Articles tagged with: additives

What does ‘natural’ really mean? Is it code for healthy?

What does ‘natural’ really mean? Is it code for healthy?

Stroll down any supermarket aisle and you’ll soon spot foods labelled as ‘natural’, ‘all natural’ or ‘made from natural ingredients’. Sometime it’s made from ‘Only natural flavours and colours’. Sometimes you’ll read ‘100 per cent natural’.  It’s the in-thing when it comes to marketing foods and seems to confer a ring of health (a health halo) over the products. But what does the term 'natural' really mean? Does it mean that a food is somehow better-for-you?

4 September 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Top Twenty Terms

Do you find the info on food labels puzzling and frown-inducing? What about those nutrition terms that are bandied about in...

17 October 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Avoid these 10 ultra-processed foods!

Avoid these 10 ultra-processed foods!

Think processed food only means frozen pizza and bags of chips? Or maybe it’s that white sliced supermarket bread, or anything in a...

20 June 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

10 things that MUST be on a food label

10 things that MUST be on a food label

Here’s a taste of what’s in my new eBook Cracking the Code – The Handy Foodwatch Guide to Food Labels. This short extract is...

14 February 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  How does Nutri-grain breakfast cereal score 4 Stars?

Q. How does Nutri-grain breakfast cereal score 4 Stars?

At the moment, I keep getting asked this one question over and over again. Namely how can a refined, processed, high-sugar snack-like...

6 December 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Learn to Crack the Code eCourse

Learn to Crack the Code eCourse

If something says “All Natural” or "No Artificial Colours and Preservatives” does that mean it’s good for you? Not...

16 November 2017 by Catherine Saxelby