Author Archive | Andy Bellatti

Ultra-Processed Food: Broccoli vs. Chips Ahoy

Do you know the difference between processed and ULTRA-processed?

We know the United States has a problem with ultra-processed foods, and we can point to the well-documented health effects of overconsuming these foods. If the food industry wants to hijack and reframe the dialogue on processed foods, it is important for health advocates to have an alternate strategy that clearly communicates the importance of making room for whole, unprocessed foods.

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Why Organic Matters

Why Organic Food Matters, Beyond Our Plates

When it comes to organic foods, we often tend to hear most about the benefits they may provide to our personal health. But it is important to understand other reasons why it is important to support organic agriculture – reasons that go beyond our plates.

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Four Healthwashing PItfalls to Watch Out For

Four “Healthwashing” Unprocessed Pitfalls

It is no secret that the food industry is a master of deceptive marketing. Its liberty with the term “natural” (largely due to the Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to come up with a strict definition) has been covered extensively, as have countless examples of “healthwashing” that try to pass off highly processed and minimally nutritious offerings as wholesome. This time, I want to bring your attention to the many ways in which Big Food likes to concoct a false […]

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Ethical Coffee and Chocolate

Is Your Unprocessed Food Ethical?

There is no doubt eating unprocessed does wonders for our health. Ingredients, however, are not the only things we should focus on in our quest to eat better. An overhaul of our food choices also requires that we consider their environmental and human impact.

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Stevia Plants

Stevia, Truvia, and PureVia

Stevia is a perennial shrub with sweet-tasting leaves that has been consumed by native populations in Paraguay for centuries. In that sense, true Stevia has a lot in common with honey or maple syrup – it is a minimally processed sweetener.

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