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The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.

The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.
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The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.

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English

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217-521-9702


Episodes

What Is Your Food Ingredient Score #3

10/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none In today’s show, you’ll once again get to test your knowledge of processed foods. There will be a quiz covering the previous 7 shows, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t bail out on me. What’s the worst thing that can happen? As Alfred E. Newman used to say, “Not to worry!” It’s all for fun and education. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/prophetofprocessedfood/?ref=bookmarks The podcast...

Duration:01:11:08

FLR 031: Mexican Standoff - Chipotle vs. Taco Bell

9/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: fumaric acid This is the second program on the subject of fast food restaurants. I will be pitting two icons of Mexican-style food: Chipotle Mexican Grill vs. Taco Bell. Which is healthier? Which is worse? I will be analyzing both ingredients and nutrition values in a single meal in each restaurant. Be prepared for a few surprises. Hang onto your seats for this will be a data driven ride! Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:40:22

FLR 030: Hidden Ingredients in Beef

8/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none This program is another in the irregular series called "Hidden Ingredients in Food" where I talk about chemicals that will likely never show up on a food label. The subject today is beef. Sounds simple enough, right? What kinds of hidden ingredients could wind up in a natural product like beef, you ask? Well, there’s a lot to talk about, from cradle to grave, so to speak. By the end, you may be a bit surprised, even a little astonished, or possibly a bit alarmed....

Duration:00:47:17

FLR 029: Merchandising Revisited

7/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none Today's show is a re-cast. I talk about merchandising. Long before you get to the label on a food package to evaluate whether the food is good for you or not, there are various influences at play that may be unconsciously directing you to a particular product. Some of those influences are need, desire, habit, coupon incentives, advertising, marketing, product placement, and merchandising. That latter influence, merchandising, is probably the one influence that...

Duration:00:27:17

FLR 028: On Clean Foods, Lab Meat, Shiny New Food Labels, and Restaurant Revelations

6/25/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none This is another show devoted to recent news stories popping up all over the internet. Today, I will showcase “clean food,” a new trend in the food industry just getting its feet wet. I’ll explore the “whats” and “whys” of “clean food,” a phrase that we’ll be hearing lots about in the near future, particularly as regards the meat industry. Then, for story #2, it’s finally almost here … the long-promised revision to the Nutrition Facts Label and the launching of...

Duration:00:28:06

FLR 027: Burger Breakdown – McD’s vs. BK

5/31/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: propylene glycol alginate In this show, I’ll examine in detail the ingredient compositions and nutritional breakdowns of two similar meals from two fast food restaurants to answer such questions as: (1) Is there really a difference between fast food and the types of highly processed foods found in the typical grocery store?; (2) Are the rumors true that fast food is intrinsically unhealthy?; and (3) In terms of ingredients and nutrients, how similar are fast food...

Duration:00:35:51

FLR 026: On Cancer, Cured Meats, and Ultra-Processed Foods

4/30/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: None In this episode, I’ll hit the newsstands for stories about the relationship of cancer and processed foods. A breakthrough study published in January rocks the world. Foods can kill, but which ones? We need to choose carefully. At the end of the show, I’ll investigate a new product hitting the grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store or using most of the podcast apps...

Duration:00:37:56

FLR 025: The Hidden Ingredients in Beer

3/31/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Dimethyl Dicarbonate (DMDC) In today’s show, beer is on the table. Have a seat and let’s talk about it. I’ll explore a short history of beer. Who regulates beer in the US? What must beer makers disclose on labels? What are both the expected ingredients in beer and what are some of the hidden ingredients? At the end of the show, we’ll get a brief look at a new product hitting the grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The...

Duration:01:09:25

FLR 024: What Is Your Food Ingredient Score #2

2/28/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none THE INGREDIENT SCORE RETURNS! In today’s show, we’re going to delve into your knowledge of food ingredients. Yes, that means a quiz, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t get your cheat notes out. It’s all for fun and education. In the second part of the podcast, I return to the feature called “New Food Inventions” to take a look at a new food product hitting the grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast...

Duration:00:41:07

FLR 023: On Insects, Arsenic, Potato Chips, and Taxes

1/31/2018
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none In this episode I hit the newsstands once again to comment on articles dealing with insects, arsenic, snacks, and taxes. But I don’t want to spoil it for you by revealing any details here. To find out what’s going on, just sit back, relax, and listen to the show. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets. Search under...

Duration:00:27:48

FLR 022: Obesity – A Consequence of Eating Processed Food?

12/30/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: none In this episode, I hit the news stands and comment on articles dealing with the obesity crisis in the world and the connection between obesity and the consumption of processed foods. Along the way, I’ll be answering questions about (1) What the heck is BMI?; (2) Which countries have the highest obesity percentages? That’s a shocker!; (3) What are the stats for obesity in the USA?; (4) How is the USA contributing to Mexico’s rising obesity rate?; and (5) Is this a...

Duration:00:32:41

FLR 021: Infant Formula - A World of Controversy

11/30/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: polylactose This episode explores the touchy subject of feeding babies human milk vs. infant formula, an ongoing controversial subject. What’s the history behind infant formula? Is it new or old? What are the ingredients in infant formula? Can they be harmful? Should this highly processed food be fed to newborns? These and other topics are explored in this show. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the...

Duration:00:37:25

FLR 020: Delving into Chocolate, “Food of the Gods”

10/31/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: polyglycerol polyricinoleate Today’s show is all about chocolate. Do you have a chocolate craving? Listen and find out why. Along the way, you’ll hear about how Christopher Columbus stumbled upon chocolate and didn’t know what he found, what is Dutch cocoa and what’s special about it, what the heck is conching, why milk chocolate took so long to be invented, the only town in America to be named after a chocolatier, the evaluation of 3 different chocolate bars and why...

Duration:00:49:35

FLR 019: The Hidden Ingredients in Wine

9/29/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Isinglass Today’s podcast will examine the hidden ingredients in wine. Topics will include (1) why labels on wine bottles don’t list ingredients; (2) why some wines don’t have to list the alcohol content; (3) why wines must have a warning label; (4) what are the types of hidden ingredients and some examples of each; and (5) why some people may need to be concerned about which wines they drink. Finally, we’ll take a brief look at a new product hitting the grocery store...

Duration:00:56:13

FLR 018: Wondering What's in Wonder Bread?

8/31/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Ethoxylated mono and diglycerides The subject of this podcast’s investigation is bread, “the staff of life” and America’s favorite staple. We’ll take a look at the most popular bread of the 20 century; how white bread emerged as the most prized food of the masses; the link between medicine, vitamins, and bread; and I’ll reveal the ingredients of 4 grocery breads from the unhealthiest to the healthiest. Finally, we’ll get a glimpse at a new product hitting the grocery...

Duration:00:40:03

FLR 018: Wondering What’s in Wonder Bread?

8/31/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Ethoxylated mono and diglycerides The subject of this podcast’s investigation is bread, “the staff of life” and America’s favorite staple. We’ll take a look at the most popular bread of the 20 century; how white bread emerged as the most prized food of the masses; the link between medicine, vitamins, and bread; and I’ll reveal the ingredients of 4 grocery breads from the unhealthiest to the healthiest. Finally, we’ll get a glimpse at a new product hitting the...

Duration:00:40:03

FLR 017: You Scream, I Scream for Ice Cream

7/30/2017
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INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Pea Protein In today’s show, I’m going to explore ice cream, America’s favorite summertime treat. Here are some topics that I’ll touch upon: What is the origin of ice cream? What is the official federal definition of ice cream? What’s the difference between ice cream and frozen desserts? How do you tell the difference between a real ice cream and a fake one? And, as usual, I’ll be looking at ingredients, particularly new ones. The national brand Breyers will be used...

Duration:00:34:10

FLR 016: Fake Toppings - Cool Whip & Cheez Whiz

6/30/2017
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In today’s show, I’m going investigate two very popular toppings in the processed food industry, namely Kraft’s Cool Whip and Cheez Whiz. It seems like those products have been around forever. What are they made of? Are they okay to eat from a health and nutrition perspective? If you’ve been consuming them, should you continue? This episode will give you the skinny on those processed foods, plus I’ll take a look at a new product on the grocery store shelves. INGREDIENT OF THE DAY:...

Duration:00:38:50

FLR 015: What Is Your Food Ingredient Score?

5/30/2017
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In today’s show, we’re going to delve into your knowledge of food ingredients. Yes, that means there’s a quiz, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t get your cheat notes out. It’s all for fun and education. In the second part of the podcast, I return to the feature called “New Food Inventions” to take a look at a new food product on grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store. Search under Food...

Duration:00:27:11

FLR 014: Chewing Gum – What Has Happened to Juicy Fruit?

4/30/2017
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In this episode, I’m going to delve deeply into chewing gum, taking you places you probably don’t even want to go to … answering such questions as “Who the heck started chewing gum?”; “When did it become an industry?”; “Who are the major players in that industry?”; “What are the major components in gum?”; “What’s the connection between automobile tires and chewing gum?”; “Why did I stop chewing gum around 2002 and didn’t return until 2 years ago?”; and, as usual, “What are the ingredients in...

Duration:00:37:17