in this book is pick a whole load of meals that we all love to eat and break them down to make them as simple as possible. – Jamie Oliver

What are Processed Foods -Breakfast cereals

What are processed foods?

Traditional processing originally had two functions: to make food more digestible and nutritious, and to preserve it for use during times when food wasn’t readily available. Today the term ‘processed foods’ usually refers to foods that have been destructured and extensively recomposed to be savory, often by virtue of additives, sugars, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavorings […]

SOIL not DIRT – Dr Elaine Ingham talks Soil Microbiology

Dr. Elaine Ingham talks about soil fertility and the role of soil microbial life. In this video, Dr. Elaine Ingham, an energetic, easy-to-understand speaker, explains what life in the soil is all about.

Behind this “user-friendly” approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of intensive research into the organisms which make up the soil food web. Elaine also offers knowledge on how to ensure a healthy food web to promote plant growth and reduce reliance on inorganic chemicals.

For more info visit Soil Food Web

ecogal - The Curious Consumer

Read the labels

One fact is becoming clear: “Read the Label First” is becoming the motto for Household AND Nutritional products… The Nutrition Facts label is our guide to make informed choices and maintain healthy dietary practices, and the Household Product label is our guide to using products effectively and safely. Check the handy EPA.gov “Why read labels” […]