Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Do you want to live longer? Consider putting down that sugary soft drink, right now. According to a new study published in Circulation, consumption of sugary soft drinks kills 25,000 people in the US every year, or 184,000 individuals worldwide. … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines. ┬áThe dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

5 Little Known Watermelon Facts

If there isn’t a watermelon chilling in your fridge right now, you’re probably living in the southern hemisphere. Or, you ran out last night. Because how else could you not want this wonderful fruit as part of your life? Here … Continue reading

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New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

Humans crave sweet. We are simply wired that way. Over the past two hundred years, table sugar has become so cheap and available that it has led to vast overconsumption. We are now paying with our health for the explosion … Continue reading

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General Mills: No More Glow-in-the-Dark Cereals

General Mills: No More Glow-in-the-Dark Cereals

Great news from the largest cereal manufacturer in the US. General Mills has announced that it will be reformulating all of its cereal to remove artificial colors and flavors, starting now. The process will take several years, and is expected … Continue reading

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FDA Finally Bans Artificial Trans-Fats, But Danger Still Lurks

FDA Finally Bans Artificial Trans-Fats, But Danger Still Lurks

This week, the FDA finally announced that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer classified as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Therefore, these oils can no longer be used as ingredients in foods manufactured, sold or served in the US. … Continue reading

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Peanuts, But Not Peanut Butter, Associated with Lower Death Risk from Cancer

Peanuts, But Not Peanut Butter, Associated with Lower Death Risk from Cancer

Half a handful of peanuts or tree nuts per day may decrease your chance of death from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A cohort study of 120 thousand … Continue reading

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New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

New York City Plans Warning Labels for Excessive Sodium Levels

When it comes to battling the obesity epidemic, New York City has been at the forefront of public health policy for well over a decade. New York was one of the first cities to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus … Continue reading

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Congress Undermines the FDA’s Menu Labeling Regulations

Congress Undermines the FDA’s Menu Labeling Regulations

Last November, we jubilantly reported about the FDA’s rules for calorie labels in restaurants. The rules were the result of a 2011 proposal, and are to be implemented by the end of this year. Congress, fueled by food industry lobbying … Continue reading

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