Salt Industry Shaking Away Criticism

Salt Industry Shaking Away Criticism

A lengthy piece by Michael Moss of the New York Times this weekend, covers the decades long history of salt wars. The bottom line: The salt industry is working overtly and behind the scenes to fend off public-health attacks on … Continue reading

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Candy Expo Showcases Healthy Snacks. Indeed?

Candy Expo Showcases Healthy Snacks. Indeed?

In a sign of the times, the Sweets & Snacks Expo earlier this week in Chicago focused on healthier treats. Saleswomen for Hershey Co. handed out Reese’s Minis, chocolate-peanut butter cups the size of marbles, which they touted as ideal … Continue reading

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Snack Bar Smackdown: Clif vs. Lara

Snack Bar Smackdown: Clif vs. Lara

Yesterday we compared Kellogg’s Fiber Pus to Larabar. Despite the high amount of fiber in Kellogg’s bars, the clear nutrition winner was Larabar, with a short, understandable ingredient list and no added sugar. Many readers asked about Clif bars, so … Continue reading

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Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

The healthy snackbar segment is huge and growing. It seems that manufacturers have figured out a way to dress up candy bars as healthy, and fill our craving for an anytime, anywhere treat. To be fair, there are many decent … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy. But Only Half the Time

Eating Healthy. But Only Half the Time

Did you know that for every dollar we Americans spend on food, about 50 cents go to grub consumed outside the home? That’s right, half of our eating money is spent in restaurants, fast food chains, coffee shops, airport and … Continue reading

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Study: Organic Not More Nutritious. So What!

Study: Organic Not More Nutritious. So What!

The organic and conventional food camps have another new study to argue over. This one is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: A “disappointingly small” number of well-designed studies have looked at whether organic foods may have health … Continue reading

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How VitaminWater XXX Uses its Ingredient List to Market Health

How VitaminWater XXX Uses its Ingredient List to Market Health

Ever enterprising beverage marketers will persuade normally rational people to buy colored sugar water for personal consumption, convincing them that said liquid is gloriously rich in health benefits and in some cases also uber-hip. Vitamin Water XXX is a classic … Continue reading

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The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

It seems like soda tax propositions are popping up like mushrooms after spring showers across the country. And everywhere they do, the beverage industry is there, like a wild boar, ready to stomp them down. Last week, Philadelphia mayor Michael … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

Not all red meats are created equal. Better phrased – not all red meats affect our health equally. These are the findings published recently in Circulation, the scholarly journal of the American Heart Association. Turns out that processed meats are … Continue reading

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Mystery: Why Have Kids’ Peanut Allergies Tripled in a Decade?

Mystery: Why Have Kids’ Peanut Allergies Tripled in a Decade?

A study published in the May 12 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, provides an alarming statistic: …[a] research team surveyed 5,300 households in 2008 and discovered that 1.4% of children were thought to have peanut allergies, … Continue reading

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