The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

Public health policy works. Here are some hard numbers for you, straight from the United Kingdom: Between 2003 and 2011, the Brits decreased their daily salt intake by 15 percent In that same time, death from heart diseases decreased by … Continue reading

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Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

Why Do “Farmers” Want to Keep Trans-Fats in Our Foods?

The FDA is close to deciding that partially hydrogenated fats should be removed from the American food supply. This is a good thing. Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) contain trans-fats, which are the worst type of fat for your cardiovascular health. … Continue reading

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Dutch Study Proves that Soda Tax Will Reduce Consumption

Dutch Study Proves that Soda Tax Will Reduce Consumption

Sugary soft drinks are not helping the global obesity pandemic. In fact, they may be exacerbating it. That’s why taxing sugary beverages is something being contemplated by governments across the globe. An experiment conducted by Dutch scientists used 3D simulation … Continue reading

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Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

We’re no fans of diet soft drinks. Add this to our list of reasons to abstain: a recently published study raises additional questions about artificially sweetened beverages. Close to 60,000 post-menopausal women with no heart problems participated in the study. … Continue reading

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Every Other American Has Risk Factors for this Disease

Every Other American Has Risk Factors for this Disease

Heart Disease is still the number one disease in the United States. 49% of us have at least one risk factor associated with the disease: high blood cholesterol high blood pressure smoking excess weight diabetes physical inactivity February was national … Continue reading

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Will Too Much Protein Kill You?

Will Too Much Protein Kill You?

As you well know, there are 3 macro-nutrients our body needs on a regular basis – fats, carbohydrates, and protein. People who are trying to lose weight instinctively stay away from fats because each gram of fat has 9 calories, … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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Just Great, A PepsiCo Board Member is Now President of the Institute of Medicine

Just Great, A PepsiCo Board Member is Now President of the Institute of Medicine

Talk about letting the fox guard the hen house! According to Forbes, the mother of conflicts of interest in nutrition has just been approved in Washington DC. A PepsiCo board member, Victor Dzau, has been appointed as the President of … Continue reading

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Egg Replacement Startup Raises $23 Million. Is this the Future of Food?

Egg Replacement Startup Raises $23 Million. Is this the Future of Food?

Hampton Creek Foods is a San Francisco start-up company that vastly differs from its web and mobile technology neighbors. Its goal – to replace eggs for food processing with a cheap, plant based formula. You won’t be able to enjoy … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

Though many had expected New York City to be the first to pass a soda / junk food tax, Michael Bloomberg was unsuccessful in passing such legislation during his tenure as mayor. Fierce opposition from junk food and beverage companies, … Continue reading

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