11 Types of Food Additives You Need to Know About

11 Types of Food Additives You Need to Know About

One of the sexiest health claims on food products is “No additives or preservatives”. As the food industry is adapting to consumer demand for real food, companies are looking for ways to remove ingredients that are deemed dangerous by consumers. … Continue reading

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The Nasty Truth About Fat-Free Salad Dressing

The Nasty Truth About Fat-Free Salad Dressing

People who try to lose weight are on a constant look out for lower calorie foods. This makes perfect sense. Sometimes these good intentions lead to bad food choices. Take salad dressing, for example. First and foremost, a tasty salad … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

For decades, we’ve been taught that low-fat dairy is healthier for us. Fat was vilified as the culprit responsible for weight gain and heart disease. But lately, we’re seeing a reversal, and fat is being celebrated. Unfortunately, there is no … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Our collective sweet tooth is a major challenge when it comes to weight management. Soft drinks are the single largest contributor to obesity in the US, and sugar is added to a large number of products we purchase in the … Continue reading

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The FDA Wants You to Know How Much Sugar You Are Adding to Your Diet

The FDA Wants You to Know How Much Sugar You Are Adding to Your Diet

Earlier this year, the FDA introduced a new nutrition label planned to replace the current label in the near future, most likely 2018. The new label requires companies to list the amount of sugar that was added to a food … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Victim of This Dunkin’ Donuts Health Ambush

Don’t Be a Victim of This Dunkin’ Donuts Health Ambush

Duncan Donuts is trying to keep with the time; and consumer preferences for healthier fare. That’s why this summer, DD has added “Fruit Smoothies” to its lineup. Here is the copy for its Tropical Mango Smoothie: “The feel good taste … Continue reading

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4 Orange Juice Lies

4 Orange Juice Lies

Orange juice is a big business in the US, generating over $10 billion in annual sales. While oranges are inherently healthy, the fresh fruit has a short season. In order to bring the goodness of oranges to the rest of … Continue reading

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How Much Sugar in Starbucks “Lightly Sweetened” Iced Coffee?

How Much Sugar in Starbucks “Lightly Sweetened” Iced Coffee?

We’re in the heat of summer, and everyone is slogging through long, hot, and humid days. People hydrate more during July and August than the rest of the year. While this can be an opportunity to train the palate to … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade – You’ll Never Believe How Many Teaspoons of Sugar!

McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade – You’ll Never Believe How Many Teaspoons of Sugar!

McDonald’s is promoting its strawberry lemonade this summer, encouraging us to “get shakin’ on some strawberry sweetness.” We can relate to that. In fact, we love strawberries. However, this is simply sugar water in disguise. Don’t believe us? Here’s the … Continue reading

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Steak Sauce Deconstructed (Father’s Day Special)

Steak Sauce Deconstructed (Father’s Day Special)

Happy Father’s Day! If you’re celebrating with your family by grilling meat, there’s a fair chance you will be employing sauce as well. Steak sauce has been around for almost 200 years, since the days of British King George the … Continue reading

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