Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Last week, the FDA finalized the nutrition labeling requirements for food products sold in the US. Manufacturers have 2 years to adjust their labels. One of the interesting changes is a new requirement, to label vitamin D content. What is … Continue reading

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Cheez-It Whole Grain. Or Not.

Cheez-It Whole Grain. Or Not.

Kellogg’s is being sued for misleading consumers about its Cheez It crackers. While the The package boldly claims “Whole Grain”, the first ingredient is actually refined flour, not whole grain flour. Most of the health benefits of grain based foods … Continue reading

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Just How Processed is Orange Juice?

Just How Processed is Orange Juice?

Do you drink orange juice? If you answered yes, you are not alone. More than 600 million gallons of orange juice are sold per year in the United States. Despite the health halo it has, orange juice should not be … Continue reading

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Ghee – A Better Alternative to Butter?

Ghee – A Better Alternative to Butter?

Are you a fan of butter but interested in trying something new? How about some ghee (pronounced gee, like geek without the k). Ghee is made by clarifying butter and has been used in India for cooking and in Ayurvedic … Continue reading

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Interesting Findings from the FDA’s Health & Diet Survey

Interesting Findings from the FDA’s Health & Diet Survey

If you read nutrition labels, you are impacted by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), the federal regulatory body tasked with ensuring you know what you are buying / putting in your mouth. Every few years, the FDA conducts a … Continue reading

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What Constitutes a Healthy Bar?

What Constitutes a Healthy Bar?

Last year, the FDA warned KIND Snacks that the marketing claims on its bars are in violation of labeling regulations. KIND stated that its bars are “healthy”, but the word must be used in accordance with the regulation posted in … Continue reading

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How Did This Ice Cream Achieve Such a Low Calorie Count?

How Did This Ice Cream Achieve Such a Low Calorie Count?

Ice cream tastes awesome. A standard half cup serving of vanilla ice cream has 250 calories. Which is why it is such a guilt producing food for so many dieters. It’s also the reason food manufacturers are constantly looking to … Continue reading

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The Story of Margarita

The Story of Margarita

Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! Although it’s a time of celebration, please remember that if you are watching your calories, days like today are particularly challenging. There are plenty of healthy and delicious foods to eat today, including guacamole, tortillas, … Continue reading

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On Canned Tuna

On Canned Tuna

Today is World Tuna Day. Did you know that more hooks and nets are set in the ocean for tuna than for any other group of fish? Overfishing is a serious problem for tuna populations around the world, and may … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

How to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

Today is National Pretzel Day, a made up marketing holiday with an enticing freebie. Various chains will be handing out free pretzels to customers. Is this a good idea for someone watching what they eat? Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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