Is Milk Good for Me or Bad for Me?

Is Milk Good for Me or Bad for Me?

A new documentary, Got the facts on Milk?, now available on DVD,  answers the question unequivocally: Milk is BAD for everyone. Got the facts on Milk? is the work of filmaker Shira Lane whose dairy allergy prompted her to examine the … Continue reading

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Bummer – Weight Loss is Not Linear

Bummer – Weight Loss is Not Linear

Dieting is hard. Anyone who has tried to lose weight will tell you that. And it seems to be harder to shed the pounds the further into the diet you are. Through the basic laws of thermodynamics and energy (which … Continue reading

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What’s Coating Your Fruits & Veggies?

What’s Coating Your Fruits & Veggies?

Clementines, if you are not familiar with them, are type of orange. They are slightly smaller, seedless, easy to peel, and very sweet. You can find them in supermarkets produce section, usually in netted bags such as above. Being the … Continue reading

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The Big 3 Macronutrients – Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate

The Big 3 Macronutrients – Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate

We often see or hear claims about a food product being “low in carbs”, “high in protein” or “fat free”. We thought it would be a good idea to get back to the basics and do a post on these … Continue reading

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Serve Veggies First

Serve Veggies First

A quick one today. Studies have shown that serving raw vegetables or vegetable soup as an appetizer increases children’s veggie consumption. Raw carrots, tomato soup, cherry tomatos, edamame… Read the full story on Dr. Dina Rose’s blog It’s Not About … Continue reading

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Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Despite New York’s well intentioned efforts, the Federal government has rejected Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to combat obesity through limitations on soft drink purchases with “food stamps”. Almost a year ago, New York suggested that the city’s participants in the SNAP … Continue reading

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Caveman Cookies? Paleo Hits the Snack Aisle

Caveman Cookies? Paleo Hits the Snack Aisle

Are you familiar with the Paleo diet? It’s a relatively new phenomenon that embraces the presumed diet of the Paleolithic era which lasted over 2.5 million years and ended about 10,000 years ago as humanity switched from hunter-gatherer foods to … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt is on Fire

Greek Yogurt is on Fire

(image source: Serious Eats) Yogurt is a health food mega trend that’s few decades years old. But within the yogurt category, there’s a breakaway subcategory that is simply on fire: Greek yogurt sales have been doubling every single year for … Continue reading

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Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

Back to School – (Slightly) Less Sugar in Chocolate Milk

In tune with the season, we’re writing about school related topics in the last few weeks. Today, some promising news on the chocolate milk front. AS you know, chocolate milk is a very contentious issue in this country. The lines … Continue reading

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Ritz Crackers With Whole Wheat, Sorta but Not Really

Ritz Crackers With Whole Wheat, Sorta but Not Really

Ritz has a new cracker on the market and it’s made with Whole Wheat! The reason we want whole wheat and whole grains in our diet is: 1. the whole grain contains many more nutrients than a refined grain 2. … Continue reading

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