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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Pizza Hut to Become Slightly Less Unhealthy

Pizza Hut to Become Slightly Less Unhealthy

A few weeks ago, Pizza Hut announced a host of changes in the ingredients it uses to produces its menu items. These are mostly cosmetic and don’t address the elephant in the room: high calorie pizzas loaded with saturated fats … Continue reading

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Pineapple Heaven

Pineapple Heaven

Pineapples in season are not only tasty and healthy, but are relatively cheap. One cup of pineapple has just 80 calories and costs $0.70. It’s fat-free, low in sodium and rich in vitamin C, 130 percent of the daily value. … Continue reading

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Evaporated Cane Juice – Healthier than Sugar?

Evaporated Cane Juice – Healthier than Sugar?

People have a love / hate with sugar. We love sweet food, but know we should limit our consumption. One way to do this is to avoid buying products that list sugar as an ingredient. Food manufacturers realized this long … Continue reading

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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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