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High fructose corn syrup: why are we eating it?

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/0603/sc0603-fructose.html Walk down the aisles of most grocery stores and you’ll be sure to find a common ingredient: high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). That is, except at PCC. PCC delis began eliminating products with HFCS four years ago and have been 100 percent HFCS-free for some time. PCC’s grocery department stopped taking new products with HFCS two years ago and is in the process of identifying and phasing out the few remaining items that still contain it. Read more

Safer food storage for better health

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/0608/sc0608-foodstorage.html Once seen as a godsend for healthy food storage, refrigerators and plastic containers are now used without a second thought. From the dark ages to a world of ease, these devices, if used improperly, quickly become our bane. Read more

Mindful eating

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/0611/sc0611-mindfuleating.html The holidays are upon us once again. It’s a time for celebration, family, friends and eating ... and eating and eating and eating! Special family recipes passed down from one generation to the next may be an excuse to indulge — a luxury indeed and one afforded to most of us only recently. Read more

A campaign for safer body care

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/0705/sc0705-bodycare.html Consumers generally have wised up that toxic chemicals have been added to our food, water and air, but they generally aren’t aware that beauty and body care products also may include a chemical cocktail. Unlike food and drugs, the ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products do not have to undergo safety testing before they’re sold to the public. Read more

The Flavor Industry

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/1008/sc1008-flavor-industry.html For thousands of years, spices and sauces and different forms of cooking have flavored our food naturally. So, why is there a multi-billion dollar industry based on replicating these results? Read more

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Food Allergens: Testing How the Body Responds

November 14, 2017

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, digestive distress, eczema or other skin irritation, or changes in behavior and mental focus. This delayed reaction is called "food sensitivity" and is usually not life threatening.

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