Mac N’ Cheetos – an Orange Fast Food Junk Food Mashup from Burger King

Mac N’ Cheetos – an Orange Fast Food Junk Food Mashup from Burger King

Starting next week, Burger King will be selling a new junk-food mash-up named Mac N’ Cheetos. It’s a neon orange powdered nugget on the outside, filled with deep fried mac n’ cheese on the inside. A 5 piece serving of this … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Food Commercials Stats

Super Bowl Food Commercials Stats

40 different brands advertised during yesterday’s Super Bowl commercial breaks. Of those, 16 were food and beverage companies (40%). There were 8 beverages and 8 food brands advertised. 4 were beer 4 were soft drinks 4 were candies and snacks … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Eat More Salsa

4 Reasons to Eat More Salsa

Salsa is the Spanish term for “sauce” and has come to denote a light, tomato based sauce that many of us meet with a corn chip while watching televised sporting events. It’s a nutrition powerhouse to boot! Salsa is usually … Continue reading

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Sprouted Grains – 8 Things to Know

Sprouted Grains – 8 Things to Know

In recent years, food products boasting sprouted grains have grown in popularity. They include breads, pasta, crackers, snacks, and frozen foods. Today, we’ll explain what sprouted grains are, and what, if any, are their nutritional benefits. 1. Sprouted grains are … Continue reading

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The Cup that Tricks Your Brain to Think Water is Cola

The Cup that Tricks Your Brain to Think Water is Cola

An interesting innovation called the Right Cup was brought to our attention last week via a crowd funding campaign on IndiGogo. Isaac Lavi was diagnosed with diabetes and as a result had to give up on soft drinks and fruit … Continue reading

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Amy’s Frozen Foods to Open Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Frozen Foods to Open Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Kitchen is a well known brand in vegetarian circles. The company, founded in 1988, offers a plethora of frozen meals that are all vegetarian, mostly organic and non-GMO, and contain less to no artificial additives compared to the competition. … Continue reading

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Earl Grey Tea – What is It?

Earl Grey Tea – What is It?

Are you a tea lover? There are countless tea varieties and flavors available worldwide, but one that has caught on extremely well over the past 150 years is Earl Grey. The unique aroma of this tea is derived from oils … Continue reading

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Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Is Smoke Flavoring Safe?

Smoking is a millennia old technique used in many cultures to preserve food. Meats and fish would hang on rungs in a smokehouse over the course of a few hours to days. The meat was preserved by 2 means – … Continue reading

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Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett is a physician and nutrition researcher at Harvard University’s School of Medicine. This article is a part of the Harvard Experience series, which features Harvard faculty talking informally about the reasons they became teachers and scholars, and the … Continue reading

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Coke for Wall Street Vs. Coke for Nutritionists

Coke for Wall Street Vs. Coke for Nutritionists

If you really want to understand what food companies are doing on the health front, don’t go to nutrition conferences or read their PR aimed at dietitians. Read the reports they send out to Wall Street. You’ll be surprised how … Continue reading

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