Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

image: kimballlarsen.com This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Beginning May 8, 1993 the American public has benefited from information about the composition of foods and beverages.  That date was the deadline for placing ‘Nutrition Facts’ on the … Continue reading

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FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided  ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms whole grain and whole wheat. We’ll try to clear that … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

Bread is a staple of the western world, something many of us consume daily, if not several times a day. There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf. The pleasure of a warm slice of bread … Continue reading

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FRS Healthy Slim – BS PR for a BS Product

FRS Healthy Slim – BS PR for a BS Product

We recently received an email pitch from FRS, a beverage company affiliated with Lance Armstrong, Tim Tebow and other super sport stars. We decided this would be a good opportunity to conduct an exercise in critical reading, to sharpen our … Continue reading

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Kids’ Cereal: Slight Improvement. Long Road Still Ahead

Kids’ Cereal: Slight Improvement. Long Road Still Ahead

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently released its 2012 report entitled Cereal F.A.C.T.S. Three years after their original report on the state of advertising to children, researchers report “Limited progress in the  nutrition quality and marketing … Continue reading

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Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – Chances are You’ll be Eating it Today

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – Chances are You’ll be Eating it Today

The above humorous poster, spotted on Food Renegade‘s Facebook page, immediately led us to explore said ingredient. Turns out it’s not as bad as one would think. Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is an additive used in the food industry, mostly in … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

On a recent visit to my aunt, I found this Nutty Delights Bar on her kitchen counter.  Looked yummy and seemed like a decent choice for auntie, a known junk food addict.  It has fiber, it has antioxidants . . … Continue reading

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Cleanse Diets. The Hope. The Horror

Cleanse Diets. The Hope. The Horror

Lucy is a friend, educated and familiar with nutrition basics, who eats a relatively healthy vegetarian diet. Lucy recently surprised us by announcing she is going on the Master Cleanse Diet. For those unfamiliar, this is one of many “Detox” … Continue reading

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