Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, has found a correlation between high blood pressure and an affinity for salty food. Scientists observed 4 small groups of subjects who were offered french bread … Continue reading

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Could Counting Calories Be an Exercise in Futility?

Could Counting Calories Be an Exercise in Futility?

According to a new theory by prominent nutrition experts, we may be approaching weight loss the wrong way. What if instead of overeating leading to obesity, it’s obesity that leads to overeating? Let us explain. Weight gain involves the creation … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi, once the darling of the real food community, has seen its sales decline in recent years. Now owned by Kellogg’s, the company has been embroiled in legal battles as well. Customers sued the company for claiming its products were … Continue reading

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Something in Chocolate is Healthy, But Don’t Get Overexcited

Something in Chocolate is Healthy, But Don’t Get Overexcited

Every time a new study comes out extolling the health benefits of certain antioxidants in chocolate, giddy TV reporters assure us it’s fine to chomp down a few extra chocolate candy bars. The truth is not as sexy. The healthy … Continue reading

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Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Chocolate milk accounts for over 60 percent of the milk offered in schools today. Kids love it, mostly due to the high sugar content – about 3 teaspoons of added sugar for an 8 fluid ounce drink. But kids consume … Continue reading

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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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