The Difference Between Whole Grains & Whole Wheat [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

The Difference Between Whole Grains & Whole Wheat [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we shared our ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms “whole grain” and “whole wheat”. We’ll try to clear … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Buying Bread [miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Buying Bread [miniseries part 1/4]

There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf of bread. Bakers who have mastered the proper technique produce batches of bread that are so delectable you want to eat them without adding anything. The problem: zero … Continue reading

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3 Surprising Sources of Calcium

3 Surprising Sources of Calcium

Our body requires multiple minerals to assist with physiological functions such as hormone control, growth, and other structural roles. Unlike the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates which provide the energy to be consumed by your body, minerals are energy-less and are … Continue reading

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Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Reduced-Fat-Peanut-Butter Fail

Peanut butter is a great, nutritious food, and a staple in many American homes. It is high in calories, because peanuts are high in (healthy) fats. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 190 calories. In order to make peanut … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Surprises with New Lineup of Organic Soups

Campbell’s Surprises with New Lineup of Organic Soups

Identifying the growing organic food trend, Campbell’s soup company is introducing a line of organic soups to its stable of products. According to the company, they have  “combined high-quality ingredients with the delicious flavor people expect from our products to … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Front-of-Package Claims

The Top 3 Front-of-Package Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the best ways to judge consumer concerns about packaged foods is to look at the claims on the packaging. Manufacturers use these claims to offer reassurance that products … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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Raisin Bran, Now with Cranberries, Makes a Shady Health Claim

Raisin Bran, Now with Cranberries, Makes a Shady Health Claim

Raisin Bran cereal has been around for decades. Like many cereal manufacturers, its parent company, Kellogg’s, is seeing a decline in sales as consumer preferences shift. Hence, an attempt to lure us with exciting flavors and improved nutrition profiles. Enter Raisin … Continue reading

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Fiber One Now Makes Protein Bars. Should You Eat Them?

Fiber One Now Makes Protein Bars. Should You Eat Them?

Most Americans are woefully low in their daily fiber intake. Instead of getting it from real foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, many turn to the supermarket snack aisles for help. Fiber One is a brand of foods and … Continue reading

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Superbowl Special: We Were Shocked To Learn What’s In This Guacamole

Superbowl Special: We Were Shocked To Learn What’s In This Guacamole

The Superbowl is here, a festival of glitzy commercials, snacks galore, and according to some rumors, a football game. Guacamole has become part of the tradition, as a healthy dip for your tortilla chips. 50 million pounds of avocado will … Continue reading

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