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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What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

The US Dietary Guidelines are a set nutrition suggestions published every 5 years by the USDA. If you are wondering why the Department of Agriculture is responsible for nutrition advice, you’re not the only one. It’s a historical mistake that … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

The big news in the nutrition world this week is a meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that saturated fat may not be as bad for people’s health as once thought. The researchers behind the study are … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. In November last year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal to revoke the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). These oils typically … Continue reading

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Hot Soda!

Hot Soda!

While most Americans want their soft drinks served ice cold, in other parts of the world, this is not always the case. Canada Dry, a brand from the Coca Cola Company, is planning to release a ginger ale product in … Continue reading

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More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

The American Medical Association, representing over 200,000 physicians, is considering support of a ban of sales and advertising of energy drink to kids and teens under the age of 18. This is not alcohol and certainly not cigarettes, so why … Continue reading

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