Calorie Info Coming Soon to A Beer Can Near You

Calorie Info Coming Soon to A Beer Can Near You

Good news, beer cans and bottles will soon be labeled for calorie content and additional information. Surprising to some, there is no legal mandate for alcoholic beverage manufacturers to present nutrition information on their products. This is because alcohol is … Continue reading

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Chili Thoughts

Chili Thoughts

Today is National Chili Dog Day, a made up marketing holiday invented to get people to buy something. A chili dog is a glorified hot dog whose toppings have been upgraded from ketchup, mustard and relish to a chili sauce. … Continue reading

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When Deep Frying Reduces Fat

When Deep Frying Reduces Fat

Deep fried foods get a bad rap. You know… all that fat. Which means extra calories. And extra napkins. Well, for your next cocktail conversation, let it fly that skin-on chicken (and other fatty meats) have less fat after deep … Continue reading

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Multigrain, Whole Grain, Whole Wheat – Oh My, What Should I Eat?

Multigrain, Whole Grain, Whole Wheat – Oh My, What Should I Eat?

Grain products have become very confusing for the general public. With varying labels, titles, and logos it is confusing on what option is the best for you. Here’s a simple breakdown for you. Whole grains – contain the entire grain … Continue reading

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Which Is More – 10 Teaspoons or 40 Grams of Sugars?

Which Is More – 10 Teaspoons or 40 Grams of Sugars?

Before we answer, a bit of background. Food manufacturers are required to label specific nutrients in a product’s Nutrition Facts Label. Fats, Carbs, and Protein are labeled in grams. For some nutrients, the amount is also presented as a percent … Continue reading

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Crystal Pepsi or Crystal Meth – Which is More Harmful?

Crystal Pepsi or Crystal Meth – Which is More Harmful?

Pepsi is re-introducing a 90′s product called Crystal Pepsi. It’s just like regular Pepsi, but with a clear liquid. This feat is achieved by removing the caramel coloring that is responsible for the brownish tint all colas are famous for. … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Snacks – So Much Evil in Such a Small Bar

Weight Watchers Snacks – So Much Evil in Such a Small Bar

Weight Watchers is know for it’s weight loss program focused on group meetings and point counting. Did you know that the company is also in the food business, selling highly processed meals and snacks to its captive and sometimes gullible … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Preservatives: Nitrites vs Celery Powder

Hot Dog Preservatives: Nitrites vs Celery Powder

Besides being our independence day, Fourth of July is the unofficial hot dog holiday. As a highly processed meat, one of the ingredients often found in a hot dog is sodium nitrite. In this post, we’ll explain what it is, … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: A BBQ Sauce Nutrition Comparison

Fourth of July: A BBQ Sauce Nutrition Comparison

Grilling season is in high gear, and this weekend will see record numbers of Americans celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and … barbecued meals. Many of you will flavor your meats with an all American barbecue sauce. The origins … Continue reading

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General Mills’ New Tiny Toasts Makes Tiny Nutrition Improvements

General Mills’ New Tiny Toasts Makes Tiny Nutrition Improvements

Breakfast cereal sales have taken a nosedive in America in recent years, and the big manufacturers, Kellogg’s, Post, and General Mills, are suffering. Many of the iconic cereal brands have been with us for decades, so it was about time … Continue reading

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