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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What Do Taxes Have to Do with Nutrition?

What Do Taxes Have to Do with Nutrition?

Happy Tax Day! Did you know that more people think it’s easier to file their income tax on their own than it is to choose healthy food? In a survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in 2012, … Continue reading

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No, Adding the Word QUINOA to a Product’s Name Does Not Make It Healthy!

No, Adding the Word QUINOA to a Product’s Name Does Not Make It Healthy!

Case in point is this new product from Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo: Quinoa Granola Bars – Yogurt, Fruit, & Nut Flavor. Quinoa is an amazing grain, providing 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving. … Continue reading

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Laughing Gas, a Funny Ingredient in Whipped Cream

Laughing Gas, a Funny Ingredient in Whipped Cream

Laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide, is colorless, odorless, and has slight anesthetic properties. It has been loved by dentists and their patients for over 200 years. You may be surprised to learn that it is also used in whipped cream … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Calamari

Thoughts on Calamari

Some types of food are quite popular in restaurants, but are rarely prepared at home. One of them is calamari, which is the dining term for squid. Perhaps it’s the challenge of preparation that makes people apprehensive – it’s very … Continue reading

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This Ingredient is Found in Both Shoe Polish and Tic Tacs

This Ingredient is Found in Both Shoe Polish and Tic Tacs

Why are Tic Tacs so shiny? For the same reason shoe polish is. Both products share a common ingredient – Carnauba Wax, also known as Brazil wax. Carnauba wax is naturally sourced from the leaves of Brazilian trees called Copernicia … Continue reading

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