Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Cheese Lovers Rejoice with Improved Metabolism and Longevity

Here’s a bit of good news for fine cheese lovers. Researchers designed a study to answer the “French Paradox” – why do the French, whose diet is high in saturated fat, live linger than Americans or Brits? The accepted answer … Continue reading

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Should Schools Dictate Nutrition to Parents?

Should Schools Dictate Nutrition to Parents?

Social media was teeming with discussions this week after a Denver-area mother published a note she received from her daughter’s preschool reprimanding her for packing Oreos in her lunch. The cookies were returned home uneaten, along with this note: “Dear … Continue reading

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Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

Potassium – You’re Not Getting Enough

98 percent of Americans don’t get enough of the micronutrient potassium in their diet. Potassium is an important mineral because it: 1. helps to build muscles, 2. balances fluid and electrolytes in the body 3. controls the electrical activity of … Continue reading

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Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson, one of the largest suppliers of chicken products to consumers and restaurants, has announced that it is phasing out the use of human antibiotics. By 2017, all its birds will be free of human antibiotics (but not other animal … Continue reading

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Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame, Opts for Other Controversial Sweeteners

Worried about falling sales of its Diet Pepsi line of beverages, Pepsico is reformulating its diet drink. In line with the top concern voiced by customers, Pepsi is removing aspartame, a controversial artificial sweetener. This is not the first time … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

So, you want to lose weight but are running into roadblocks? Here are some tips that may help. 1. Mentally prepare for the long haul. A good weight loss strategy is a lifestyle-change strategy. If you go on a crazy … Continue reading

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Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Bai5 is a beverage brand founded in 2009. It recently received an equity investment from the Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group. In just 5 short years, the brand has reached an impressive annual revenue of over $50 million. Bai is a sweetened … Continue reading

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5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

There is a perception that living in a democratic society, our freedom to choose is boundless. “It’s a free country,” after all. But is our freedom really unbridled? When it comes to many decisions we make, they are much more … Continue reading

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