EWG’s Food Scores houses information on tens of thousands of foods in a simple, searchable online format designed to guide consumers to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and the planet.
The database includes more than:
• 80,000 products
• 5,000 ingredients
• 1,500 brands
How did we come up with our scores? We combine these ratings into a single overall product score.
-- Nutrition. The nutrition scoring algorithm considers multiple factors, including calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content.
-- Ingredient concerns. The ingredient concerns algorithm focuses on factors such as the likely presence of key contaminants, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics and the health implications of certain food additives.
-- Processing. The processing score reflects EWG's best estimate of the extent to which a particular food has been processed. Scoring factors include modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and the number of artificial ingredients.
EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce calculates that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetables samples examined in 2013.
The USDA findings indicate that the conventional fruit and produce industries are ignoring a striking market trend: American consumers are voting with their pocketbooks for produce with less pesticide. USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates that the organically produced food sector, though just 4 percent of all U.S. food sales, has enjoyed double-digit growth in recent years. The trend is particularly strong for sales of organic fruits and vegetables, which account for the lion’s share of all organic food sales: USDA economists reported that organic produce sales spiked from $5.4 billion in 2005 to an estimated $15 billion last year and increased by 11 percent between 2013 and 2014.
Pesticides persisted on fruits and vegetables tested by USDA, even when they were washed and, in some cases, peeled.
USDA EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce recognizes that many people who want reduce their exposure to pesticides in produce cannot find or afford an all-organic diet. It helps them seek out conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that tend to test low for pesticide residues. When they want foods whose conventional versions test high for pesticides, they can make an effort to locate organic versions.
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And what about your children? Sunscreen, diaper cream, shampoo and lotion are common kids’ products.
Most people use cosmetics and other personal-care items without a second thought, believing that the government makes sure they’re safe. Not so. No health studies or pre-market testing are required.
EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database is the world's largest safety reference tool for personal-care products. EWG has launched this app to provide you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings at your fingertips for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market.
Americans’ frequent exposure to cosmetics and personal-care products raises questions about the potential health risks of the myriad under-assessed ingredients they contain. These ingredients end up in the bodies of nearly every American.
When you know what chemicals are in the products you bring into your home and how they may affect your health and the environment, you can make informed purchasing decisions — and help transform the marketplace.
This Skin Deep® app has information and online safety assessments for more than 72,000 personal care products, 2,500 brands and 9,000 ingredients, culled from product labels and from the scientific and industry literature.
To calculate a product score, we tally the hazards of each ingredient and evaluate every product in relation to all the others in Skin Deep®. The safest products score well by both measures: a low hazard rating AND fair or better data availability. EWG’s ratings are the best available information you can find on the safety of personal-care product ingredients.
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Whether you’ve vowed to eat local, organic, or simply more fruit and vegetables, the HarvestMark app lets you follow your food back to the farm to learn where, when, and how it was grown.
Where you see the HarvestMark logo on fresh fruit, vegetables, and even chicken that means you can scan it to get inside information on your food. It’s the only app that delivers information specifically about the food you’re about to buy or have purchased.
HarvestMark codes can be found on over 50 fresh fruit and vegetable brands throughout North America including Driscoll’s® Only The Finest Berries™, Fresh Selections and Private Selection by Kroger brands (available at Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Kroger and throughout the Kroger family of stores). Grapes from Grupo Alta and SunWorld, Microbaker potatoes from Progressive Produce, Melons from Borders Melon and Melon 1, asparagus from Alpine Fresh, and tomatoes from Del Campo.
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All these healthy recipes are shared here after getting approval from dietitians and this tasty selection is presented along with its analysis of nutritional value. Here you can find some healthy recipes menu options that will suit your diet and soon become a part of your lifestyle. For most people, healthy eating is difficult because of a busy family life and healthy cooking takes more time. Browse through fast cooking healthy recipes and try them at home.
To create healthy recipes, first look at what's on hand in your own pantry. You may have healthier ingredients available and not realize it. If you don't have the ingredients on hand to create healthy recipes, just make a shopping list for the next time you hit the store.
Parents always appreciate healthy recipes for kids that will encourage their children to eat foods that contain nutritious ingredients such as fruits and vegetables while cutting down on fat and sodium. Children can be picky eaters, though, and finding ways to prepare favorite dishes without compromising on flavor can be daunting. Fortunately, the trend toward healthy recipes for kids has spawned a wealth of websites and cookbooks that feature delicious alternatives even the pickiest eaters will love. To get parents started in the right direction, we offer five delicious and healthy recipes for kids based on comfort foods children crave.
Colon healthy recipes for dinner follow the same common sense rules. Try cutting down on the red meat and eating fresh fish along with a salad and perhaps some steamed broccoli, zucchini and carrots. If you need something more substantial try adding brown rice, corn on the cob or potatoes.
It seems everybody today is looking for healthy, quick recipes they can use for their family. Even so, they seem to be somewhat hard as generally recipes be either healthy or quick, but rarely both! But since so many people are working outside the home and are finding their schedules crammed with so many additional activities and duties even when they are not working finding quick, healthy recipes is a priority for many. No one has the time or the desire to stand over the sink cutting vegetables and no one has the time to wait for a dinner that takes hours to fix.
Whipping up healthy recipes may be easier than you think. You can make simple ingredient substitutions to create healthy recipes that don't sacrifice taste and enjoyment.
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“Flexitarian” is a term recently coined to describe those who eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat.
A relatively new term, flexitarian comes from a
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There's plenty of scientific evidence to support the healthfulness of a diet made up mostly of plant foods.
Should you be a flexitarian?
By Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D.
The recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans urge Americans to eat a plant-based diet. Plant-based diets have many health benefits. With their emphasis on fruits and vegetables, grains, beans and legumes and nuts, this way of eating is rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients.
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