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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Ultra-Processed Food and Added Sugar Consumption

Ultra-Processed Food and Added Sugar Consumption

Some people hardly eat food anymore. They eat ultra-processed food, and it’s making them sick. A study published in the British Medical Journal has outlined the effects of western food consumption habits. For the purpose of the study, “ultra-processed food” … Continue reading

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This Easter, Keep the Bright Colors Out of Your Mouth

This Easter, Keep the Bright Colors Out of Your Mouth

Easter is the holiday of spring and renewal. It is also the holiday of brightly colored eggs and candies. Tomorrow, millions of kids will gorge on sweets. As a result, some of them will start bouncing off the walls. It … Continue reading

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Think Thin Protein Smoothie Mix – Review

Think Thin Protein Smoothie Mix – Review

Think Thin is a brand of protein bars that we reviewed a while ago and were not apt to recommend due to its highly processed ingredient list. That didn’t stop the company from growing its sales and expanding its offerings. … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know About Potato Chips

7 Things to Know About Potato Chips

Today in National Potato Chip Day, another made up holiday to get us to eat more more more potato chips. Here are some interesting facts. 1. Americans spend $7 billion a year on potato chips!! 2. Plain potato chips are … Continue reading

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What is Wood Pulp Doing in My Cheese?

What is Wood Pulp Doing in My Cheese?

Is wood part of your diet? If you eat American-made grated parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese, then it likely is! The FDA, acting on a tip, investigated a Pennsylvania cheese manufacturer called “Castle Cheese Inc”. Their grated parmesan claimed to … Continue reading

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