Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

A study encompassing over 1 million people in the UK has found a curious correlation between antibiotic use and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. For example, people who were prescribed¬†penicillin between 2-5 times had an 8% increase in … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Kraft and Heinz announced a merger this morning. The joint company will have 8 brands selling over $1 billion annually, including Heinz Ketchup, Ore Ida, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. The merger is expected … Continue reading

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Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

A new study shows a high correlation between diet soda intake and waist circumference in older Americans. Researchers followed 700 Americans over the age of 65 for over 10 years. The diet soda drinkers gained 3.2 inches in waist circumference, … Continue reading

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What Ingredient Did Dunkin’ Donuts Just Dump?

What Ingredient Did Dunkin’ Donuts Just Dump?

Titanium Dioxide is a popular chemical used to whiten paints, sunscreen, and toothpaste. It’s also used to whiten powdered sugar. Because, for some reason, regular powdered sugar just isn’t white enough. The titanium dioxide used in powdered sugar is manufactured … Continue reading

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Study Confirms: Nuts Are Good For You

Study Confirms: Nuts Are Good For You

A study published this week reviews of the diets of over 200,000 people in the US and in China has confirmed what we’ve know all along: A diet including nuts reduces the risk of heart disease. People who ate the … Continue reading

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Could Common Food Emulsifiers Be the Cause of Obesity?

Could Common Food Emulsifiers Be the Cause of Obesity?

Many foods sold in supermarkets today include additives from a family known as emulsifiers. ¬†You may have noticed some popular emulsifiers when reading the ingredient list of your favorite foods: soy lecithin, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan to name just a … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Announces Ingredient Overhaul

Hershey’s Announces Ingredient Overhaul

Bowing to consumer pressure, The Hershey company announced last week that it is transitioning to “Simple, Easy to Understand Ingredients”. During 2015, the company will be making the following changes to some of its most iconic products, including Hershey’s Kisses: … Continue reading

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10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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Why Are Consumers Shunning Special-K and Kashi?

Why Are Consumers Shunning Special-K and Kashi?

Last week, Kellogg’s announced that its quarterly revenue plummeted by over $1 Billion, posting a net loss of $300 million dollars! The losses were attributed to sales of cereals and snacks, particularly Special-K and Kashi. Once the darlings of health … Continue reading

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