Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

“A salad without the dressing is not a salad”, someone famous once said. Or should have said. A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier, and as you’ll see in a minute improves the … Continue reading

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Vinegar for Diabetics?

Vinegar for Diabetics?

Diabetics, like air force pilots when flying, need to be slightly paranoid. Always on the lookout for potential danger. But whereas a flight ends after several hours in the skies, a diabetic must be in constant awareness of blood sugar … Continue reading

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“Infomercial” for Preschoolers on Health Benefits of Froot Loops

“Infomercial” for Preschoolers on Health Benefits of Froot Loops

We posted a few days ago about how 80% of Kids Commercials on Nickelodeon are for junk food. Junk cereal is also in the mix. If you were wondering how bad the situation is, watch the spot below for Froot … Continue reading

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The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On

The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the sacred cow of OJ nutrition being mercilessly slayed over at the Los Angeles Times. To quickly remind you – the theme is that Orange Juice is high in sugar, low in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Locavore Tradition for Over 300 Years

Thanksgiving – A Locavore Tradition for Over 300 Years

As we sit down to enjoy the quintessential American holiday dinner, let’s stop for a minute and contemplate what we are actually celebrating. What started off as a harvest festival in colonial times, became an annual tradition during the civil … Continue reading

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80% of Nickelodeon Food Commercials are for Junk

80% of Nickelodeon Food Commercials are for Junk

The most popular kids TV Network, Nickelodeon, should be ashamed of itself, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog group, in its latest expose. The reason: Most of the ads running on the network … Continue reading

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When a Cranberry Stops Being a Cranberry

When a Cranberry Stops Being a Cranberry

[Update: see Ocean Spray's response in the comments below.] More Cranberry news today. Here’s a dilemma for you. Let’s say you are the CEO of a successful food company that sells products both to consumers and to other food processors. … Continue reading

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Go Easy with the Cranberry Sauce [Inside the Label]

Go Easy with the Cranberry Sauce [Inside the Label]

If you’re like most people, this Thanksgiving you’ll be having cranberry sauce with your turkey and stuffing. But what is cranberry sauce anyway? It’s actually more of a jam or jelly than a sauce. The tart acidic flavor of the … Continue reading

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Eight Thanksgiving Survival Tips

Eight Thanksgiving Survival Tips

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and there have been countless online discussions and recommendations on what to eat, how to eat, and how to stay healthy. We can’t help but weigh in with our list as well. 1. … Continue reading

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How Wheat Works

How Wheat Works

The Wheat Foods Council has put together a nifty flash website called How Wheat Works. If you sign up, you get to grow a virtual field of wheat, and then see all the processing it goes until it reaches your … Continue reading

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