What is a Protein’s Biological Value and Why is it Important?

What is a Protein’s Biological Value and Why is it Important?

Human nutrition is vastly more complicated than the the simplified information provided to Americans through dietary guidelines, nutrition facts panels, and ingredient lists on products. Scientific understanding is evolving as well. If once all fats were grouped as one, today … Continue reading

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The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. Who knew you could bake bread in a slow cooker. Probably you did. But I didn’t. That is until my talented friend Jane sent … Continue reading

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What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

A first-world problem we’ve all encountered at some point or other, is a freshly prepared cup of steaming coffee ruined by the addition of sour milk. The first thing people do after pouring the coffee down the drain is examine … Continue reading

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What Do Dried Apricots, Shrimp, and Red Wine Have in Common?

What Do Dried Apricots, Shrimp, and Red Wine Have in Common?

The answer is sulfites. Sulfites are inorganic salts that have antioxidant and preservative properties. They appear under various names in ingredient labels: sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, sodium sulfate,  and potassium bisulfite. Sulfites prevent discoloration of dried fruit, certain shrimp, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

Don’t Buy This at the Supermarket

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Someone told me about this new product from Oscar Mayer and I thought they were joking. Noooo. They didn’t make a Lunchables for breakfast, did they? I mean isn’t 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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This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

Obesity is a major problem in modern society. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, in the last 50 years the improvement in lifetime expectancy due to smoking cessation, safer driving, and reduced drinking has been … Continue reading

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Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Unilever Introduces Margarine 2.0

Yesterday, Unilever announced a facelift to its margarine line: Unilever U.S. is transforming its current buttery spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

As part of the mid-term elections tomorrow, voters in Oregon and in Colorado will have an opportunity to decide if they want foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such. Currently, there is no Federal mandate for labeling … Continue reading

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