Philadelphia is the First Big City to Pass a Soda Tax

Philadelphia is the First Big City to Pass a Soda Tax

Philadelphia’s City Council voted yesterday to impose a tax on sugary drinks, becoming the first major city in the US to do so. A 1.5 cent tax will be imposed on every ounce of sugary and diet drink sold in … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Introduces a New Salad

McDonald’s Introduces a New Salad

Major news in fast food yesterday, as McDonald’s – symbol of the unhealthiest food you can get – announced an overhaul of its salads: Red leaf lettuce and carrots added to all salads on McDonald’s menus nationwide Colorful cornucopia of … Continue reading

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The NEW Nutrition Label is Coming

The NEW Nutrition Label is Coming

Two years ago, the FDA announced that it was planning to redo the nutrition facts label that appears on almost all food items in America. It presented a new label and asked the public and food companies for feedback. On … Continue reading

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Uglier Fruit May Actually Be Healthier Too

Uglier Fruit May Actually Be Healthier Too

An open secret in the grocery business is that vast amounts of perfectly fine produce is thrown away every day because it does not conform to strict visual guidelines, or, in other words, is unsellable. It could be a pear … Continue reading

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Is Full Fat Dairy Healthy After All?

Is Full Fat Dairy Healthy After All?

A new study, published in Circulation this month, is punching another hole in the wall of advice given to Americans for years to eat low-fat dairy. The health of over 3000 healthy adults was assessed over the course of 15-20 … Continue reading

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The Food Industry is Slowly Going BPA-Free

The Food Industry is Slowly Going BPA-Free

Last week, canned food giant Del Monte announced it will be phasing out BPA from all its products in the coming years. This is wonderful news. BPA (Bisphenol-A ) is a chemical used in lining the insides of cans in … Continue reading

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Scientists Have Discovered the Anti-Calorie

Scientists Have Discovered the Anti-Calorie

[Update: This was an April Fools' Prank] You may have heard the urban legend that celery is a negative calorie food: the body burns more calories digesting it than the celery actually provides.  While celery is indeed very low in … Continue reading

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Myth or Truth: Never Eat After 8PM

Myth or Truth: Never Eat After 8PM

A common diet belief, supported now and again by skinny celebrities, is that refraining from calories in the evening is a valid weight loss strategy. So far, this approach has not been supported by any scientific evidence. The recommendation from … Continue reading

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Purple Tea

Purple Tea

Are you ready for the next hot trend in the beverage world? It may very well be purple iced tea. A Kenyan expat is trying to interest US consumers in tea products made from a Kenyan green tea variant that … Continue reading

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Judge Allows NY to Go Forth with Sodium Labeling Measure

Judge Allows NY to Go Forth with Sodium Labeling Measure

Last summer, New York City introduced a plan to label restaurant foods with excessive levels of salt. Chains with 15 or more locations, as well as movie theaters, have to label any dish with 2300 mg of sodium or more … Continue reading

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