The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal is the morning routine for the majority of Americans. The vast array of choices, an entire supermarket aisle, is evidence of our love affair with popped, extruded, or otherwise processed grains mixed with sugar and milk. Cereal is … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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Is Milk Dangerous?

Is Milk Dangerous?

A surprising study on milk is taking the nutrition world by storm this week. It claims that, contrary to current beliefs, milk consumption increases fractures in women and decreases life expectancy in both men and women. Researchers in Sweden tracked … Continue reading

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Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks Ages People Faster

Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks Ages People Faster

Sugary soft drinks are taking a toll on our collective health. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has demonstrated the ill effects of daily consumption: Healthy adults who drank an 8-ounce sugary soft drink every … Continue reading

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Cheerios Executives: Our Ancient Grains Cereal is a Marketing Gimmick

Cheerios Executives: Our Ancient Grains Cereal is a Marketing Gimmick

We’re used to food company press releases touting the health benefits of their new products coming to market. In many cases, it’s just health-washing, without any real substance. But now, General Mills isn’t even bothering with that. In an interview … Continue reading

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Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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Move Over Greek, Here Comes BULGARIAN Yogurt

Move Over Greek, Here Comes BULGARIAN Yogurt

There’s an interesting post over at Food Navigator, detailing the story of Atanas Valev, a Bulgarian immigrant who came to the US in the early 90′s and is now selling his Trimona Brand of yogurt in 300 stores in the … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

Bill Clinton, junk food loving President turned vegan advocate, brought the 3 largest soft drink makers together this week to pledge what seems like a drastic reduction in calories in the coming years. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple committed … Continue reading

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