Is There Any Benefit in an Alkaline Diet?

Is There Any Benefit in an Alkaline Diet?

An “alkaline diet” describes a group of loosely related eating regimens based on the precept that certain foods can affect the acidity level of bodily fluids and cells, including the urine or blood, and can thus be used to treat … Continue reading

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Are Nutrition Labels Interfering with Your Weight Loss?

Are Nutrition Labels Interfering with Your Weight Loss?

You are what you eat, so it makes sense to have that information readily available on packages when buying food at the supermarket. As science is evolving, the FDA is making several changes to the mandatory nutrition facts label, as … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup – What You Need to Know

Corn Syrup – What You Need to Know

Corn syrup is not the same as High Fructose Corn Syrup but they are related. It is used abundantly in the modern food industry and you’ve probably seen listed as an ingredient on various products at the supermarket. Additionally, you … Continue reading

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Be Careful With Smoothies

Be Careful With Smoothies

The summer season is quickly approaching and temperatures are climbing. People are drinking more to stay hydrated, often carelessly gulping too many calories. Smoothies have long enjoyed a health halo, but are they truly deserving of it? The answer is … Continue reading

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Is Food Diversity Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

Is Food Diversity Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

Never in the history of mankind has food been so abundant for the majority of humanity. In the Western world, the cost of food as a percent of income is lower than it was a century ago and before. Globalization … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. For some, the last day of a long weekend, kicking off the summer and lighting up the grill. For others, a painful day of mourning. Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30th. About 40 years … Continue reading

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Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Food is Everywhere, and That’s Not Good

Once upon a time you’d drive to a gas station to get your car filled up. Today, there’s a good chance you will fill yourself up as well. There are fast food joints, delis, and convenience stores in almost every … Continue reading

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4 Survival Tips for Office Meetings with Food

4 Survival Tips for Office Meetings with Food

Meetings are the bane of corporate life. They are time suckers and often useless, but there is no better alternative, so we are stuck with them. Besides the boredom and not getting any real work done, a major problem is … Continue reading

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How Mothers Shape Our Food Choices and Eating Habits

How Mothers Shape Our Food Choices and Eating Habits

Happy Mother’s Day! Moms are our first connection with food, literally from the moment we are born. They nurture us from their body, and continue to feed us and teach us about food throughout life. Not every lesson is always … Continue reading

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Which Came First, the Purple or the Orange Carrot?

Which Came First, the Purple or the Orange Carrot?

Surprisingly, the orange carrot is the youngest of all the colored carrots – purple, yellow, and white, all came before it. Originally a bitter white root, the carrot was cultivated 3000 years ago in the Persian empire and the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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