Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut oil is hot, and it’s not just because of its tropical origins. Vilified for decades for its extremely high saturated fat content, coconut oil has found many new fans in recent years. The web is bursting with health claims … 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 Richard 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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Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Big food and beverage companies have increasingly become the target of class-action lawsuits. While victories end up with very small earnings for individual consumers, the big winners are usually the representing law firms, making millions of dollars in legal fees. … Continue reading

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Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Spotted in the wild – Hunt’s “100% Natural” Tomato Ketchup. The Con-Agra owned brand boast No preservatives, and No high fructose corn syrup on the front of pack. This is the copy on the back: “From the tomato experts: Hunt’s … Continue reading

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How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

Maraschino Cherries are the ultra-sweet, plastic tasting condiments one often encounters topping ice cream desserts or added to cocktails. They are very pretty but most certainly don’t taste anything like real cherries. How did wonderful fresh cherries become “Maraschino”? There’s … Continue reading

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Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

There’s no stopping the energy drink market, unfortunately. Instead of proper nutrition and sleep, people are seeking a shortcut in the form of sugary caffeine boosts. Monster is a category leader in a market that is growing 10% a year. … Continue reading

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Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS For most nutrients it is easy to understand how the % Daily Value (%DV) is determined. It is simply the percentage of the 100% Daily Value amount that is in … Continue reading

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Shrimp Chips. Seriously?

Shrimp Chips. Seriously?

Just as I was checking out at Safeway, I noticed a row of boxes with these interestingly named snacks in and on top of them. Shrimp. Chips. A match made in heaven! Or is it? If you were expecting thinly … Continue reading

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Clean Label or Mislabeled?

Clean Label or Mislabeled?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. What’s not to like about a “clean” label – listing only one or two ingredients – to show how pure a … Continue reading

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Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Stevia has gained a loyal following since it was approved for use by the FDA in 2008. The zero-calorie sweetener is found in soft drinks, yogurts, and in stand-alone packets that people can use to sweeten whatever they like. Stevia … Continue reading

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