Obesity Rates May Be Leveling, but Our Waistlines Continue to Expand

Obesity Rates May Be Leveling, but Our Waistlines Continue to Expand

Remember the good news about obesity levels leveling off from a few weeks ago? Apparently our tummies haven’t heard the news. The average American waist circumference has continued to grow in the past decades, according to recent data from the … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

One of the complaints we often hear from people trying to improve their diet is how expensive it is to eat healthy. While this is a generalization that can be argued, one thing is irrefutable, it’s hard to eat healthy … Continue reading

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Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif is one of the biggest and most respected players in the bar category. Over the years, it has had so many brand extensions, its hard to keep track. Luna for women, Zbar, Clif Kids, are just a few examples. … Continue reading

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Want a Tan in Winter? Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Want a Tan in Winter? Eat More Fruits & Veggies

As summer fades to memory, so do our suntans. While tanning parlors are preparing for their busy season, an old-new solution is readily available – fruits and vegetables. In fact, it may even be better than a suntan. A UK … Continue reading

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Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

This chilled soup is actually a dessert. The sweet and tart pomegranate juice serves as host to slippery tapioca and crunchy pomegranate arils, a combination that’s sure to create a party in your mouth. This is a visually appealing dish … Continue reading

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Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

This is a guest blog post by┬áRichard Perlmutter, MS This post is about an error in the Nutrition Facts sugars content of Whole Foods store brand nonfat plain Greek Yogurt. It has snowballed into a major public relations problem for … Continue reading

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How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

How Surprising: Kellogg’s Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Sugar in Your Cereal

Kellogg’s is a big offender when it comes to breakfast nutrition. As one of the world’s biggest cereal makers, it has purveyed billions of sugary meals to barely-awake Americans for over 100 years. Brands such as Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, … Continue reading

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The Truth About MSG

The Truth About MSG

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a salt form of an amino acid (protein building block). It is often used as a food additive because it adds a deep umami flavor to dishes. MSG was first synthesized in 1908 in Japan, when … Continue reading

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The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

Everyone needs to eat more fruits and vegetables. They are tasty, full of fiber, rich in antioxidants, and should be a part of every meal. All good, right? Well, that depends on how seriously you take the threat of pesticide … Continue reading

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