McDonald’s Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for 2016*

McDonald’s Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for 2016*

1. We will acknowledge that portion size is the biggest factor in the caloric content of menu items; furthermore, we will concede that shrinking a menu item does not make it “healthier,” only lower in calories along with all other … Continue reading

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PB2 Peanut Butter Powder – Good or Bad for Me?

PB2 Peanut Butter Powder – Good or Bad for Me?

PB2 is an innovative product. Peanuts are processed into powder that has signficantly less fat than traditional peanut butter. According to the manufacturer – a serving of PB2 contains 85% less calories from fat compared to a serving of peanut … Continue reading

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Fructooligosaccharides – Miracle Ingredient or Dietary Devil?

Fructooligosaccharides – Miracle Ingredient or Dietary Devil?

If you’re in the habit of reading ingredient lists, you may have come across the tongue twister known as fructooligosaccharides (or FOS in shorthand). The word is more easily pronounced when we realize it is a compound of “fructo”, “oligo”, … Continue reading

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Why is Expeller Pressed Oil Considered Healthier?

Why is Expeller Pressed Oil Considered Healthier?

Oil is one of the basic ingredients, found in almost every pantry, as well as in many prepared foods. If you read ingredient labels, you may have noticed the term “expeller pressed oil” being used in some cases. This term … Continue reading

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Sugar Beats Fat as Top Concern When Choosing Foods

Sugar Beats Fat as Top Concern When Choosing Foods

A recent survey by NPD, a market research firm, confirms that consumer attitudes are evolving along with science. For decades, fat was the healthy eater’s biggest villain, but last year sugar surpassed it for the first time. According to the … Continue reading

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English Muffins – Healthier than Regular Muffins?

English Muffins – Healthier than Regular Muffins?

English Muffins are actually an American invention. They are small, round breads, prepared on a griddle, and noted for their “nooks and crannies”. These caverns are perfect hosts for jam, butter, and other decadent toppings. English Muffins were invented by … Continue reading

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Chobani Flip Greek Yogurt – Gimmick or Healthy Snack?

Chobani Flip Greek Yogurt – Gimmick or Healthy Snack?

Chobani is the Greek yogurt powerhouse in America. In less than a decade, it has grown from start-up to a billion dollar company. In order to continue growing at a rapid clip, the company is constantly innovating. The Chobani Flip … Continue reading

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What is L-cysteine, or How Did Duck Feathers Get in My Bread???

What is L-cysteine, or How Did Duck Feathers Get in My Bread???

L-cysteine (sometimes shown as E920 on food labels) is a food additive often derived from duck feathers or human hair. It is used as a dough conditioner and strengthener, meaning the dough can be stretched out to make a pizza … Continue reading

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Centrum Vitamints – Clinically Proven to be … a Waste of Money

Centrum Vitamints – Clinically Proven to be … a Waste of Money

Earlier this year, Centrum introduced a new twist to the age old multivatamin. Dubbed Vitamint, the product is a vitamin pill that tastes like a mint. How refreshing! Or not. Here’s the company’s marketspeak: “Americans want to live well – … Continue reading

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The Truth About Pita Chips

The Truth About Pita Chips

Pita chips are a relatively new invention that many dieters rave over. While they may be a tasty alternative to potato chips, are pita chips of any nutritional value? We’ll try to answer below. But first, some background. As many … Continue reading

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