A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

It doesn’t get much healthier than broccoli. This veggie is a nutrition powerhouse: Only 27 calories per 1/2 cup cooked 10% of daily fiber (3 g) 25% Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 138% Vitamin K 21% of Folate The problem … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Recipes | Leave a reply
How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | Leave a reply
8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

8 Tips for Choosing Better Trail Mix

The warm days mean that many of us are outside hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park. What happens when you start to feel a bit hungry? Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather “just-one-bite” hungry. You … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 3 Replies
14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

14 Ways to Increase Your Magnesium Intake (You’ll LOVE the Last One!)

Magnesium is one of the top 10 most abundant elements in the universe. It therefore makes sense that it is involved in human nutrition. Almost all the cells in the body require magnesium for enzymatic activities. Unfortunately, 5-15% of Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 1 Reply
Whole Foods Market to Introduce New Store Format

Whole Foods Market to Introduce New Store Format

Earlier this month, Whole Foods Market (WFM) disclosed its plan for a new store format, expected in early 2016. The new locations will be branded differently than existing WFM stores and cater to a more price conscious consumer. The average … Continue reading

Posted in Organic, Local & Sustainable | 4 Replies
Walnuts are Wonderful!

Walnuts are Wonderful!

Today is National Walnut Day, a made up marketing holiday to get people talking about … walnuts. We’re suckers for for real food, so we will oblige, and inform you about the many benefits of this nuts. Walnuts are a … Continue reading

Posted in Food Thoughts | 2 Replies
USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a certification program to label products that have been made without genetically modified ingredients. The Agricultural Marketing Services arm of the USDA (AMS) received a request for help from a global … Continue reading

Posted in Organic, Local & Sustainable | 3 Replies
Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Plum Organics is a popular brand of squeezable food, targeting health conscious parents of toddlers who prefer organic and natural ingredients in travel safe packaging. The company has been so successful that Campbell’s acquired it a few years ago. Plum’s … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 5 Replies
Why Do Some People Lose Weight Much Faster than Others?

Why Do Some People Lose Weight Much Faster than Others?

Some people decide to go on a diet, and automagically, or so it seems, the pounds come off. Their friends, who adhere to a similar diet and exercise regime, lose only a fraction of the weight, much to their frustration. … Continue reading

Posted in Weight Loss | 2 Replies
Frozen Meals 2.0

Frozen Meals 2.0

Once upon a time, frozen meals were the equivalent of a nutrition train-wreck. This has changed in the last 2 decades, as food manufacturers identified the opportunity to provide a healthier solution for time-pressed families. The most famous brands of … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 2 Replies